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The Resource Le ou la? : the gender of French nouns, Marie Surridge

Le ou la? : the gender of French nouns, Marie Surridge

Label
Le ou la? : the gender of French nouns
Title
Le ou la?
Title remainder
the gender of French nouns
Statement of responsibility
Marie Surridge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Which gender to give a French word? Of all the grammatical problems facing English-speaking students of French, this is probably the most difficult for the majority, and it is safe to say that it is the most persistent. Although many grammars provide some rules for assigning gender, some apply to very few words and others are apparently contradictory. This book aims to have the student mimic the learning patterns of native speakers by tackling the task in two ways. First, the major factors governing gender assignment are laid out by type of noun: simple versus derived or compound, and everyday French vocabulary versus learned or technical. Second, suggested activities (suitable for use in a class or by those working alone) are designed to develop the student's 'gender competence' by encouraging the use of adjectives and structures which clearly mark genders
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1931-
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Surridge, Marie
Dewey number
445
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Modern languages in practice
Series volume
1
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  • French language
  • French language
Label
Le ou la? : the gender of French nouns, Marie Surridge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 86) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Testing your gender assignment competence -- Learning from children about learning genders -- The great divide: semantic versus grammatical gender -- The link between gender and phonetic word ending -- Meaning and the gender of inanimate nouns -- The role of word structure in determining gender -- Biological or sociological gender: the gender of animate nouns -- Gender makes the difference: distinguishing between homophones -- Seeing how the network operates
Control code
ocm44963021
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 86 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585171708
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44963021
Label
Le ou la? : the gender of French nouns, Marie Surridge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 86) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Testing your gender assignment competence -- Learning from children about learning genders -- The great divide: semantic versus grammatical gender -- The link between gender and phonetic word ending -- Meaning and the gender of inanimate nouns -- The role of word structure in determining gender -- Biological or sociological gender: the gender of animate nouns -- Gender makes the difference: distinguishing between homophones -- Seeing how the network operates
Control code
ocm44963021
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 86 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585171708
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44963021

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