Analyse linguistique de la langue française

Theresa A. Antes

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July 15, 2006
256 pages, 6 x 9
14 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300109443
Paper

Analyse linguistique de la langue française provides a complete examination of the French language, in French, at a level appropriate for non-native speakers and non-linguists.  It introduces readers to linguistic analysis, using modern French as its target of study, and covering the linguistic subfields of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.  It provides self-check questions and could easily be used for self-learning by an individual or by students in a classroom setting.
 
Analyse linguistique strives to present all concepts from the bottom up, assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, and includes a glossary of terms to aid non-linguists.  It is these elements that distinguish it from other books in the field, which are often written for native speakers and are sometimes inaccessible to students of the language, or which assume a background in linguistics that not all readers have.  In addition, the book includes exercises placed strategically throughout each chapter, which allow the reader to verify his/her comprehension of each concept before moving on to the next topic.   

Theresa Antes is assistant professor of French and linguistics at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida.  She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Program in Linguistics, and serves as the director of the first-year French program.

"Antes's book would be useful for any scholar of French seeking an introduction to the concepts of linguistic analysis; however, it would clearly be best suited for use in the courses of advanced undergraduates of beginning graduate students in French. In this capacity, the volume fills an important gap heretofore left unmet: the need for a text for students in French linguistics with little or no previous training in basic linguistics, one that is complete in its treatment of basic linguistic concepts yet sufficiently challenging for use with advanced students."—Joseph Edward Price, The French Review