CONTEXTUALIZED FRENCH GRAMMAR: A HANDBOOK is a reference guide for lower division French-language students designed to help bridge the gap between lower-level language classes and upper-level content classes by developing students' awareness of how grammar functions in discourse. The handbook presents grammar rules in a detailed yet concise manner so students can learn to create language and develop greater awareness of language and comprehension in different contexts. Instructors may use the handbook as a supplement to the materials they are already using or students may use it as a self-guide.
Stacey Katz received her Ph.D from the University of Texas, Austin, in French Linguistics. Stacey Katz is currently the Director of Language Programs in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. She has published several pedagogical texts and presented her research at major conferences. Stacey's research interests include Applied French Linguistics, French syntax and French pragmatics.
Preface: To the Reader. Introduction. 1. Basic Concepts and Terms. Nouns. 2. Articles and Determiners. 3. Nouns and Adjectives. Verbs. 4. Present Tense. 5. Past Tenses. 6. Future and Conditional Tenses. 7. Subjunctive. Sentences. 8. Interrogative Expressions. 9. Relative Clauses. 10. Pronouns. Other. 11. Problem Spots for Learners. Savoir vs. connaitre. C'est vs. il est. Depuis vs. pendant. Pendant vs. pour. Faire causative. Comparative/superlative. H aspire. Prepositions and Geography. Appendices: Adjective forms. Passe simple. Infinitives and prepositions. Verb forms. Irregular present tense. Subjunctive. Glossary. Index.