The Vocabulary of Modern French provides a fresh insight into contemporary French.
With this book, Hilary Wise offers the first comprehensive overview of the modern French vocabulary: its historical sources, formal organisation and social and stylistic functions.
Topics covered include:
* external influences on the language
* word formation
* semantic change
* style and register
In addition, the author looks at the relationship between social and lexical change and examines attempts at intervention in the development of the language.
Each chapter is concluded by notes for further reading, and by suggestions for project work which are designed to increase awareness of specific lexical phenomena and enable the student-reader to use lexicographic databases of all kinds.
The Vocabulary of Modern French is an accessible and fascinating study of the relationship between a nation and its language, as well as providing a key text for all students of modern French.
"Students of the French language will find in this wide-ranging textbook a mass of information and ideas. Teachers will appreciate its useful exercises and bibliographies. And there is food for thought here for all those who wish to improve their understanding of the vagaries and puzzles of the French vocabulary."
-Theodore Zeldon, St. Anthony's College, Oxford
|Questions and Concepts||p. 1|
|The Lexical Foundations of French||p. 26|
|Les Racines Nobles||p. 45|
|Further Reading||p. 58|
|The Romance Contribution||p. 59|
|English Influence||p. 79|
|New Words for Old||p. 103|
|Cognitive Processes and Semantic Change||p. 132|
|Further Reading||p. 156|
|Lexis in Society||p. 157|
|Lexis in Context||p. 176|
|Further Reading||p. 200|
|Codification, Control and Linguistic Mythology||p. 220|
|Further Reading||p. 242|
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Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 24th July 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.24 x 15.55
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1