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A Short Course in Reading French

A Short Course in Reading French (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Brickman, Celia

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Designed to help readers develop efficient skills for translating French in a short amount of time, this textbook teaches the basics of French grammar, reinforcing its lessons with exercises and key practice translations. A systematic guide, this book is a critical companion for ...university-level students learning to read and translate written French into English; for graduate scholars learning to do research in French or prepping for proficiency exams; and for any interested readers who want to improve their facility with the French language. In addition, A Short Course in Reading French exposes readers to a broad range of French texts from the humanities and social sciences, including writings by distinguished francophone authors from around the world. The book begins with French pronunciation and cognates and moves through nouns, articles, and prepositions; verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; a graduated presentation of all the indicative and subjunctive tenses; object, relative, and other pronouns; the passive voice; common idiomatic constructions; and other fundamental building blocks of the French language. Chapters contain translation passages from such authors as Pascal, Montesquieu, Proust, Sartre, Bourdieu, Senghor, Cesaire, de Certeau, de Beauvoir, Barthes, and Kristeva. Drawn from more than two decades of experience teaching French to students from academic and nonacademic backgrounds, Celia Brickman's clear, accessible, and time-tested format enables even beginners to develop a sophisticated grasp of the language and become adept readers of French.
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ISBN 9780231156776
Released NZ 15 Nov 2012
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (2 other possible title(s) available)
Language French (translated from: English)
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ISBN-13 9780231156776
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Imprint Columbia University Press
Released 15 Nov 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language French
Translated from English
Author(s) By Brickman, Celia
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Reading Skills
Number of Pages 264
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 448.4
Weight 468g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress French language - English, French language
NBS Text Language Studies (other than ELT)
ONIX Text College/higher education