French Words: Past, Present, and Future
Multilingual Matters, 1 ene. 2001 - 125 páginas
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.
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Words With a Long History
Words With a Foreign Origin
Words with a Short History Neologisms
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20th century absolute synonyms adjectives amongst anglicisms antonyms Arabic avoir become in Modern borrowings bound morphemes caballum calque Chapter cheval Classical Latin Cluster consonants Contact between French contribution to French countertonic denoting derived dialects dictionaries Dutch elements English entered French evoke Exercise flavour following Latin words foreign France Frankish Free morphemes French descendants French language French words Gallo-Roman Gaulish Gauls German Greek homonyms human types hyphen intermediary language involved Italian large number Latin roots Latin words become lexeme lexical items lexical sets lexicon lexis linguistic meaning mediated Metonymy Modern French Morphological neologisms noun number of words Occitan occur origin orthographic words Persian Portuguese prefixes produced Roman Sanskrit Semantic associations semantic field sigles small selection sometimes sound Spanish speakers specialised sport stem variation suffixes suppletion syllable tonic Truncation verbs Verlan vocabulary items vowel Vulgar Latin word classes words in French words relating