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A Linguistic Introduction

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  • Date Published: October 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521528962

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  • French is used on every continent, spoken not only in France but also in Belgium, Switzerland, North America, the Caribbean, Polynesia and Africa. This is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the structure of French, suitable for those with little prior knowledge of linguistics or of the French Language. It clearly introduces the language's history, phonetics (pronunciation), phonology (sound system), morpho-syntax (how words and sentences are formed), pragmatics (how speakers express meaning), and lexicology (the study of word composition and derivation) - with each chapter showing how these aspects are subject to regional and social variation. English translations are provided for all examples, and the book contains an extensive bilingual glossary of linguistic terms, and numerous exercises and essay questions in every chapter. French: A Linguistic Introduction will be welcomed by advanced language learners, and by linguists studying the structure of this important language.

    • Introduces in an accessible way each of the key aspects of the structure of French
    • Contains an up-to-date bibliography, an extensive bilingual glossary of linguistic terms, translations of all examples, an index of terms and authors, essay questions, and numerous exercises
    • Goes beyond standard French to discuss a range of world varieties of the language
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    • Date Published: October 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521528962
    • length: 356 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 23 tables 127 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Defining the object of study
    2. Phonetics and phonology
    3. Topics in morphology and syntax
    4. Lexicology and derivational morphology
    5. Pragmatics
    6. Historical perspectives.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Advanced French
    • Applied French Linguistics
    • French Linguistics
    • Intermediate Grammar
    • Introduction to French Linguistics: The French Language from Past to Present
  • Authors

    Zsuzsanna Fagyal, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Zsuzsanna Fagyal is Assistant Professor of French Linguistics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

    Douglas Kibbee, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Douglas Kibbee is Professor of French Linguistics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

    Frederic Jenkins, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Fred Jenkins is Associate Professor Emeritus of French Linguistics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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