- STAFF PICKS
- GIFTS + GIFT CARDS
- SELL BOOKS
- FIND A STORE
French Language Edition
Ships in 1 to 3 days
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Savoir Dire - Text Only (2ND 06 Edition)by Diane Dansereau
Synopses & Reviews
Aimed at advanced students of French without an extensive background in linguistics, Savoir dire clearly and accessibly explains all major features of standard French pronunciation. The text successfully integrates pronunciation practice into all the major components of general French study: language, linguistics, culture, and literature. This edition provides students and professors with a fresh view of contemporary French pronunciation.Variety and balance of practice exercises include activities that focus on pronunciation of everyday words and phrases, frequently used grammatical forms, nursery rhymes, dialogues, and poetry.Linguistic Notes highlight regional and social variations in pronunciation, concentrating on the major areas of France and Quebec, as well as the most up-to-date research in French linguistics on the changes in French pronunciation.Areas of focus include phonetics, the vocabulary of the speech organs, and correct pronunciation.
This advanced level course book teaches stylistic variations of modern French grammar using examples from films and interviews as well as other authentic texts. Written entirely in French, it focuses on the most difficult grammar points and their usage, rather than on their formation. Variations stylistiques includes an abundance of oral and written exercises that are practical, relevant, creative, and fun, encouraging students to use the grammar in meaningful contexts. By highlighting the many linguistic variants employed by native speakers, Dansereau provides an engaging alternative to traditional French grammar textbooks. An ancillary Web site features quizzes and other valuable resources for instructors.
Aimed at advanced students of French without an extensive background in linguistics, Savoir dire clearly and accessibly explains all major features of standard French pronunciation. The text successfully integrates pronunciation practice into all the major components of general French study: language, linguistics, culture, and literature. This edition provides students and professors with a fresh view of contemporary French pronunciation.
About the Author
Diane Dansereau is an Associate Professor of French at the University of Colorado at Denver, where she is Director of the French Program. She specializes in foreign language pedagogy, applied linguistics, and French language courses including phonetics, history of the French language, grammar, composition, conversation, and culture. Dr. Dansereau received her Ph.D. in Romance Linguistics from the University of Michigan. She has published several articles in professional journals, has served as a Certified ACTFL Oral Proficiency Tester, and is a member of several professional organizations including the American Association of the Teachers of French and the Modern Language Association. In 1991 she was named the Outstanding Teacher for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado at Denver.
Table of Contents
"[Savoir Dire has] excellent explanations and literary text practice exercises."Explanations [are] complete and very clear, allowing students to read and comprehend 'theoretical' aspects." "Students seem to like [Savoir dire]. They seem to enjoy a lot of the poetry, as well as the oral exercises, which are excellent.... It is relatively easy to prepare a syllabus from the book and study from it (the various topics are well balanced)."
What Our Readers Are Saying
Other books you might like