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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Old Frenchby E. Einhorn

    Cambridge University Press 1975; US$ 44.00

    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...

  • The Categories of Grammarby Alan Huffman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 216.00

    This book offers an analysis of the French clitic object pronouns lui and le in the radically functional Columbia school framework, contrasting this framework with sentence-based treatments of case selection. It suggests that features of the sentence such as subject and object relations, normally taken as pretheoretical categories of observation... more...