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In accordance with an unique plan, this sequence is meant for contemporary language scholars and goals to advertise the interdisciplinary examine of language and of the sociocultural context during which language is used and evolves. The books are of an introductory nature and is addressed to all who're inquisitive about the research of France and its language and are of targeted price to 2 vast different types: glossy language scholars who're engaged in a brand new self-discipline regarding new concpets and requiring them to aquire a brand new technical lexis and a brand new sort of writing or speech and scholars of social sciences and company reviews taking a contemporary language path requiring program of the rules or concept already got of their basic self-discipline. the current quantity is one in every of a sequence in keeping with the truth that language as a method of conversation is sure up inextricably with the society that makes use of it. whereas the othres be aware of specific points of the socio-cultural context during which the international language is used and constructed, the emphasis during this booklet is on effects, within the experience that it provides a entire photo of the various kinds of French presently in use, not just in France yet notwithstanding

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10 C: Oui. A: Moi, j'ai entendu des des des garc;ons rentrer de Ia disco. C: Oui. A: Dans Ia residence. SOURCE: Overheard conversation. 2 The analysis The ten texts will now be examined and compared to discover to what extent, if any, they depart from the norms of standard French in terms of presentation (spelling and pronunciation), texis, and grammar and textual organisation. Presentation: spelling and pronunciation Six of the ten texts (1-3, 5, 6, 9) occur in the written medium: there is therefore no direct information as to the way in which they would be pronounced.

Claude Hagege, Le Franfais et /es siecles (Paris: Odile Jacob, 1987). A number of organisations produce their own journals or newsletters: Medias et langage (Haut Comite de Ia langue franraise), superseded by Qui-Vive (Commissariat general de Ia langue franraise). La France et son franrais (Agulf). La Lettre du Cireel (CJREEL). Aids for linguistic analysis: unfortunately there is no suitable textbook designed specifically for French. The following three books, arranged in order of difficulty, are based on English; the approach and terminology used can, without too many problems, be transferred to the treatment of French texts: David J.

1). The pronunciations STANDARD FRENCH 19 offered by dictionaries, although extremely valuable in a general way, do not provide all the information a speaker seeking advice might require. The phonetic description is usually somewhat simplified: the individual symbols (especially the vowels) are not pronounced identically throughout the French-speaking world; for example, the way a speaker from the north of France pronounces a nasal vowel may be quite different from the way a speaker from the south does: both are acceptable as standard French.

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