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Paving the Way to Literary Analysis Through TV Commercials
Abstract: This article presents an approach to introducing literature to high school and college students in their second or third year of French. The aim is to reconcile the goals of literatureExpand
Stylistic Variation in French: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Textbooks
One fundamental aspect of all educated native speakers' language competence is stylistic variation, or the ability to adjust speech register to situational formality (Labov, 1972 ). In this article,Expand
Teaching Stylistic Variation through Film
Excusez-moi, Madame, vous degagez?," said one student on a study abroad program to an elderly lady vacating a parking place... This type of stylistic blunder by a student eager to use a recentlyExpand
Exploring Symbolic Competence: Constructing Meaning(s) and Stretching Cultural Imagination in an Intermediate College-Level French Class.
Author(s): Etienne, Corinne; Vanbaelen, Sylvie | Abstract: This study, conducted in a 300-level college French class with15 students, builds on previous research on symbolic competence (Kramsch,Expand
The lexical particularities of French in the Haitian press: Readers' perceptions and appropriation
  • C. Etienne
  • Sociology
  • Journal of French Language Studies
  • 1 November 2005
Regional French varieties in language contact situations have been widely discussed in Francophone studies. Defining a variety of French involves showing its specificity when compared to other FrenchExpand
French in Haiti