Modern French Grammar

A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition

By Margaret Lang, Isabelle Perez

© 2004 – Routledge

324 pages

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pub: 2004-06-03
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About the Book

This new edition of the Modern French Grammar is an innovative reference guide to French, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. Divided into two parts, Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives and Part B is organized around language functions and notions such as:

  • giving and seeking information
  • describing processes and results
  • expressing likes, dislikes and preferences.

With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition of the Grammar, this second edition includes clearer explanations and greater emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of French.

This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of French at all levels, from beginner to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammaris complemented by the Modern French Grammar Workbook Second Edition which features related exercises and activities.

Reviews

Praise for Routledge Modern Grammars -

‘The entire series is outstanding. Why? Because it's totally practical without getting stuck in grammatical obscurities. It reflects the actual, contemporary use of the language as it is used by ordinary, educated speakers.’ - Harold Goodman, author of the Michel Thomas courses

About the Authors

Margaret Lang is Professor of French, and Isabelle Perez is Teaching Fellow, both at the School of Management and Languages, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

About the Series

Modern Grammars

This innovative series of practical reference guides combines traditional and function-based grammar. The Grammars are ideal reference grammars for intermediate and advanced learners at A-level and beyond.

They are divided into two parts: a section that covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives, and a section that is organized around language functions such as:

  • giving and seeking information
  • putting actions into context
  • expressing likes, dislikes and preferences
  • comparing objects and actions.

All Modern Grammars are available as inspection copies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FOR008000
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / French
JNF020000
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Foreign Language Study / General
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General