Dr Jonathan Kasstan, Lecturer in French and Linguistics (University of Westminster)


Jonathan R Kasstan


Peer-reviewed journal articles

Kasstan, J. R., Hall, D. J. and D. Hornsby (eds.) (in preparation, to appear 2019). ‘Langues régionales: models and methods’, Journal of French Language Studies.

Kasstan, J. R. (in press). ‘Emergent sociolinguistic variation in severe language endangerment’, Language in Society.

Kasstan, J. R., Auer A. and J. Salmons (2018). ‘Heritage-language speakers: theoretical and empirical challenges on sociolinguistic attitudes and prestige’, International Journal of Bilingualism, 22(4): 387-394 (https://doi.org/10.1177/1367006918762151).

Kasstan, J. R. (2018). ‘Exploring contested authenticity among speakers of a contested language: the case of ‘Francoprovençal’’, Journal of Multilingual & Multicultural Development, 39(5): 382-393 (https://doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2018.1429451).

Kasstan, J. R. and Nagy, N. (2018). ‘Francoprovençal: documenting contact varieties in Europe and North America’, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 249: 1-9. (https://doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2017-0050).

Zulato, A., Kasstan, J. R. and Nagy, N. (2018). ‘An overview of Francoprovençal vitality in Europe and North America’, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 249: 11-29. (https://doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2017-0038).

Kasstan, J. R. and Müller, D. (2018). ‘(l) as a sociolinguistic variable in Francoprovençal’, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 249: 99-118. (https://doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2017-0039).

Kasstan, J. R. (2017). ‘New speakers: challenges and opportunities for variationist sociolinguistics’, Language & Linguistics Compass, 11(8): e12249. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/lnc3.12249). [PDF].

Kasstan, J. R. (2017). ‘Francoprovençal’, Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/OBO/9780199772810-0157).

Pooley, T. and Kasstan, J. R. (2016). ‘Les variétés régionales non-méridionales de France: nivellement; dédialectalisation; supralocalisation’, Sociolinguistica, 30 (1): 175-198. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/soci-2016-0010). [PDF].

Kasstan, J. R. (2015). ‘Illustrations of the IPA: Lyonnais (Francoprovençal)’, Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 45 (3): 340-355. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025100315000250). [PDF].

Hawkey J. W. and Kasstan J. R. (2015). ‘Regional and minority languages in France: Policies of homogenization or a move towards heterogeneity? A case study on Francoprovençal’, The French Review, 89 (2): 110-125. [PDF].

Peer-reviewed book chapters

Ravindranath Abtahian, M. and J. R. Kasstan. (In preparation). Language contact and sociolinguistic variation. In: R. Hickey (ed.), The Handbook of Language Contact. 2nd Edition. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Kasstan, J. R. (2019). On new speakers and language revitalisation: Arpitan and community (re)formation. In: M. Harrison & A. Joubert (eds.), French Language Policies and the Revitalisation of Regional Languages in the 21st Century. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 149-170. ISBN: 978-3-319-95938-2, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95939-9).

Kasstan, J. R. (2016). Denomination and the ‘problem’ of Francoprovençal. In: J. M. Éloy (ed.), Le nom des langues IV. Le nom des langues romanes. Leuven: Peeters, 73-92. ISBN: 978-90-429-3235-7.

Book reviews

Kasstan, J. R. (2017). Review of W. V. Davies and E. Ziegler (eds.) ‘Language Planning and Microlinguistics: From Policy to Interaction and Vice Versa’, Language Policy, 16 (4): 481-483. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10993-017-9447-1).

Kasstan, J. R. (2016). Review of M. C. Jones and D. C. Hornsby (eds.) ‘Language and Social Structure in Urban France’, Journal of French Language Studies, 26(2): 209-211. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S095926951500054X).

Kasstan, J. R. (2015). Review of M. Hüning, U. Vogl and O. Moliner (eds.) ‘Standard Languages and Multilingualism in European History. Multilingualism and Diversity Management’, Language Policy, 14 (3): 301-303. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10993-014-9315-1).

Kasstan, J. R. (2013). Review of J. Milroy and L. Milroy ‘Authority in Language. Investigating Standard English, 4th Edition’, Language in Society, 42 (5): 601-2. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0047404513000791).

Kasstan, J. R. (2013). Review of K. J. Kragh ‘Le remplacement de l‘imparfait du subjonctif par le présent du subjonctif considéré dans une perspective de grammaticalisation’, Journal of French Language Studies, 23 (3): 456-7. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0959269513000264).

Public engagement

Kasstan, J. R. (2014). ‘Quelle orthographe pour les patois?’ (pdf), Revue L'Ami du Patois, 158: 23-28.

Kasstan J. R. (2013). ‘Un anglais sur le sol des patoisants’ (pdf), Revue L'Ami du Patois, 154: 32-33.


Kasstan, J. R. (2015). Variation and change in Francoprovençal: A study of an emerging linguistic norm. Unpublished PhD Thesis. Department of English Language and Linguistics. University of Kent.

Kasstan, J. R. (2010). Language obsolescence in the Lyonnais area. Unpublished M.Phil Thesis. Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. University of Cambridge.
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