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Tue May 10 2016

Books: A New Manual of French Composition: Ritchie

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Subject: A New Manual of French Composition: Ritchie
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Title: A New Manual of French Composition
Subtitle: For Universities and the Higher Classes of Schools
Published: 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: R. L. Graeme Ritchie
Paperback: ISBN: 9781316603741 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 35.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781316603741 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 23.99

Originally published in 1941, this book provides a guide to French composition aimed at university students and the higher classes in schools. The text contains various passages for translation, with the level of difficulty indicated, and examples of model translations. Information is also presented on the key aspects of composition, including descriptive vocabulary, homonyms and synonyms, grammar, and style. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the French language, the process of composition and the history of education.

Preface; General introduction; Introduction; 1. Descriptive vocabulary; 2. Homonyms, synonyms and similar difficulties; 3. Grammar and syntax as affecting composition; 4. Style; 5. Model lesson; Passages for translation; Index of model translations; Model translations; List of passages occurring also in the supplement; Index of authors of passages; Index of titles of passages; Index of first words of passages.

Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics

Subject Language(s): French (fra)

Written In: English (eng)

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