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  • 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...

  • Foundations of French Syntaxby Michael Allan Jones

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 53.00

    Detailed analysis of the principal areas of French grammar, grounded in traditional and modern theory. more...

  • Unforgettable Frenchby Maria Rice-Jones

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 20.99

    Unforgettable French uses memory tricks to teach and reinforce major points of French grammar from the basics up to high school level, to learners of all ages. It may be used: by anyone who wishes to gain confidence in speaking French, as a revision aid, to consolidate the learner?s grasp of grammatical points, to complement whatever French scheme... more...

  • Speech and Sociability at French Urban Marketplacesby Jacqueline Lindenfeld

    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...