A Comprehensive French Grammar

Author: Glanville Price

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697677

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 608

View: 1598

Characterized by clear and accessible explanations, numerous examples and sample sentences, a new section on register and tone, and useful appendices covering topics including age and time, A Comprehensive French Grammar, Sixth Edition is an indispensable tool for advanced students of French language and literature. A revised edition of this established, bestselling French grammar Includes a new section on register and medium and offers expanded treatment of French punctuation Features numerous examples and sample sentences, and useful appendices covering topics including age, time, and dimension, all available in an easily-navigable format Written by renowned French scholar, Glanville Price

A Complete French Grammar for Reference and Practice

Author: Trudie Maria Booth

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761849726

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 498

View: 7590

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.

Advanced French Grammar

Author: Monique L'Huillier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484251

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 706

View: 6312

This 1999 reference grammar, written for advanced students of French, their teachers, and others who want a better understanding of the French language, combines the best of modern and traditional approaches. Its objective is not only practical mastery of the language, but familiarity with its structure. Taking into account modern linguistic research, Advanced French Grammar approaches the French language primarily through the study of syntactic structures, but without excessive emphasis on formalism. It provides a generous number of examples, based on the author's own experience of teaching French to English-speakers, to help the student to understand the different meanings of apparently similar syntactic alternatives. The norms of 'correct expression' are given together with current usage and deviations, and appendixes provide information on the 1990 spelling reforms and on numbers. A substantial index of French and English words and of topics provides easy access to the text itself.

Modern French Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Margaret Lang,,Isabelle Perez,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134323018

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 8223

This new edition of the Modern French Grammar is an innovative reference guide to French, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. Divided into two parts, Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives and Part B is organized around language functions and notions such as: giving and seeking information describing processes and results expressing likes, dislikes and preferences. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition of the Grammar, this second edition includes clearer explanations and greater emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of French. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of French at all levels, from beginner to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is complemented by the Modern French Grammar Workbook Second Edition which features related exercises and activities.

French Creoles

A Comprehensive and Comparative Grammar

Author: Anand Syea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315388561

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 520

View: 341

French Creoles: A Comprehensive and Comparative Grammar is the first complete reference to present the morphology, grammar and syntax of a representative selection of French Creoles in one volume. The book is organised to promote a thorough understanding of the grammar of French Creoles and presents its complexities in a concise and readable form. An extensive index, cross-referencing and a generous use of headings provides readers with immediate access to the information they require. The varieties included within the volume provide a representative collection of French Creoles from the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, including: Mauritian Creole, Seychelles Creole, Reunion Creole (where relevant), Haitian Creole, Martinique Creole, Guadeloupe Creole, Guyanese French Creole, Karipuna, St. Lucia Creole, Louisiana Creole and Tayo. By providing a comprehensive description of a range of French Creoles in a clear and non-technical manner, this grammar is the ideal reference for all linguists and researchers with an interest in Creole studies and in French, descriptive and historical linguistics.

French Grammar: A Complete Reference Guide

Author: Daniel Calvez

Publisher: NTC Foreign Language


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 486

View: 4956

French Grammar helps language learners at every level navigate the intricacies of the French language. Designed to help you speak and write in French with greater confidence and precision, it avoids tedious memorization drills, focusing, instead, on patterns commonly found in contemporary French speech and writing. Chapters feature detailed presentations of forms and usages, clearly explained, along with lists, tables, and charts that offer at-a-glance summaries of the elements covered. This new edition includes 64 pages of exercises.

A Comprehensive French Grammar, 6th Edition, Glanville Price, 2008

A Comprehensive French Grammar,

Author: Blackwell Publishing

Publisher: Bukupedia


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 610

View: 4862

Preface This new edition of A Comprehensive French Grammar corresponds in most respects to the previous edition (2003). The principal change consists in the addition of a section on ‘Register and medium’ (13) and of references to these topics here and there throughout the text. Elsewhere in the ‘Introduction’, the sections on ‘Capitals’ (4), ‘Punctuation’ (5) and ‘Hyphens’ (8) have been substantially modified and expanded. I have also taken advantage of this new edition to update the bibliography and to make a few other modifications to the text. However, apart from the addition of the new section (13) and the consequential combining of the previous sections (13) and (14) as (14), the paragraph numbering and the pagination of the last edition have been retained. I am grateful to all those colleagues and others from whose comments and advice I have benefited, not least to my wife who has read successive editions in typescript and made helpful observations based on her experience of teaching advanced students of French. Professor Maria Manoliu of the University of California at Davis made a number of suggestions for improving my discussion of points of grammar in the last edition. This new edition has benefited greatly from advice offered by Dr Mari C. Jones of the University of Cambridge. None of these, of course, are in any way responsible for any errors or omissions that may remain. G.P

A Comprehensive Spanish Grammar

Author: Jacques De Bruyne

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780631190875

Category: Education

Page: 685

View: 1491

A definitive grammar for all students of Spanish. Covers topics from basic pronunciation and the use of the noun, to particular problem areas such as difficulties with verbs and word order. Attention is paid to regional diversity within the language and in particular to Latin American variations.

French Grammar in Context

Analysis and Practice

Author: Margaret A. Jubb,Annie Rouxeville

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340807606

Category: French language

Page: 256

View: 1292

Taking authentic texts from a variety of sources - the human body on CD-ROM, a fish recipe, 'L'Etranger' and many others - this book uses them as a starting point for the illustration and explanation of key areas of French grammar. It includes a range of exercises, many of them text-based.

The Practical French Accidence

Being a Comprehensive Grammar of the French Language : with Practical Exercises for Writing, and Very Complete and Simple Rules for Pronouncing the Language

Author: William Bentley Fowle

Publisher: N.A


Category: French language

Page: 286

View: 9974


An Introduction to French Pronunciation

Author: Glanville Price

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405132558

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 188

View: 9934

An Introduction to French Pronunciation is a comprehensive and accessible guide to current French pronunciation. enables students to not only to hear the language, but to know what to listen for includes chapters on the general principles of French phonetics and regional variations in the pronunciation of French includes discussion of vowels, semi-consonants, consonants, rhythmic groups, the syllable, liaison and intonation written by a leading figure in the field, the author of A Comprehensive French Grammar (Blackwell, 2003)

Norwegian: A Comprehensive Grammar

Author: Philip Holmes,Hans-Olav Enger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351059815

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 554

View: 7310

Norwegian: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Norwegian (the Bokmål standard). The Grammar is an essential source for the serious student of Norwegian, and for students of comparative linguistics. It is ideal for use in colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. The volume is organised to promote a thorough understanding of Norwegian grammar. It presents the complexities of Norwegian in a concise and readable form. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon. Throughout, the emphasis is on Norwegian as used by present-day native speakers. An extensive index, numbered paragraphs, cross-references and summary charts provide readers with easy access to the information they require.

Polish: A Comprehensive Grammar

Author: Iwona Sadowska

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136619372

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 672

View: 6512

Polish: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to the grammar system for intermediate to advanced learners of Polish. It presents an accessible and systematic description of the language, focusing on real patterns of use in contemporary Polish. The Grammar is a comprehensive work and an invaluable resource for students and anyone interested in linguistics and the way modern Polish works. Features include: coverage of all parts of speech full cross referencing well selected and illuminating examples. The book is organised in such a way to promote a thorough understanding of Polish at all levels of structure; the sound system, formation of word and phrases and sentence construction. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, providing clear explanations and examples of each point. Polish: A Comprehensive Grammar is the essential reference work on Polish grammar for all learners and users of the language.

A Simple Approach to French Pronunciation

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Loren E. Pedersen, Ph.D.

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1635052599


Page: N.A

View: 2754

A Simple Approach to French Pronunciation is a simple yet accurate guide to the nuances and intricacies of pronunciation of the French language.Most so-called pronunciation guides are either overly complex or too short and inaccurate. With this guide, you will master the art of French pronunciation, regardless of your French-language ability. A Simple Approach to French Pronunciation contains:* Clear, concise, and easy-to-read tables outlining phonic and phonetic similarities between words and letters* Practice sentences with accompanying sound files to check your pronunciation* Explanations of how sounds change based on contextAuthor Loren E. Pedersen, Ph.D., has painstakingly compiled all the minutiae of French pronunciation in one all-encompassing guide aimed at anyone studying French as a second language. Show off your mastery of French sounds, and speak the language with pride and confidence!

French Grammar For Dummies

Author: Veronique Mazet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118502485

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 4184

The easy way to master French grammar French Grammar For Dummies is a logical extension and complement to the successful language learning book, French For Dummies. In plain English, it teaches you the grammatical rules of the French language, including parts of speech, sentence construction, pronouns, adjectives, punctuation, stress and verb tenses, and moods. Throughout the book, you get plenty of practice opportunities to help you on your goal of mastering basic French grammar and usage. Grasp the grammatical rules of French including parts of speech, sentence construction, and verb tenses Enhance your descriptive speech with adverbs, adjectives, and prepositions Benefit from plenty of practice opportunities throughout the book Use the French language confidently and correctly Whether you're a student studying French or a professional looking to get ahead of the pack by learning a second language, French Grammar For Dummies is your hands-on guide to quickly and painlessly master the written aspect of this popular language.