Exploring the French Language

Exploring the French Language

Book - 1997
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Taylor
& Francis Publishing

Do you know what 'verlan' or French 'backslang' is? Was President Mitterand 'câblé'? 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.

Oxford University Press
This is an accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the structures and use of the French language, suitable for all serious students of French linguistics.

Publisher: London ; New York : Arnold : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, c1997
ISBN: 9780340676622
0340676620
9780340676615
0340676612
Branch Call Number: 440
Characteristics: vi, 216 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lodge, R. Anthony

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