French for Reading Knowledge

ISBN-10: 096618436X

ISBN-13: 9780966184365

Edition: 2nd 1969 (Reprint)

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"French for Reading Knowledge presents a plan to teach the reading of French directly and economically. This book is not intended for those interested in acquiring a practical speaking knowledge. It is meant to reach that large number of students, college freshment or graduates, who would like to acquire a reading knowledge of French if they could only have the time. It fills a gap. It replaces no other text. French for Reading Knowledge differs from the traditional, as well as the current oral-aural type of text. It differs in aim, approach, teaching technique, vocabulary, reading material, etc. How it differs cannot be told here because a short description would be inadequate, and a long one would be read only by those who do not need to read it. In view of this, we should like to make but one brief comment: the basic vocabulary, basic for reading only and extremely small, includes those words which the student will need for further reading in any field. There are a few words, though, which are not generally basic. Obviously, they had to be included for practical purposes. We wish to thank Professor Casimir D. Zdanowicz, who foresaw in an Extension reading course the development of a new method and offered valuable suggestions for the preparation of this book. We are grateful to Dr. Lorentz H. Adolfson, Director of the Extension Division, and to Dr. W. M. Hanley, also of the Extension Division, for continous professional support and encouragement. We are greatful, too, to Mlle Germaine Mercier and to Mme Francoise Jankowski (nee Cusin) for reading the manuscript and making valuable suggestions, and to Miss Ethel A. Schenk, Specialist in charge of Placement and Attainment Examinations at the University of Wisconsion, who was consulted on various matters." [from preface by Joseph Palmeri, E. E. Milligan]
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List price: $45.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1969
Publisher: Higby Publishing
Publication date: 10/1/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 310
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Essentials of Pronunciationp. 1
Cognatesp. 6
Present tense of etrep. 9
Negation (ne . . . pas)p. 10
Gender, Plural of Nounsp. 11
The Indefinite Articlep. 11
The Definite Articlep. 11
Use of Definite Articlep. 12
Contractionsp. 13
Present Tense of avoirp. 15
Possessionp. 17
The Partitivep. 18
The Present Tense of-er Verbsp. 21
Position of Adjectivesp. 23
Review 1p. 25
Present Tense of-ir Verbsp. 28
Present Tense of-ir Verbs (Continued)p. 30
Agreement, Form of Adjectivesp. 31
The Demonstrative Adjectivep. 32
Present Tense of-re Verbsp. 35
The Imperativep. 38
Reflexive Verbsp. 39
Meanings of the Reflexivep. 40
Review 2p. 44
The Possessive Adjectivep. 47
Present Tense of faire, allerp. 50
Some Pronoun Objectsp. 52
The Imperfect Tensep. 53
Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbsp. 57
Present Tense of vouloir, pouvoirp. 60
The Past Participlep. 61
The Past Indefinitep. 62
Irregular Plurals of Nouns and Adjectivesp. 65
Review 3p. 69
Some Irregularities of savoir, recevoirp. 73
The Pluperfectp. 75
Personal Pronoun Objectsp. 77
Dire and lirep. 79
Voir and croirep. 82
The Past Definitep. 84
The Variable Demonstrative celuip. 88
The Future and Future Perfectp. 90
Review 4p. 94
Connaitre and mettrep. 98
The Possessive Pronounp. 101
Conditional and Conditional Perfectp. 103
Memep. 106
Ecrire and prendrep. 108
Disjunctive Personal Pronounsp. 112
The Present Participlep. 114
Interrogationp. 116
Review 5p. 120
Venirp. 124
The Infinitivep. 127
Causative fairep. 131
Craindrep. 133
Negationp. 137
Present and Present Perfect Subjunctivesp. 140
Redundant (Superfluous) nep. 145
Review 6p. 147
Impersonal ilp. 152
Falloir and pleuvoirp. 155
Uses of falloirp. 156
Y and enp. 158
Naitre and mourirp. 163
The Relative Pronounsp. 166
Asseoir and plairep. 169
The Imperative in the Third Personp. 172
Battre, boire, bouillir, and courirp. 173
Review 7p. 176
Interrogative Pronounsp. 181
Envoyer, fuir, and valoirp. 184
Interrogative Word Order in Non-interrogative Sentencesp. 186
The Imperfect and Pluperfect Subjunctivesp. 188
Meanings of sip. 190
Hair, ouvrir, and rirep. 191
Further Uses of the Subjunctivep. 194
Suivre and vivrep. 196
Idiomatic Present, Imperfectp. 200
Devoirp. 202
The Subjunctive in Independent Clausesp. 207
Aucun, jamais, rienp. 208
Miscellaneousp. 210
Faux amis (False Friends)p. 213
Review 8p. 220
Additional Grammatical Explanationsp. 227
Common French Abbreviationsp. 251
Essential Vocabulary Items Defined In Frenchp. 254
Verbs (Regular and Irregular)p. 258
Vocabularyp. 277
Index of Authors Quotedp. 300
Grammatical Indexp. 303
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