A History of the French Language Through Texts

A History of the French Language Through Texts

A poem by Desnos (text 39) provides just one example of how the resources of French may be exploited and the language pushed to its limits, and indeed beyond, but many other kinds of literary creativity could have been illustrated, ...

Author: Wendy Ayres-Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134856626

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This new history of the French language allows the reader to see how the language has evolved for themselves. It combines texts and extracts with a readable and detailed commentary allowing the language to be viewed both synchronically and diachronically. 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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A History of the German Language Through Texts

A History of the German Language Through Texts

Ayres-Bennett, W. (1996) A History of the French Language through Texts, London/New York: Routledge. Bach, A. (1970) Geschichte der deutschen Sprache, 9th edn, Heidelberg: Quelle und Meyer. Bahr, J. (1984) 'Das Deutsche Wörterbuch von ...

Author: Thomas Gloning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134671908

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 417

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A History of the German Language Through Texts examines the evolution of German, from the Early Medieval period to the present day. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book looks at the history of German through a wide range of texts, from medical, legal and scientific writing to literature, everyday newspapers and adverts. All texts are translated and accompanied by commentaries. The book also offers a glossary of technical terms and abbreviations, a summary of the main changes in each historical period, a guide to reference material, and suggestions for further reading. A History of the German Language Through Texts is essential reading for students of German, Linguistics or Philology.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages Volume 1 Structures

The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages  Volume 1  Structures

A History of the French Language through Texts. London: Routledge. 2004. Sociolinguistic Variation in Seventeenth-Century France. Methodology and Case Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ayres-Bennett, Wendy and Carruthers, ...

Author: Martin Maiden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316184295

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This Cambridge History is the most comprehensive survey of the history of the Romance languages ever published in English. It engages with new and original topics that reflect wider-ranging comparative concerns, such as the relation between diachrony and synchrony, morphosyntactic typology, pragmatic change, the structure of written Romance, and lexical stability. Volume 1 is organized around the two key recurrent themes of persistence (structural inheritance and continuity from Latin) and innovation (structural change and loss in Romance). An important and novel aspect of the volume is that it accords persistence in Romance a focus in its own right rather than treating it simply as the background to the study of change. In addition, it explores the patterns of innovation (including loss) at all linguistic levels. The result is a rich structural history which marries together data and theory to produce new perspectives on the structural evolution of the Romance languages.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Phraseology of Administrative French

The Phraseology of Administrative French

(3rd Edition), London: Bowker-Saur Ltd. Ayres-Bennett, W. (1996), A History of the French Language Through Texts. London: Routledge. Bahns, J. (1993), 'Lexical collocations: a contrastive view'.

Author: Wendy J. Anderson

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042020221

Category: Computers

Page: 289

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The French administrative language of the European Union is an emerging discourse: it is only fifty years old, and has its origins in the French administrative register of the middle of the twentieth century, but it is also a unique contact situation in which translation has always played a pivotal role. Using the methodology of corpus linguistics, and a specially compiled corpus of texts, covering a range of genres, this book describes the current discourse of EU French from the perspective of phraseology and collocational patterning, and in particular in comparison with its French national counterpart. Corpus methodology and an inclusive notion of phraseology, embracing typical formulae, locutions, and patterning around keywords, reveal subtleties and patterns which otherwise remain hidden, and point to a discourse of EU French whose novel context of production has led it to be phraseologically conservative, compared with the administrative French of France
Categories: Computers

The Romance Languages

The Romance Languages

Rebecca Posner, Professor Emeritus of Romance Languages Rebecca Posner S. R. Anderson, J. Bresnan. REFERENCES Abel , F. ( 1971 ) . ... Ayres - Bennett , W. 1996 A History of the French Language through Texts . London , Routledge .

Author: Rebecca Posner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521281393

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 404

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What is a Romance language? How is one Romance language related to others? How did they all evolve? And what can they tell us about language in general? In this comprehensive survey Rebecca Posner, a distinguished Romance specialist, examines this group of languages from a wide variety of perspectives. Her analysis combines philological expertise with insights drawn from modern theoretical linguistics, both synchronic and diachronic. She relates linguistic features to historical and sociological factors, and teases out those elements which can be attributed to divergence from a common source and those which indicate convergence towards a common aim. Her discussion is extensively illustrated with new and original data, and an up-to-date and comprehensive bibliography is included. This volume will be an invaluable and authoritative guide for students and specialists alike.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Handbook of Medieval Culture

Handbook of Medieval Culture

Asztalos, Monika, “The Faculty of Theology,” A History of the University in Europe, vol. 1: Universities in the Middle Ages, ed. ... Ayres-Bennett, Wendy, A History of the French Language through Texts (London and New York 1996).

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110377613

Category: History

Page: 747

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A follow-up publication to the Handbook of Medieval Studies, this new reference work turns to a different focus: medieval culture. Medieval research has grown tremendously in depth and breadth over the last decades. Particularly our understanding of medieval culture, of the basic living conditions, and the specific value system prevalent at that time has considerably expanded, to a point where we are in danger of no longer seeing the proverbial forest for the trees. The present, innovative handbook offers compact articles on essential topics, ideals, specific knowledge, and concepts defining the medieval world as comprehensively as possible. The topics covered in this new handbook pertain to issues such as love and marriage, belief in God, hell, and the devil, education, lordship and servitude, Christianity versus Judaism and Islam, health, medicine, the rural world, the rise of the urban class, travel, roads and bridges, entertainment, games, and sport activities, numbers, measuring, the education system, the papacy, saints, the senses, death, and money.
Categories: History

Original Sanskrit Texts on the Origin and History of the People of India

Original Sanskrit Texts on the Origin and History of the People of India

By Dr F. Ahn . * 12mo , pp . 248 , cloth . 1861. 4s . 6d . AAN . - NEW , PRACTICAL , AND EASY METHOD OF LEARNING THE FRENCH LANGUAGE . By Dr F. Ahn . First Course and Second Course . 12mo , cloth . Each 1s . 6d .

Author: John Muir

Publisher:

ISBN: UCM:5325078685

Category: Hinduism

Page: 566

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Categories: Hinduism

Historical Writings of St Athanasius According to the Benedictine Text

Historical Writings of St  Athanasius According to the Benedictine Text

By W. W. Merry , M.A. , and the late James Riddell , M.A. 1876. ... The Text of the Seven Plays . By the same ... FRENCH . An Etymological Dictionary of the French Language , with a Preface on the Principles of French Etymology . By A.

Author: Saint Athanasius (Patriarch of Alexandria)

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH3W65

Category: Christian literature, Early

Page: 464

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Categories: Christian literature, Early

Outlines of Universal History Designed as a Text book and for Private Reading

Outlines of Universal History Designed as a Text book and for Private Reading

It put the general government , within the limit of its defined functions , into a direct relation to the citizens , and gave to it ... The French Academy , founded by Richelieu , undertook to regulate and improve the French language .

Author: George Park Fisher

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HW1Z6C

Category: History

Page: 374

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Categories: History

Current Contents Arts Humanities

Current Contents  Arts   Humanities

A critical edition based on the Paris manuscript BN - fr - 1096 with introduction , variants , notes and glossary ( French ) , by Boethius , J.K. Atkinson . C. Michler A history of the French language through texts , by W. AyresBennet .

Author: Institute for scientific information (Philadelphie, Pa).

Publisher:

ISBN: 01633155

Category:

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