The Structure of Modern Standard French: A Student Grammar by Maj-Britt Mosegaard HansenThe Structure of Modern Standard French: A Student Grammar by Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen

The Structure of Modern Standard French: A Student Grammar

byMaj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen

Paperback | April 6, 2016

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This book is an advanced student's grammar of French that integrates traditional grammar with knowledge and insights from modern linguistics. Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen takes a structural approach to French grammar: she provides clear descriptions of grammatical rules based explicitly onsyntactic structure, and places descriptive emphasis on instances where the grammatical structures of French differ from those used in corresponding contexts in English. The first part of the book provides an introduction to French sentence structure, before the following parts examine the grammarof verbs, nominals, particles, and clauses and sentences. The Structure of Modern Standard French will be a valuable resource for students of French at undergraduate level and beyond. It assumes some prior knowledge of French grammar but is designed to be accessible to those with no background in linguistics.
Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen is Professor of French Language and Linguistics at the University of Manchester. She holds a PhD and Higher Doctorate in French Linguistics from the University of Copenhagen, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in 2013. She is the author of The Function of Discourse Part...
Title:The Structure of Modern Standard French: A Student GrammarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:April 6, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceList of abbreviationsPart I: Understanding French Sentence Structure1. Simple sentences and their basic constituents2. The internal structure of clause constituents3. Complex sentence structures4. Subordinate clausesPart II: The Grammar of French Verbs5. Finite verb forms: Mood6. Finite verb forms: Tense7. Finite verb forms: Aspect8. Finite verb forms: Auxiliaries9. Non-finite verb forms: The infinitive10. Non-finite verb forms: The past participle11. 11. Non-finite verb forms: The present participle and the gerondif Part III: The Grammar of French Nominals12. Definite and indefinite determiners13. Adjectives within the noun phrase14. Pronouns: Overview15. Personal and reflexive pronouns16. Neutral pronouns17. Pronominal adverbs18. Possessives and demonstratives19. Interrogative and relative pronouns and adverbs20. IndefinitesPart IV: The Grammar of French Particles21. Prepositions22. Adverbs, interjections, and coordinating conjunctionsPart V: The Grammar of French Clauses and Sentences23. Negation and restriction24. Word order25. Voice26. Dislocation, (pseudo-)clefts, and presentative constructionsFurther readingAppendix A: Overview of grammatical functionsAppendix B: Word classes in FrenchAppendix C: Subordinate clause types in FrenchAppendix D: Examples of sentence analyses to word levelAppendix E: Overview of the French tenses