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The vocabulary of modern French : origins, structure and function

Author: Hilary Wise
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
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In this book, Hilary Wise provides a comprehensive overview of the lexis of contemporary French: its historical sources, formal organisation and social and stylistic functions.
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Wise, Hilary.
Vocabulary of modern French.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997
(DLC) 97205409
(OCoLC)37783439
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Wise
ISBN: 0585464936 9780585464930 0203429796 9780203429792 0415117380 9780415117388 0415117399 9780415117395 0203738039 9780203738030 1280109807 9781280109805 661010980X 9786610109807
OCLC Number: 52855207
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 256 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures, maps and tables; Preface; List of phonetic symbols and abbreviations; Questions and concepts; The lexical foundations of French; Les racines nobles: borrowing from Latin and Greek; The Romance contribution; English influence: good neighbours or false friends?; New words for old: the derivational processes of French; Cognitive processes and semantic change; Lexis in society; Lexis in context; Argot: from criminal slang to la langue des jeunes; Codification, control and linguistic mythology; Bibliography; Index.
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