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  • French Grammar and Usageby Roger Hawkins; Richard Towell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, French Grammar and Usage is a complete guide to French as it is written and spoken today. It includes clear descriptions of all the main grammatical phenomena of French, and their use, illustrated by numerous examples taken from contemporary French, and distinguishes... more...

  • Webster's New World 575+ French Verbsby Gail Stein

    Wiley 2005; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.99

    THE DEFINITIVE FRENCH VERB REFERENCE Now mastering French verbs is easier than ever. Whether you're studying French in high school or college, need to become more fluent for business, or want to brush up for a trip, Webster's New World 575+ French Verbs is the only verb reference you need. This handy resource lists verbs alphabetically in every mood... more...

  • Sociolinguistic Variation in Seventeenth-Century Franceby Wendy Ayres-Bennett

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 29.00

    A systematic study of sociolinguistic variation in seventeenth-century France. more...

  • The Defence of French: A Language in Crisis?by Robin Adamson

    Multilingual Matters 2007; US$ 74.95

    Aims to find out whether French, one of the great languages of the world, is in crisis or not. This book traces the history and development of language defence in France and examines the sometimes contradictory attitudes of French people to their beloved language. more...

  • Sémantique et diachronie du système verbal françaisby Emmanuelle Labeau; Carl Vetters; Patrick Caudal

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 77.00

    Le système verbal du français contemporain résulte d’une évolution séculaire et l’examen diachronique des valeurs de chacune des formes contribue à la compréhension de la sémantique verbale contemporaine. Parallèlement, l’étude diachronique du système verbal français ne peut... more...

  • Empire du sacre québécoisby Clément Legaré; André Bougaief

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1984; US$ 6.00

    À l’aide des plus récents développements de la sémiotique et de la linguistique, les auteurs exposent la problématique du sacre qu’ils définissent comme un juron, distinct du blasphème, de la malédiction, de l’imprécation, du serment et de l’invocation. more...

  • Le choc des patois en Nouvelle-Franceby Philippe Barbaud

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1984; US$ 18.71

    L’histoire du fait français en Amérique du Nord, c’est d’abord celle de la langue maternelle de nos ancêtres et de leur descendance immédiate. Dans une Nouvelle-France qui ne parlait par encore français, l’enjeu de la langue maternelle est au cœur du rapport de force qui gouverne les parlers et les... more...

  • La variation sociolinguistiqueby Claude Tousignant

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1987; US$ 5.25

    Le présent ouvrage intéressera le chercheur-étudiant de linguistique, de sociologie ou d’anthropologie, avide des méthodes d’analyse rigoureuse dans le traitement des données ainsi que le spécialiste dans son désir de vérifier la vraisemblance des principales notions caractérisant la sociolinguistique... 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...