The information is there, and Einhorn clearly has an intimate grasp of Old French, but be prepared to work very hard to figure it out from this text. It was published by Cambridge University Press and has a total of 208 pages in the book. London: Arnold Rickard, Peter 1974, 1989 A History of the French Language. The Latin feminine endings accusative and nominative fe almost always become -e and are almost never dropped entirely, apart from a few isolated attestations. This book has hardback covers. Jacket shows edgewear, mild chipping, and slight fading to spine, else Very Good. Based on Dr Einhorn's very successful introductory lecture course for undergraduates, this book describes the phonology, morphology and syntax of standard Old French, paying attention also to the main dialect forms.
Other than that, it's what it promises to be: a concise but surprisingly comprehensive introduction to mostly 12th-century, mostly Parisian Old French that includes just enough vocabulary to get through the exercises and sample texts without needing to understand Modern French though it will help , and assumes you neither know nor care about Latin. Because Pokorny is becoming increasingly outdated, we may revise these links in the future; however, for the time being, this information might prove interesting to those who are curious about Indo-European etymology. For someone with my peculiar proclivities, it's a fun and instructive read. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Later lessons include many sample sentences, with English translations, illustrating points of Old French syntax. It starts off with a good description of the sounds of Old French and how it changed in different periods.
Grammatical Help Oxford guide to the French language, Oxford University Press, 1992. There are numerous examples in the text; the book also gives representative passages of some length, and a glossary. To buy this book at the lowest price,. This is followed by a series of graded lessons, sixteen in all, with vocabulary and drills. Students taking university courses and scholars teaching themselves should find in this book an ideal combination of features in a handy format.
I think this is an excellent book. . Notes: English and Old French. I don't think it is unreasonable to expect someone with an interest in Old French to have a decent reading knowledge at least of Mod. There are numerous examples in the text; the book also gives representative passages of some length, and a glossary.
Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding. It isn't that this handbook explains the Latin roots of the constructions, but it's a true grammar book with so much detail that I can pretty much figure out a lot of it for myself. This item is printed on demand. So over the years when I've stumbled across a book on the subject of old French, I've eagerly latched onto it in hopes of something more comprehensive than any I've so far discovered. A concise but unusually comprehensive handbook for the students of Old French. York: York Medieval Press, 2010. The only explanations we got were in footnotes where various editors explained curious constructions of Old French so we could understand that particular sentence.
In honour of which, appearing here. As other reviewers have mentioned, this book does cover all the basic points of Old French grammar; however, Einhorn's book reads as it was created, the product of a course which she taught on the language. Peter Blumenthal and Achim Stein 2002. The E-mail message field is required. The glossary is useful but less than complete, lacking some words which appear in the text, and often omitting important information such as the class of a noun or the type of vocalic alternation of a verb.
Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. A very helpful handbook for the learner of Old French or the linguist interested in the evolution and dialects of French, I found it was written in a very easy to understand yet extremely detailed format. Here you will find links to resources to help in the study of hundreds of languages. A concise but unusually comprehensive handbook for the students of Old French. Anglo-Norman is a variety of medieval French, just as are all the continental and Mediterranean forms, such as Picard, Champenois, Francien the nineteenth-century name for the French of the Île de France , etc.
A grave can be seen again in La Chanson des quatre fils Aymon on lines 536, 538, etc. Now including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, this innovative website features essential language resources never before available online - fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages. Check out our other listings to add to your order for discounted shipping. This book is related to the topic of learning foreign languages. Based on Dr Einhorn's very successful introductory lecture course for undergraduates, this book describes the phonology, morphology and syntax of standard Old French, paying attention also to the main dialect forms.
Based on Dr Einhorn's very successful introductory lecture course for undergraduates, this book describes the phonology, morphology and syntax of standard Old French, paying attention also to the main dialect forms. Spelling is often left unchanged, but diacritics and capital letters are added. Tremas are not included in the or the , so fuï would be rendered fui. Old French is best described as a with the spelling and pronunciation differing from region to region. For each base form a general meaning if any is shown, along with links to every usage, in every numbered lesson, of the associated surface forms.
All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Kibler, Introduction to Old French New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1984 and repr. I would not, however, recommend this book for learning the language on your own, and despite her assumptions, I cannot imagine trying to use it without having a knowledge of French and Latin already, as well as a reasonable amount of linguistics training--many of my classmates are struggling even more with her guidance because of these disadvantages. As such, there seems to be some sort of external scheme which would make everything logical and easy to find, if only you knew what that was; as it stands, the book is too concise to fully answer even some basic questions the learner might have.