By Peter Rickard

ISBN-10: 041510887X

ISBN-13: 9780415108874

ISBN-10: 1138835013

ISBN-13: 9781138835016

This well-established and well known publication presents scholars with all of the linguistic history they wish 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 sorts 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 grew to become standardized in a close to smooth shape within the 17th and eighteenth centuries.

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