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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00
This volume offers an alternative, sign-oriented analysis of the distribution of the French Indicative and Subjunctive. It rejects both government and functions, attributed to both moods, and shows that the distribution of the Indicative and the Subjunctive is motivated by their invariant meanings. The volume illustrates the close interaction between... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00
This study aims to investigate politeness in women?s and men?s speech, with a particular focus on the use of c?est-à-dire, enfin, hein and quoi in contemporary spoken French . Politeness is defined as going beyond the notion of the face-threatening act, englobing both everyday ideas of politeness and the creation of sociability in face-to-face... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00
Interrogative clauses in French show abundant variation, especially with regard to the position of the subject vis-à-vis the finite verb, the placement of the wh-word, and the use of question markers such as est-ce que and ti / tu . This book presents a comprehensive study of the evolution and use of French interrogative constructions across a time... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 173.00
This book examines argumental un -NPs and du/des -NPs in French: nominals with the indefinite article and with the so-called ?partitive article? respectively. The main aim is to account for the different interpretations of these indefinites and to determine how interpretation and structure are related. This study thus concerns the syntax-semantics... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 165.00
This book is a detailed study of French-English linguistic borrowing in Prince Edward Island, Canada which argues for the centrality of lexical innovation to grammatical change. Chapters 1–4 present the theoretical and methodological perspectives adopted along with the sociolinguistic history of Acadian French. Chapter 5 outlines the basic features... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 165.00
Many of the assumptions of Labovian sociolinguistics are based on results drawn from US and UK English, Latin American Spanish and Canadian French. Sociolinguistic variation in the French of France has been rather little studied compared to these languages. This volume is the first examination and exploration of variation in French that studies in... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00
This chapter examines the semantic development of fortuné in Modern French, charting its sociostylistic variation from the 18th to the 21st century. It focuses particularly on the increasing use of fortuné in its current sense of ‘rich/wealthy’, and the negative reception of this new sense in most lexicographical works up... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 203.00
This book analyses and describes Speech and Thought Presentation (S&TP) in French from a broad theoretical perspective, building bridges between linguistic, stylistic and narratological frameworks that have until now been developed separately. It combines the French théorie de l?énonciation and different Anglo-Saxon approaches of reported discourse... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 149.00
This study is both particularistic and generalizing. At one level it can be seen as an investigation of French urban marketplaces as systems of communication, with a microscopic examination of verbal interaction and sociability patterns in a specific cultural setting. At another level it constitutes an attempt to show some relationships between the... more...