European French

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European French (French: français d'Europe, français européen) is the variety of French spoken in Europe, either in French speaking countries or area.

Geographic distribution[edit]

Knowledge of French in the European Union and candidate countries[1]

Among varieties of European French, we can find:

  • French of France, the predominant variety of the French language in France, Monaco and Andorra
  • Belgian French, the variety of French language spoken mainly in the French Community of Belgium
  • Swiss French, the variety spoken in the French-speaking area of Switzerland
  • Luxembourg French, the variety spoken in the French-speaking area of Luxembourg

And also:


  1. ^ EUROPA, data for EU25, published before 2007 enlargement.

Further reading[edit]

  • Françoise Gadet (March 1996). "Variabilité, variation, variété: le français d'Europe". Journal of French Language Studies (in French): 75–98. doi:10.1017/S0959269500004981. ISSN 0959-2695. Wikidata Q104115899.
  • "Documents pour l'étude du français d'Europe". Canadian Journal of Linguistics (in French): 80–93. 1958. doi:10.1017/S0008413100025469. ISSN 0008-4131. Wikidata Q104117166.
  • François Poiré; Veranika Barysevich (2014). "La réalisation accentuelle des mots de fonction dans différents styles de parole du français européen" (PDF). Nouveaux cahiers de linguistique française (in French): 21–32. ISSN 1661-8246. Wikidata Q104117216.

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