Download PDF by Celia Brickman: A Short Course in Reading French

By Celia Brickman

ISBN-10: 0231527454

ISBN-13: 9780231527453

Designed to assist readers enhance effective abilities for translating French in a brief period of time, this textbook teaches the fundamentals of French grammar, reinforcing its classes with routines and key perform translations. a scientific consultant, this e-book is a serious spouse for university-level scholars studying to learn and translate written French into English; for graduate students studying to do study in French or prepping for talent assessments; and for any readers who are looking to enhance their facility with the French language. additionally, "A brief direction in studying French" exposes readers to a wide diversity of French texts from the arts and social sciences, together with writings by way of special francophone authors from round the world.

The ebook starts 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 development blocks of the French language. Chapters comprise translation passages from such authors as Pascal, Montesquieu, Proust, Sartre, Bourdieu, Senghor, C?saire, de Certeau, de Beauvoir, Barthes, and Kristeva. Drawn from greater than 20 years of expertise educating French to scholars from educational and nonacademic backgrounds, Celia Brickman's transparent, obtainable, and time-tested layout permits even newcomers to increase a cosmopolitan clutch of the language and turn into adept readers of French.

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