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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: The French Language Today
Subtitle: A Linguistic Introduction
Written By: Adrian Battye
Marie-Anne Hintze
Paul Rowlett

In their updated edition of this definitive text, Adrian Battye and
Marie-Anne Hintze offer an extensive selection of new and reworked material
on the socio-linguistic aspects of the French language. The revised work
heightens its focus on the distribution of French in the world, the
historical development of the language, and the sound systems of France.
This valuable book provides both an introduction to the techniques of
linguistics as applied to the French language and a reference work for the
more advanced student.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415198380
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 360
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