The Bantu-Romance Connection
Author: Cécile De Cat, Katherine Demuth
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
This landmark volume is the first work specifically designed to explore the extent to which striking surface morpho-syntactic similarities between Bantu and Romance languages actually represent similar syntactic structures. In particular, it explores the timely and much debated issues of verbal morphology and agreement, the structure of DPs, and word order/information structure, with the goal of providing a better understanding of the structure of the different languages investigated, and the implications this holds for syntactic theory more generally. All of the papers draw on data from both Bantu and Romance languages, providing a framework for much-needed further comparative research on the nature of linguistic structure, its diversity and constraints, and the implications this has for learnability/acquisition. The volume also provides an important precedent for incorporating insights from Bantu linguistic structure into mainstream of syntax research.
French Grammar Made Easy is ideal for adult beginners. An interactive CD-ROM containing French audio accompanies the book.
The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French reveals the hidden cultural dimension of contemporary French, as used in the press, going beyond the limited and purely lexical approach of traditional bilingual dictionaries. Even foreign learners of French who possess a good level of French often have difficulty in fully understanding French articles, not because of any linguistic shortcomings on their part but because of their inadequate knowledge of the cultural references. This cultural dictionary of French provides the reader with clear and concise explanations of the crucial cultural dimension behind the most frequently used words and phrases found in the contemporary French press. This vital background information, gathered here in this innovative and entertaining dictionary, will allow readers to go beyond a superficial understanding of the French press and the French language in general, to see the hidden yet implied cultural significance that is so transparent to the native speaker. Key features: a broad range of cultural references from the historical and literary to the popular and classical, with an in-depth analysis of punning mechanisms. over 3,000 cultural references explained a three-level indicator of frequency over 600 questions to test knowledge before and after reading. The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French is the ideal reference for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of French seeking to enhance their understanding of the French language. It will also be of interest to teachers, translators and Francophiles alike. French students in khâgne, Sciences-Po and schools of journalism will also find this valuable and relevant for their studies.
Author: Wynne Wong, Stacey Weber-Fève, Edouard Ousselin, Bill VanPatten
Publisher: Cengage Learning
LIAISONS is an innovative beginning-level French program firmly grounded in principles of communicative language teaching and research in second language acquisition. Components of the program are carefully linked together, showing students how they can make connections with their classmates, their instructor, their community, and the French-speaking world. With an engaging mystery film shot on location in Montreal, Quebec, and Paris, the program provides a rich array of communicative activities designed to stimulate interaction inside and outside the classroom. The underlying pedagogical framework in LIAISONS asks students to first discover new vocabulary and grammar through different mediums, then connect form and meaning through a set of confidence-building activities, and finally, actively create language. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Les livres de Samuel
Author: André Caquot, Philippe de Robert
Publisher: Labor et Fides
Le Francais en Faculte
Author: Robin Adamson, Geoff Hare, James Coleman, Margaret Lang, Anthony Lodge, Richard Wakely
Substantially revised and updated, this is the third edition of a highly popular book which has been helping students for decades. It provides a sound base of linguistic competence upon which students can build with confidence. Comprises twelve thematic modules each including a relevant and contemporary text based on an aspect of French life and culture, associated exercises, and a section on grammar.
Author: Stanford University. Center for Research and Development in Teaching
L'Encyclopedie des sciences philosophiques de Hegel est la premiere, mais aussi la derniere pensee totale de la realite qui fonde sa necessite sur l'identite de l'identite a soi rigoureusement respectee de la pensee et de la difference d'avec soi consretement exploree de la realite; concept et experience triomphent ici conjointement. Or, dans la mesure ou le monde qui s'y offre ainsi maitrise est, pour une part essentielle, encore le notre, la lecture de l'Encyclopedie hegelienne peut aider l'homme contemporain a mieux s'y retrouver dans la profusion chaotique des faits et des idees qui l'assaillent.