A History of the French Language Through Texts (Hardback)Wendy Ayres-Bennett (author)
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Core texts range from the ninth century to the present day highlight central features of the language, whilst a range of shorter texts illustrate particular points.
The inclusion of non-literary, as well as literary texts serves to illustrate some of the many varieties of French whether in legal, scientific, epistolatory, administrative or liturgical or in more popular domains, including attempts to represent spoken usage.
This is essential reading for the undergraduate student of French.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 22 mm
'Th[e] approach and the issues it forces us to confront make this text an outstanding teaching manual for courses in the history of the French language.' - Professor Douglas Kibbe, The Modern Language Journal
'Wendy Ayres-Bennett's excellent book breaks the mould as far as histories of the French language are concerned ... This book will beinvaluable to researchers and students alike.' - Dr Janice Carruthers, French Studies
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