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A History of the French Language

Author: Peter Rickard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134838778

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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This well-established and popular book provides students with all the linguistic background they need for studying any period of French literature. For the second edition the text has been revised and updated throughout, and the two final chapters on contemporary French, and its position as a world language, have been completely rewritten. Starting with a brief description of the Vulgar Latin spoken in Gaul, and the earliest recorded forms of French, Peter Rickard traces the development of the language through the later Middle Ages and Renaissance to show how it became standardized in a near modern form in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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: Urban Tigner Holmes,Alexander Herman Schutz

Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers

ISBN: 9780819601919

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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A History of the French Anarchist Movement, 1917-1945

Author: David Berry

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780313320262

Category: History

Page: 323

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Analyzes the anarchists' responses to the Russian and Spanish revolutions, bolshevism, fascism, and war.

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.

The French Language in the Seventeenth Century

Contemporary Opinion in France

Author: Peter Rickard

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859913539

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 551

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The sixty French texts edited here are all direct commentaries, by contemporary authors, on the French language in the 17th century. By this time, French had begun to assert its independence; in its written and printed form it was being used for a wide variety of literary, technical and administrative purposes. Its practitioners not only successfully challenged the hitherto dominant position of Latin, but also began, for the first time, to discuss and analyse for its own sake the language which was now their preferred medium for expression -- hence, in the first half of the seventeenth century, a growing number of publications on the nature and characteristics of French. The texts demonstrate the sustained critical preoccupationwith the welfare of the French language in the 17th century, and illustrate the various ways in which the writers of the age contributed to its development as an instrument of literary expression and social intercourse.

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 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.

The French Atlantic

Travels in Culture and History

Author: Bill Marshall

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1846310512

Category: Social Science

Page: 375

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The French Atlantic is a compelling and timely contribution to ongoing debates about nationhood, culture, and “Frenchness” that have come to define France and its diaspora in light of the diplomatic fracas surrounding the Iraq war and other mass cultural events. With interdisciplinary navigation of fields nearly as diverse as the locations he explores, Bill Marshall considers the cultural history of seven different French Atlantic spaces—from Quebec to the southern Caribbean to North Atlantic territory and back to metropolitan France—in this groundbreaking study of the Atlantic world.

The Bible of every land, a history of the sacred Scriptures in every language and dialect into which translations have been made

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A Sociolinguistic History of Parisian French

Author: R. Anthony Lodge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521821797

Category: History

Page: 290

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This book explores the interlinked history of Parisian speech and its speakers during various phases of in-migration, dialect-mixing and social stratification from the middle ages to the present. It tracks the emergence of specifically urban modes of speech, including the working-class vernacular of recent times.

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