Analyse linguistique de la langue francaise provides a complete examination of the French language, in French, at a level appropriate for n-native speakers and n-linguists. It introduces readers to linguistic analysis, using modern French as its target of study, and covering the linguistic subfields of phonetics, phology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. It provides self-check questions and could easily be used for self-learning by an individual or by students in a classroom setting. Analyse linguistique strives to present all concepts from the bottom up, assuming prior kwledge of linguistics, and includes a glossary of terms to aid n-linguists. It is these elements that distinguish it from other books in the field, which are often written for native speakers and are sometimes inaccessible to students of the language, or which assume a background in linguistics that t all readers have. In addition, the book includes exercises placed strategically throughout each chapter, which allow the reader to verify his/her comprehension of each concept before moving on to the next topic.
Theresa Antes is assistant professor of French and linguistics at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Program in Linguistics, and serves as the director of the first-year French program.