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  • 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...

  • Semantic Issues in Romance Syntaxby Esthela Treviño; José Lema

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 180.00

    All of the articles in this volume focus on the interaction of form and meaning. Most of them are developed under the principal thesis of the Minimalist Program. These works show that the theoretical linguistic trend is to discover semantic aspects which are assumed to have visible syntactic repercussions through morphosyntactic and morphosemantic... more...

  • For to Speke Frenche Trewelyby Douglas A. Kibbee

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 165.00

    The first grammatical descriptions of the French language were produced in England, several centuries before the first grammar written in French (but also several centuries after the Norman Conquest). This book describes the status of French in England during the period from the marriage of Emma of Normandy to thelred (1004) to the fixing of a (relatively)... more...

  • In Memoriam Friedrich Diez: Akten des Kolloquiums zum Wissenschaftsgeschichte der Romanistik/Actes du Colloque sur l'Histoire des Etudes Romanes/ Procby Hans-Josef Niederehe; Harald Haarmann

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1976; US$ 210.00

    The first 'Kolloquium zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte der Romanistik' (Trier 1975) was held to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the death of Friedrich Diez, the founder of Romance philology. The colloquium offered Romanists and historians of linguistics the opportunity for intense discussion, which is continued in the papers in this volume. more...

  • Case Suspension and Binary Complement Structure in Frenchby Julia Herschensohn

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 158.00

    Adopting the theoretical framework of the minimalist program, this study of syntactic limitations on complement configuration investigates the link between thematic external arguments and case. Using evidence from pronominal, psychological experiencer, and inalienable constructions, it argues that both accusative and dative are structural cases in... more...

  • The Cognitive System of the French Verbby John Hewson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 158.00

    This study is based on the writings and teaching of Gustave Guillaume (1883-1960), one of the earliest proponents of what is today called Cognitive Linguistics. It offers (1) a much needed presentation in English of Guillaume’s view of the French system, (2) the clarifications added by his successors, and (3) much empirical detail added by the... more...

  • Anglicisms, Neologisms and Dynamic Frenchby Michael D. Picone

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 195.00

    This comprehensive study of Anglicisms in the context of accelerated neological activity in Contemporary Metropolitan French not only provides detailed documentation and description of a fascinating topic, but opens up new vistas on issues of general linguistic interest: the effects of technology on language, the analyticity-syntheticity controversy,... more...