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French Words Past, Present and Future Author: Malcolm Offord

Format:
Paperback - 136 pages
ISBN:
9781853594960
Published:
15 Nov 2000
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
225 x 170
Availability:
Available

Summary

Using an original mode of presentation, the ‘textbite’, this book seeks to approach the French vocabulary from as many angles as possible - showing how French words are constructed, the difficulties inherent in defining a word, the relationships words enter into, their origins, and recent trends in word formation. Examples and exercises are provided throughout.

Author Biography:

Malcolm Offord is Reader in French at the University of Nottingham and has published a number of books and articles on the French language. His major publications include Using French: a Guide to Contemporary Usage (CUP) and Using French Synonyms (CUP), both co-authored with R.E. Batchelor, Varieties of Contemporary French (Macmillan), French Sociolinguistic Reader (Multilingual Matters).

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional




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