A Frequency Dictionary of French
A Frequency Dictionary of French is an invaluable tool for all learners of French, providing a list of the 5000 most frequently used words in the language. Based on a 23-million-word corpus of French which includes written and spoken material both from France and overseas, this dictionary provides the user with detailed information for each of the 5000 entries, including English equivalents, a sample sentence, its English translation, usage statistics, and an indication of register variation. Users can access the top 5000 words either through the main frequency listing or through an alphabetical index. Throughout the frequency listing there are thematically-organized lists of the top words from a variety of key topics such as sports, weather, clothing, and family terms. An engaging and highly useful resource, the Frequency Dictionary of French will enable students of all levels to get the most out of their study of French vocabulary. Deryle Lonsdale is Associate Professor in the Linguistics and English Language Department at Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah). Yvon Le Bras is Associate Professor of French and Department Chair of the French and Italian Department at Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah).
Motifs An Introduction to French
Immersing you in the world of French language and culture, MOTIFS: AN INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH, Sixth Edition, teaches you to communicate with confidence. Lively, culturally authentic contexts enable you to communicate on larger, real-life themes, such as housing, school, food, work, and relationships. Offering a systematic study of French, the MOTIFS program provides the structures, vocabulary, communication strategies, and cultural background that enable you to experience French as it is spoken today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Pronounce It Perfectly in French
In mastering French, nothing is more important than learning to pronounce the words and phrases so that you can be understood. This CD-and-book program emphasizes speaking, sound discrimination, and standard intonation patterns that are typical of native French speakers, for example pronunciation of French vowel sounds, such as u and eu, and French nasals such as un and en, which many English speakers find especially difficult to pronounce. This program's noteworthy features include: A guide to French pronunciation expressed in the phonetic symbols of the International Phonetic Association (IPA) Extensive pronunciation exercises including supplementary help based on poetry, proverbs, familiar sayings, historical quotations and humor Audio on three convenient compact discs that complements the text Words and sounds are put into a variety of conversational contexts for students of French to practice and perfect.