A History of the French Language by Peter Rickard

By Peter Rickard

This well-established and renowned booklet presents scholars with the entire linguistic history they want for learning any interval of French literature. For the second one variation the textual content has been revised and up to date all through, and the 2 ultimate chapters on modern French, and its place as an international language, were thoroughly rewritten. beginning with a quick description of the Vulgar Latin spoken in Gaul, and the earliest recorded varieties of French, Peter Rickard lines the advance of the language in the course of the later center a long time and Renaissance to teach the way it turned standardized in a close to sleek shape within the 17th and eighteenth centuries.

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