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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521528962
ISBN-10: 0521528968
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Zsuzsanna Fagyal

Zsuzsanna Fagyal is Assistant Professor of French Linguistics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Douglas Kibbee is Professor of French Linguistics at the 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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Hardback, September 2006
$130.50