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A History of the French Language / Edition 2

A History of the French Language / Edition 2

by Peter Rickard
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ISBN-13: 9780415108874
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/01/1989
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 894,453
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile: 1390L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface; Preface to the second edition; Abbreviations and phonetic symbols From Vulgar Latin to the recognition of the new vernacular The language of the earliest French texts Old French: language or dialect? Middle French developments Progress and prestige in the sixteenth

century Codification and standardisation: Classical and Neo-Classical French From the Revolution to the present day The defence of French Appendix: the distribution of the French language in the world today; Suggestions for further reading; Index

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annbury on LibraryThing 11 months ago
A social and linguistic history of the French language; iinclusive if rather heavy going. Unfortunately, it is now getting rather dated -- first published 1974, revised in 1989. Francophones, of course, have a wide choice, but there are also some newer books out in English. I like Lodge's "French: from dialect to standard" better; it is more interesting and better written.