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Exploring the French Language : German Texts - R. Anthony Lodge

Exploring the French Language

German Texts

Paperback Published: 2nd May 1997
ISBN: 9780340676622
Number Of Pages: 224

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Do you know what 'verlan' or French 'backslang' is? Was President Mitterand 'cAcblA (c)'? The French language is more than just a tool for communication; it has a crucial role to play in how native speakers of French think about the world and about themselves and their culture. This book helps students develop a systematic 'linguistic' approach to French. It covers the core topics, ranging from the structure and sounds of the language to discourse and everyday conversation. No previous knowledge of linguistics is assumed and a glossary of technical terms and many exercises and activities help reinforce key points. Students will find that their understanding and enjoyment of the French language is greatly enhanced by this book.

Industry Reviews

A unique and wide-ranging introduction to the structures and use of French language. Written with admirable clarity, it is a 'must' for all students of French linguistics. Aidan Coveney, Department of French, University of

A lively textbook. The Linguist

To be welcomed as offering a uniquely wide-ranging and stimulating introduction to the French language. MLR

Rich array of illustrations...(with) general user-friendliness...the authors succeed in making broad stimulating statements that can be refined, rather than contradicted, in more advanced courses. French Language Studies

Lay-persons versus linguistsp. 1
Varieties of Frenchp. 14
Word formation and etymologyp. 32
Word meaningp. 51
Describing French speech soundsp. 70
Pronunciation beyond the individual soundp. 93
French morphologyp. 115
French syntaxp. 136
Doing things with Frenchp. 155
Analysing discourse and everyday conversationp. 171
Glossary of linguistic termsp. 191
Bibliographyp. 205
Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9780340676622
ISBN-10: 0340676620
Series: German Texts
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 2nd May 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.72  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1