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A History of the French Language Through Texts

Author: Wendy Ayres-Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134856628

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This new history of the French language allows the reader to see how the language has evolved for themselves. It combines texts and extracts with a readable and detailed commentary allowing the language to be viewed both synchronically and diachronically. Core texts range from the ninth century to the present day highlight central features of the language, whilst a range of shorter texts illustrate particular points. The inclusion of non-literary, as well as literary texts serves to illustrate some of the many varieties of French whether in legal, scientific, epistolatory, administrative or liturgical or in more popular domains, including attempts to represent spoken usage. This is essential reading for the undergraduate student of French.

A History of the French Language

Author: Peter Rickard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fran├žais (Langue) - Histoire

Page: 174

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A History of the French Language

Author: Urban Tigner Holmes,Alexander Herman Schutz

Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers

ISBN: 9780819601919

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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A concise history of the French language: phonology and morphology

Author: John Fox,Robin Wood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 94

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A HISTORY OF THE FRENCH ACADEMY

Author: D. MACLAREN ROBERTSON

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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A History of the French Anarchist Movement, 1917-1945

Author: David Berry

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 9781904859826

Category: History

Page: 352

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The first English-language evaluation of the French anarchist movement between World War One and World War Two. Using an impressive array of archival sources and personal interviews, Berry's original research explores the debates and growing pains of a large, working class movement facing great obstacles. Focusing on the organised wings of the movement - the syndicalist and anarcho-communist group - it offers a ringside seat to the legacy of the First International, the Russian Revolution and the subsequent Bolshevik treachery, as well as the fight against fascism.

A Historical Grammar of the French Tongue

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: French language

Page: 221

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Linguistic Change in French

Author: Rebecca Posner,Professor Emeritus of Romance Languages Rebecca Posner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198240365

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 509

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What is French and how has it changed over time? Can we distinguish language history from historical linguistics, and language change from linguistic change? These questions are explored using copious material from the history of the French language, concentrating on changes in the relativelymodern period in particular. Posner explains how change comes about and how changes at different levels of language interact, and the role of sociological and ideological factors is set against the internal mechanisms that trigger change. This work makes a substantial contribution to the theory oflinguistic change, as well as to discussion of the relationship between language and history in French-speaking areas, including Canada and French Creole-speaking countries.

A Historical Grammar of the French Tongue

Author: Auguste Brachet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: French language

Page: 221

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A Historical Grammar of the French Tongue

Author: Auguste Brachet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: French language

Page: 223

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A History of Greece

Author: George Finlay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108078362

Category: History

Page: 456

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This classic seven-volume work, incorporating authorial revisions and published posthumously in 1877, traces the history of Greece across two millennia.

The French Language in Russia

A Social, Political, Cultural, and Literary History

Author: Derek Offord,Gesine Argent

Publisher: Languages and Culture in Histo

ISBN: 9789462982727

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 702

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-- With support from the Deutsches Historisches Institut Moskau -- The French Language in Russia provides the fullest examination and discussion to date of the adoption of the French language by the elites of imperial Russia during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It is interdisciplimary, approaching its subject from the angles of various kinds of history and historical sociolinguistics. Beyond its bearing on some of the grand narratives of Russian thought and literature, this book may afford more general insight into the social, political, cultural, and literary implications and effects of bilingualism in a speech community over a long period. It should also enlarge understanding of francophonie as a pan-European phenomenon. On the broadest plane, it has significance in an age of unprecedented global connectivity, for it invites us to look beyond the experience of a single nation and the social groups and individuals within it in order to discover how languages and the cultures and narratives associated with them have been shared across national boundaries.

A New History of French Literature

Author: Denis Hollier

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674615663

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1158

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An introduction to the history of French literature, covering from 842 to 1990.

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The French Language in England, 1000-1600 : Its Status, Description and Instruction

Author: Douglas A. Kibbee

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027245479

Category: History

Page: 268

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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) standard pedagogical scheme for the teaching of French of English speakers (ca. 1600). During this period French passed from a native language to a second language, became the official language of the legal profession, and ultimately fell back to a position of social accomplishment. At the same time, different pedagogical and descriptive traditions developed to meet these various needs. Here Kibbee traces the interaction of cultural, intellectual, social and technological history with the elaboration of a grammatical tradition. The book includes a bibliography and indexes of names, titles and subjects.

A Source Book for the History of the French Language

Author: Urban T. Holmes, Jr.,Alexander Herman Schutz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258467869

Category:

Page: 124

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