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French Prepositions is an in-depth study of the forms of both simple and compound prepositions and their use in modern French. It is designed for use by teachers and students who wish to express themselves correctly in French and are looking for a complete and reliable reference book.
This invaluable book describes the development of the French language from its Latin origins to its most recent form. Booth 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.
This comprehensive manual thoroughly covers every aspect of French grammar, from the basic to the most advanced level, and illustrates the grammatical structures with useful, practical and interesting examples. It can be used as a classroom text in intermediate and advanced courses, as well as for reference and self-study.
This work is intended for college-level instruction, for self-study and for reference purposes. It should help the student to become proficient in the pronounciation of French by explaining the characteristics of the French sound system clearly and systematically.
Les mots francais: Vocabulaire, lectures et sujets de conversation presents a clear, thorough and systematic overview of modern French vocabulary on a variety of subjects. Written in the target language, each of the 32 chapters is divided into the following sections, with translations into English to facilitate the learning process: basic vocabulary (vocabulaire de base) additional vocabulary (vocabulaire supplmentaire) related vocabulary (vocabulaire apparent) idiomatic expressions, sayings and proverbs (proverbes et expressions) cultural readings (lectures).The book includes a range of communicative exercises and sample sentences, while an answer key and flashcards are available online. This is essential reading for learners at level A2-C2 of the Common European Framework for Languages, and Intermediate Mid-Advanced on the ACTFL proficiency scales.
This comprehensive manual thoroughly covers every aspect of French grammar, from the basic to the most advanced level, and illustrates the grammatical structures with useful, practical and interesting examples. Up-to-date language and usage both on the formal and on the informal level is paired with cultural information about France, making the study of grammar a pleasant experience. The book offers its users clear and detailed explanations, as well as the opportunity to practice their reading, writing and speaking skills in numerous oral and written exercises, which include translations, suggestions for communicative activities with a partner, and topics for written composition. A Complete French Grammar for Reference and Practice can be used as a classroom text in intermediate and advanced courses, as well as for reference and self-study. It is a reliable source of information for teachers and students alike, and addresses all those learners who want to speak and write French correctly.
La langue franaise travers les siecles decrit le developpement de la langue franaise depuis ses origines latines jusqu sa forme la plus recente. Le livre explique comment le franais ecrit et oral a ete influence par dautres langues au cours des siecles et montre ensuite les traces de ces influences dans son vocabulaire et sa prononciation modernes. Trudie Maria Booth souligne des etymologies interessantes tout au long du livre dune maniere facile comprendre et montre au lecteur comment la langue de Ciceron est devenue celle de Moliere. Booth definit la terminologie linguistique telle que substrat, superstrat, neologisme, synthetique et analytique et mentionne les evenements historiques chaque fois quils sont pertinents pour levolution de la langue. la fin de chaque section, le lecteur a la possibilite de tester ses connaissances en effectuant un certain nombre dexercices de revision. Un glossaire franais-anglais et une cle de reponse aux exercices se trouvent la fin du livre. La langue franaise travers les siecles convient tous les lecteurs francophones interesses par lhistoire de la langue franaise et peut tre utilisee dans les cours de langue et de culture franaises intermediaires et avances des lycees, colleges et universites.