The Vocabulary of Modern French: Origins, Structure and Function by Hilary WiseThe Vocabulary of Modern French: Origins, Structure and Function by Hilary Wise

The Vocabulary of Modern French: Origins, Structure and Function

byHilary WiseEditorHilary Wise

Paperback | August 20, 1997

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The Vocabulary of Modern Frenchprovides a fresh insight into contemporary French.
With this book, Hilary Wise offers the first comprehensive overview of the modern French vocabulary: its historical sources, formal organisation and social and stylistic functions.
Topics covered include:
* external influences on the language
* word formation
* semantic change
* style and register
In addition, the author looks at the relationship between social and lexical change and examines attempts at intervention in the development of the language.
Each chapter is concluded by notes for further reading, and by suggestions for project work which are designed to increase awareness of specific lexical phenomena and enable the student-reader to use lexicographic databases of all kinds.
The Vocabulary of Modern Frenchis an accessible and fascinating study of the relationship between a nation and its language, as well as providing a key text for all students of modern French.
Title:The Vocabulary of Modern French: Origins, Structure and FunctionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:August 20, 1997Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415117399

ISBN - 13:9780415117395

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"Students of the French language will find in this wide-ranging textbook a mass of information and ideas. Teachers will appreciate its useful exercises and bibliographies. And there is food for thought here for all those who wish to improve their understanding of the vagaries and puzzles of the French vocabulary."
-Theodore Zeldon, St. Anthony's College, Oxford