La langue francaise a travers les siecles

La langue francaise a travers les siecles

By: Trudie Maria Booth (author)Paperback

Special OrderSpecial Order item not currently available. We'll try and order for you.


La langue francaise a travers les siecles describes the development of the French language from its Latin origins to its most recent form. The book explains how written and oral French have been influenced by other languages over the centuries and then shows the traces of these influences in its modern vocabulary and pronunciation. Trudie Maria Booth points out interesting etymologies throughout the book in an easy-to-understand manner and shows the reader how the language of Cicero became the one of Moliere. Booth defines linguistic terminology such as substrat, superstrat, neologisme, synthetique, and analytique and mentions historic events whenever they are relevant for the evolution of the language. At the end of each section, the reader has the opportunity to test his or her knowledge by completing a number of review exercises. A French-English glossary and an answer key to the exercises can be found at the end of the book. La langue francaise a travers les siecles is appropriate for all francophone readers interested in the history of the French language and can be used in intermediate and advanced French language and culture courses at high schools, colleges, and universities.

About Author

Trudie Maria Booth is a lecturer in French at the University of Portland. She has been teaching French language, literature, and culture courses for more than thirty years. Her previous publications include French Phonetics, A Guide to Correct Pronunciation of French, French Prepositions, French Verbs and Idioms, and A Complete French Grammar for Reference and Practice.


Table des Matieres Preface Acknowledgements Chapitre 1: De la prehistoire a l'arrivee des Romains La famille des langues indo-europeennes L'epoque prehistorique et pre-romaine Le latin en Gaule Controle des connaissances Chapitre 2: Les grandes invasions Les Francs et le superstrat germanique D'autres invasions Controle des connaissances Chapitre 3: Le roman La Renaissance carolingienne Les Serments de Strasbourg De nouvelles invasions Controle des connaissances Chapitre 4 L'ancien francais Controle des connaissances Chapitre 5: Le moyen francais Controle des conaissances Chapitre 6: Le francais moderne Le XVIIe siecle Le XVIIIe siecle Le XIXe siecle Controle des connaissances Chapitre 7: Le francais contemporain Les changements de la langue parlee au XXe siecle Controle des connaissances Controle des connaissances Les nouveautes du XXe siecle en langue ecrite Controle des connaissances Controle des connaissances Les variations regionales du francais contemporain en France Controle des connaissances Chapitre 8: Les langues regionales de France Controle des connaissances Chapitre 9: La langue francaise dans le monde Controle des connaissances Glossary Answer key Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761857662
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 98
  • ID: 9780761857662
  • weight: 163
  • ISBN10: 0761857664
  • language of text: French

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly