Hilary Wise - Vocabulary of Modern French: Origins, Structure and Function. Title: Vocabulary of Modern French: Origins, Structure and Function.
Routledge | 1997 | ISBN: 0415117380 | 272 pages | PDF | 1.8 MB
The Vocabulary of Modern French provides a lively and comprehensive overview of the vocabulary of contemporary French: its historical sources, formal organization and social and stylistic functions. The author examines both the relation between social and lexical change, and attempts to intervene in the development of the French language, as well as covering external influences on the language, word formation, semantic change, and style and register. Each chapter is concluded with notes for further reading and suggestions for project work, specifically designed to increase awareness of lexical phenomena, and enable the student-reader to use lexicographic databases of all kinds. A
detailed index directs the reader to initial definitions of key concepts, and makes for ease of reference to recurring topics. The Vocabulary of Modern French will be a key text for all students of modern French.