A Linguistic Handbook of French for Translators and Language Students

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A Linguistic Handbook of French for Translators and Language Students offers the reader an in-depth contrastive study of French and English based on recent theories of linguistics and discourse analysis. At the same time it is a practical manual for the advanced language student or the translator with dozens of exercises in analyzing and translating French along with detailed corrections.

Organized in three sections – Structure, Perspective and Coherence – the handbook first explores French word formation and syntax, then moves on to the use of tense and aspect, illocution and speech styles in various text types. Finally, problems concerning textual coherence and cohesion in both languages are discussed: anaphora and ellipsis, relevance and equivalence and information structure.

Each chapter is followed by a list of suggested readings for further discussion and a detailed glossary at the end of the book explains all technical terms used.

The handbook is designed to be used either as a textbook or for individuals working at home.

[Not in series, 216]  2018.  xiv, 297 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Section I. Structure
Chapter 1. The units of language
Chapter 2. Transposition
Chapter 3. Nominal constructions
Chapter 4. Verbal constructions
Section II. Perspective
Chapter 5. Modulation
Chapter 6. Tense and aspect
Chapter 7. Voice and point of view
Chapter 8. Sentence modality and illocution
Section III. Coherence
Chapter 9. Cohesion
Chapter 10. Information structure
Chapter 11. Anaphora and ellipsis
Chapter 12. Textual coherence
Author index
Index Linguistic Handbook of French
“A brilliant contribution to translation studies and to comparative linguistics, Boucher's Linguistic Handbook far surpasses previous work in this area. I was amazed that so much information could be packed into 200 pages.”
“I loved the book. It can be used as a French-English grammar reference book or as a translation manual. To my knowledge, no book is as versatile and up-to-date on research in contrastive French-English linguistics as this one. Having a handbook to help understand these languages is useful not only for linguistics and translation studies, but also for translation training or even language learning.”
“Advanced students of French with fluency in English: This Handbook is for you! Not only is it is very practical, with many exercises and corrections, but it is firmly grounded in linguistic theory. And you’ll learn quite a lot about English too!”
“Cet excellent manuel est manifestement le fruit d’une expérience pédagogique approfondie : les exercices et les textes retenus illustrent de façon convaincante les points étudiés, et les explications proposées sont particulièrement claires et précises. L’ouvrage pourra rendre service non seulement dans tout séminaire de traduction mais aussi dans tout cours avancé d’analyse du discours.”


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