Presents 3,800 terms in English and Cajun French and includes a historical overview of Cajun French, frequently asked questions about the language, a pronunciation guide, basic grammar, and essential phrases.
This is the first ever bilingual thesaurus of its kind. The book is aimed at all English-speaking learners and users of French at an intermediate to advanced level, and is structured in a uniquely helpful way. The book is arranged thematically rather than alphabetically, with fifteen part titles subdivided into a total of 142 subheadings which are further subdivided into topic categories. In each category learners will find synonyms and related French words and phrases of use for writing or speaking about the topic, as well as sayings, metaphors, proverbs, famous quotations or usage notes connected with the topic. Every word, phrase and example has an English translation. Illustrations provide additional help, and there is a special section on conversational gambits. Two alphabetical indexes of more than 8,000 words each, one listing English vocabulary and the other French, help readers find what they're looking for easily.
This book takes a linguistic approach to translation issues, looking first at the structural view of language that explains the difficulty of translation and at theories of cultural non-equivalence. A subsequent chapter on text types, readership and the translator's role completes the theoretical framework. The linguistic levels of analysis are then discussed in ascending order, from morpheme up to sentence, while a summarising chapter considers various translation types and strategies, again considered in relation to text type, author and reader.
This new edition has been fully revised and updated to offer up -to-date vocabulary and language support for student's learning French at GCSE and beyond. All the current exam board vocabulary is included and curriculum words are flagged with a key symbol. Word Tips provide information oncommon grammatical errors and confusable words, while interesting cultural information is specially picked out in Culture boxes. To support students building their range of vocabulary and get them using it confidently, all words are also given in appropriate example sentences so that students cansee how to use them correctly. Extra grammar support is given with full verb tables, including English translations of the different tenses, to help with translating to and from French. In the centre of the dictionary, the illustrated thematic supplement includes questions, answers, comments and phrases and photocard activities to model those faced by students in their exams. It has a contemporary look and feel and covers topics such as technology, free-time activities, customs andfestivals, social and global issues, travel and tourism, current and future study and employment.