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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A French-English Grammarby Morris Salkoff

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 188.00

    In this contrastive French-English grammar, the comparisons between French structures and their English equivalents are formulated as rules which associate a French schema (of a particular grammatical structure) with its translation into an equivalent English schema. The grammar contains all the rules giving the English equivalents under translation... more...

  • Generative Phonologyby Nigel Love

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 158.00

    This study is a discussion of, rather than a contribution to, generative phonology. The central question posed, is: Does linguistic theory provide a basis for choosing between competing grammars ? that is, an evaluation procedure for grammars? If so, then what is its form? If not, then how are we to interpret controversies between linguists as to the... more...

  • Lexiques-Grammaires comparés en françaisby Jacques Labelle; Christian Leclère

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 158.00

    In most French linguistic studies, the object is so-called standard French, a rather woolly and reductive designation. The particularities of national languages such as Belgian and Quebec French are often forgotten or treated as outlandish facts. The first Montreal conference Lexiques grammaires comparés , on the contrary, deals with the formal... more...