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A History of the French Language By Peter Rickard

A History of the French Language
by Peter Rickard

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This established text aims to provide students with all the linguistic background they need for studying any period of French literature. The development of the language is traced from the vulgar Latin spoken in Gaul, through to the standardized form of the 18th century.
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From vulgar Latin to the recognition of the new vernacular; the language of the earliest French texts; Old French - language or dialect; Middle French developments; progress and prestige in the 16th century; codification and standardization - Classical and Neo-Classical French; from the Revolution to the present day; the defence of French. Appendix: the distribution of the French language in the world today.

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A History of the French Language by Peter Rickard
Peter Rickard
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Taylor & Francis Ltd
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