A Short Course in Reading French

A Short Course in Reading French

Celia Brickman


This textbook teaches the fundamentals of French grammar, reinforcing its classes with workouts and key perform translations. a scientific consultant, the quantity is a serious spouse for university-level scholars studying to learn and translate written French into English; for graduate students studying to do learn in French or prepping for talent assessments; and for any readers who are looking to increase their facility with the French language. moreover, a brief path in analyzing French exposes readers to a huge diversity of French texts from the arts and social sciences, together with writings by means of exotic francophone authors from world wide.

The e-book starts off with French pronunciation and cognates and strikes via nouns, articles, and prepositions; verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; a graduated presentation of all of the indicative and subjunctive tenses; item, relative, and different pronouns; the passive voice; universal idiomatic structures; and different primary construction blocks of the French language. Chapters include translation passages from such authors as Pascal, Montesquieu, Proust, Sartre, Bourdieu, Senghor, Césaire, de Certeau, de Beauvoir, Barthes, and Kristeva. Drawn from greater than twenty years of expertise educating French to scholars from educational and nonacademic backgrounds, Celia Brickman's transparent, available, and time-tested layout permits even newbies to strengthen a cosmopolitan snatch of the language and turn into adept readers of French.

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