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English In France - Linguistic Dominance And Ambivalence, Chloe Kampf 2019 Grand Valley State University

English In France - Linguistic Dominance And Ambivalence, Chloe Kampf

Honors Projects

Whenever English is perceived as a threat to a nation’s language, English proficiency suffers, and France is guilty as charged. Many people know France as a nation with exceptional cuisine, famous artists, and breathtaking countrysides. What many are not aware of, on the other hand, is that France has the least proficient English speakers out of any EU country. Through in-depth research, literature reviews, interviews with French citizens, and analyzations of personal experiences, I attempt to expose the underlining truth behind this intriguing phenomenon.


Looking At Shadows: Four French Texts In English Translation, Kalena M. Hermes 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Looking At Shadows: Four French Texts In English Translation, Kalena M. Hermes

World Languages and Cultures

This project present four French texts in English translation that share the theme of loss. This theme is perhaps one of the most poignant and relevant; loss is an experience that every human will encounter, and as people we continue across time to grapple with what it means for us and how to deal with it. These four texts will bring the perspectives of four authors to light in English. When we study how other countries and cultures deal with common human issues, we are able to gain new views on these issues. This project will make these texts accessible ...


La Variation De La Morphologie Pronominale Dans Les Variétés Parlées Dans Les Alpes-Maritimes, Robert Mooney 2019 The University of Western Ontario

La Variation De La Morphologie Pronominale Dans Les Variétés Parlées Dans Les Alpes-Maritimes, Robert Mooney

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

We examine the pronoun morphology of Occitan dialects in the French Department of Alpes-Maritimes in order to better account for three phenomena that exist in certain Romance varieties: 1) the variable linear orders of clitic pronouns, 2) syncretism and 3) opacity.

We analyse data from the PAM (Parlers des Alpes-Maritimes, Dalbera 1994) in the form of questionnaires that the participant translates from French into his own dialect. We systematically compare the forms of pronouns as well as their linear orders. We compare the approaches proposed to account for these three phenomena in other Romance languages. An approach using morphological models ...


Front Matter And Table Of Contents (V.67), 2018 College of the Holy Cross

Front Matter And Table Of Contents (V.67)

Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature

No abstract provided.


Front Matter And Table Of Contents, 2018 College of the Holy Cross

Front Matter And Table Of Contents

Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature

No abstract provided.


Sons Et Lettres: A Pronunciation Method For Intermediate-Level French, Stephen Walton 2018 Portland State University

Sons Et Lettres: A Pronunciation Method For Intermediate-Level French, Stephen Walton

PDXOpen: Open Access Textbooks

Sons et lettres provides a set of classroom materials to train students to hear and produce the sounds of French and to recognize the regular spellings used to represent those sounds in print. The materials are inspired by a desire to help students feel more confident about their French pronunciation and more at home saying the many French words, familiar and unfamiliar, which they encounter in their studies, in French media and in their travels. In our experience, students are not given sufficient preparation to successfully decipher and pronounce French words. These materials are intended to fill that gap and ...


French Language In The Americas: Quebec, Acadia, And Louisiana, Katelyn Gross 2018 University of Minnesota, Morris

French Language In The Americas: Quebec, Acadia, And Louisiana, Katelyn Gross

Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

Due to historical and geographical factors, the French language developed very differently in different regions around the world. In this paper, I compare and contrast the characteristics between varieties of French found in France, Quebec, Acadia, and Louisiana.


Prevalence Of The French Language In Algerian Online News : A Remnant Of The Colonial Past., Zofia A. Hetman 2018 University of Louisville

Prevalence Of The French Language In Algerian Online News : A Remnant Of The Colonial Past., Zofia A. Hetman

College of Arts & Sciences Senior Honors Theses

A French colony for over a century, Algeria gained independence in 1962, yet its identity remains chained to its traumatic history. During the colonial period, French officials enacted laws to subvert the native population and its culture by discouraging the teaching of Arabic and, in its place, emphasizing French language and culture. Seeking to reclaim their national identity, leaders in post-independent Algeria created Arabization policies, which favored the use of Arabic and discouraged the use of French. Algerian society has therefore long been the target of linguistic control. As a result, language preferences of Algerians can be linked to the ...


Linguistic Feminism & The Body In 20th-Century French Feminist Texts, Lauren Hammett 2018 William & Mary

Linguistic Feminism & The Body In 20th-Century French Feminist Texts, Lauren Hammett

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines the use of linguistic feminism and references to the body in 20th-century French feminist texts, and particularly in the work of Luce Irigaray. This involves an investigation into the nature of French feminism and the validity of the accusations of essentialism that have been leveled against it by many critics. The thesis argues for French feminists' place in feminist scholarship and for an anti-essentialist, more figurative reading of their discussions of the body, in addition to examining their discussions of language, including écriture féminine. Finally, the implications of French feminist ideology for feminism today, as well as ...


La Star De Football, Nicholas Khoury 2018 Merrimack College

La Star De Football, Nicholas Khoury

Honors Program Contracts

A short fable in French that incorporates vocabulary and lessons learned throughout the semester.


Applications Of French Phonetics To Flute Playing: A Historical Perspective, Mary Margaret Zrull 2018 University of Kentucky

Applications Of French Phonetics To Flute Playing: A Historical Perspective, Mary Margaret Zrull

Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Scholarship

When people speak, they shape their mouths differently for different languages. It follows, then, that there are inherent differences in flutists’ playing based on their native language. In the case of teaching syllables—syllables that the flutist “says” while playing in order to achieve a certain articulation or embouchure formation, such as “tu”—this can become confusing. Therefore, it is important for flutists to study the pronunciation systems of foreign languages, in order to know how to correctly produce teaching syllables used by flutists and teachers of other cultures. Flute pedagogy has a strong French tradition, and many modern day ...


Good Game, Greyory Blake 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Good Game, Greyory Blake

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis and its corresponding art installation, Lessons from Ziggy, attempts to deconstruct the variables prevalent within several complex systems, analyze their transformations, and propose a methodology for reasserting the soap box within the display pedestal. In this text, there are several key and specific examples of the transformation of various signifiers (i.e. media-bred fear’s transformation into a political tactic of surveillance, contemporary freneticism’s transformation into complacency, and community’s transformation into nationalism as a state weapon). In this essay, all of these concepts are contextualized within the exponential growth of new technologies. That is to say ...


Encore: Intermediate French, Wynne Wong, Stacey Weber-Fève, Anne Lair, Bill Van Patten 2018 The Ohio State University

Encore: Intermediate French, Wynne Wong, Stacey Weber-Fève, Anne Lair, Bill Van Patten

World Languages and Cultures Books

ENCORE is an intermediate-level proficiency- and communicative-oriented program. Paired with an engaging mystery and suspense film of the same name, ENCORE is guided by principles of communicative language teaching and research in second language acquisition. Topics and activities are designed to engage students in higher-level thinking while at the same time providing focused work on aspects of language that instructors in a second-year college-level French course expect to find.


Responding To Questions And Assertions: Embedded Polar Response Particles, Ellipsis, And Contrast, Jeremy Pasquereau 2018 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Responding To Questions And Assertions: Embedded Polar Response Particles, Ellipsis, And Contrast, Jeremy Pasquereau

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation studies the distribution of Polar Response Particles (i.e. yes/no particles) in embedded contexts with a focus on European French.


Producing "Fabulous": Commodification And Ethnicity In Hair Braiding Salons, Sylviane Ngandu-Kalenga Greensword 2017 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Producing "Fabulous": Commodification And Ethnicity In Hair Braiding Salons, Sylviane Ngandu-Kalenga Greensword

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Black women wearing fabulous braids are a striking feature of the Afro-diasporic cultural landscape. However, the braiders and salon owners who enable this aesthetic engineering are seldom acknowledged. This dissertation investigates the experience and role of Caribbean and West and Central African women in the hair braiding industry, a rapidly growing business in the U.S. I address the complexity of these women’s multiple social roles and the multiple consciousness (King, 1988) associated with their demographic characteristics (color, ethnicity, gender, nationality, and immigrant status). The commonalities between the braiders and their mostly African American customers contrast vividly with their ...


Francolouisianais In The 21st Century: Redrawing Identity Lines In A Community Experiencing Language Shift, Marguerite L. Perkins 2017 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Francolouisianais In The 21st Century: Redrawing Identity Lines In A Community Experiencing Language Shift, Marguerite L. Perkins

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The francophonie of south Louisiana today is characterized by a great deal of diversity - in terms of ethnicity, language practices, cultural practices, geography, and experience. The academic literature does not always reflect this diversity, however. Some ethnic groups are overshadowed by others in academic study, and the lines between them are often uncritically blurred. Discussions of language shift are regularly mired in assumptions of individuals’ complete linguistic and cultural assimilation based solely on their native use of English.

In this dissertation, I seek to problematize traditional accounts of assimilation and collective ethnic identity by highlighting the ways in which local ...


Effects Of Language Immersion Versus Classroom Exposure On Advanced French Learners: An Erp Study, Alexandra Claire Brito 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Effects Of Language Immersion Versus Classroom Exposure On Advanced French Learners: An Erp Study, Alexandra Claire Brito

Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee

University students often report making significant advances in their second language (L2) ability after immersion in a nonnative language through study abroad. The degree to which late L2 learners can become nativelike in terms of L2 performance and brain processing is unclear in second language acquisition research. The link between L2 proficiency and learning context has been characterized in previous research, yet the role of learning experience in attaining nativelike brain processing of L2 remains to be elucidated. This study contrasts learners with advanced French proficiency who have attained this level with no, little, or more immersion experience through study ...


Report: Visiting Lecture Exchange, Paris May 2017, Diarmuid Cawley 2017 Technological University Dublin

Report: Visiting Lecture Exchange, Paris May 2017, Diarmuid Cawley

Reports

A report of a lecture on wine and wine language given to French culinary and hospitality students at the Pôle Universitaire de Gastronomie, a subsidiary of Université de Cergy-Pontoise in Paris, 2017.


Skopos Theory As An Extension Of Rhetoric, Isabelle Collombat 2017 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 (ESIT)

Skopos Theory As An Extension Of Rhetoric, Isabelle Collombat

Poroi

This essay, which pertains to translation studies, presents a reflection aiming at defining intersections between the areas covered respectively by rhetoric and by skopos theory, which, in the field of translation studies, is one of the most frequently used theoretical frameworks that structures practice, and therefore teaching. It aims to lay the foundations of a translatorial theoretical framework based on an extension of the skopos model including the stylistic elements of classical rhetoric, and perhaps also on an extension of the rhetorical model to embrace a wide range of text types.


Liaisons: An Introduction To French, Wynne Wong, Stacey Weber-Fève, Bill Van Patten 2017 The Ohio State University

Liaisons: An Introduction To French, Wynne Wong, Stacey Weber-Fève, Bill Van Patten

World Languages and Cultures Books

LIAISONS is an innovative beginning-level French program grounded in principles of communicative language teaching and research in second language acquisition. Components of the program are carefully linked together, allowing you to make connections with your classmates, your instructor, your community, and the French-speaking world. With an engaging mystery film shot on location in Montreal, Quebec, and Paris, the program provides a rich array of communicative activities designed to stimulate interaction. LIAISONS guides you to first discover new vocabulary and grammar through different mediums, then connect form and meaning through a set of confidence-building activities, and finally, actively create language.


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