Exploring French Text Analysis introduces students of French to a range of methods of text analysis, including stylistics and discourse analysis.
The editors provide a clear framework for analysing written French critically. Through a series of commentaries on a range of texts by different contributors, they present a variety of models for readers to follow.
The texts have been carefully chosen both to illustrate key points of language analysis and to present a picture of national identity. Texts including adverts, newspapers, magazines, travel writing, fiction and political texts cover a range of topics such as food, sport, law and the arts. The book also includes a comprehensive glossary of linguistic terms.
Robert Crawshaw is Lecturer in European Languages and Cultures and Head of French and Karin Trusting is a Teaching Assistant and Research Officer in European Languages and Cultures, both at Lancaster University
'Crawshaw and Tusting have succeeded in their aim of bringing together stylistics and discourse analysis students and lecturers alike should find it very useful,' - Paul Cooke, Modern Language Review
'This book represents an interesting starting point for students who wish to apply the critcal linguistics approach to French texts ... an introductory work to the field of text analysis.' - Christine Develotte, Discourse & Society