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Media French

A Guide to Contemporary French Idiom

By (author) Adrian C. Ritchie
Format: Hardback
Publisher: University of Wales Press, Wales, United Kingdom
Published: 11th Apr 1997
Dimensions: w 120mm h 185mm d 33mm
ISBN-10: 070831399X
ISBN-13: 9780708313992
Barcode No: 9780708313992
This user-friendly guide gives access to important registers of semi-specialized French which are of vital importance in a whole range of contemporary contexts - social, political, economic, legal and journalistic. Headwords are not merely translated but illustrated with abundant examples of actual use taken from the quality press and communications media. This will give users the confidence to go beyond mere understanding and use the idiom of contemporary French correctly, convincingly and in the right context. This up-to-the-minute work complements what standard French-English dictionaries offer and will be an essential tool for academics, journalists, business men and women, translators, students and all who need to understand the language of French society today.

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`The format is clear and cross-references easily found, the examples well chosen ... a useful reference work ... ' (French Studies) ` ... libraries should have it and students be urged to consult it.' (Forum for Modern Language Studies) `... a user-friendly guide and as such, a valuable tool for academics, journalists, translators or even the general public interested in the vocabulary used in French media today ... a useful complement to what standard French-English dictionaries offer.' (Le Langage et l'homme) ' ... well-thought-out presentation ... The method is ideal for fairly advanced students.' (The Linguist) ' ... very appropriate for "A" level students or undergraduates, or for anyone wishing to develop a more extensive vocabulary in these fields ... this robust hardback should still be considered for purchase by anyone interested in the language used by the quality French media' (Reference Reviews) ' ... this work will be extremely useful both within its niche readership and beyond.' (Library Association Record) ' ... a compact volume containing entries which are uncluttered and much easier to use than the typical dictionary ... Media French is an excellent little book which deserves to be widely used.' (Modern and Contemporary France)