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  • Comparative Stylistics of French and Englishby Jean-Paul Vinay; Jean Darbelnet; Juan C. Sager; M.-J. Hamel

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 180.00

    The Stylistique comparée du français et de l?anglais has become a standard text in the French-speaking world for the study of comparative stylistics and the training of translators. This updated, first English edition makes Vinay & Darbelnet's classic methodology of translation available to a wider readership. The translation-oriented contrastive... more...

  • Expressing the Same by the Differentby Igor Dreer

    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...

  • Gender, Politeness and Pragmatic Particles in Frenchby Kate Beeching

    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...

  • Grammatical Variation across Space and Timeby Martin Elsig

    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...

  • The Layered DPby Tabea Ihsane

    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...

  • The Lexical Basis of Grammatical Borrowingby Ruth King

    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...

  • Social and Stylistic Variation in Spoken Frenchby Nigel Armstrong

    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...

  • Sociolinguistic Variation in Contemporary Frenchby Kate Beeching; Nigel Armstrong; Françoise Gadet

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00

    Divided into three main sections on Phonology, Syntax and Semantics, this new volume on variation in French aims to provide a snapshot of the state of sociolinguistic research inside and outside metropolitan France. From a diatopic perspective, varieties in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Africa and Canada are considered, mainly with respect to phonological... more...

  • Speech and Thought Presentation in Frenchby Sophie Marnette

    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...

  • Old Frenchby E. Einhorn

    Cambridge University Press 1975; US$ 43.00

    A concise but unusually comprehensive handbook for the students of Old French. more...