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Title: French
Subtitle: A Linguistic Introduction
Written By: DouglasA.Kibbee
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521528968
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 356
Prices: U.K.£ 19.99
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