Flirting With French

Flirting With French Adventures in Pursuit of a Language

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Publisher's Synopsis

William Alexander is not just a Francophile, he wants to be French. It's not enough to explore the country, to enjoy the food and revel in the ambiance, he wants to feel French from the inside. Among the things that stand in his way is the fact that he can't actually speak the language.

Setting out to conquer the language he loves (but which, amusingly, does not seem to love him back), Alexander devotes himself to learning French, going beyond grammar lessons and memory techniques to delve into the history of the language, the science of linguistics, and the art of translation. Along the way, during his travels in France or following his passion at home, he discovers that not learning a language may be its own reward.

Book information

ISBN: 9780715649954
Publisher: Duckworth Books
Imprint: Duckworth
Pub date:
DEWEY: 914.4048412092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 260g
Height: 193mm
Width: 125mm
Spine width: 22mm