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The Reanalysis of the French Prepositional System: A Case of Grammaticalization in Competing Grammars

MIREILLE TREMBLAY, FERNANDE DUPUIS, and MONIQUE DUFRESNE

in Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272129
eISBN:
9780191709821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272129.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter considers the evolution of French prepositions and particles. The comparative analysis of Old and Modern French shows a change in transitivity at the end of the Middle French period, ... More


Introduction

Theodore Zeldin

in A History of French Passions: Volume 1: Ambition, Love, and Politics

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221777
eISBN:
9780191678493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221777.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the aims of this book; one of which is to investigate the image of the French as thinking themselves as being, above all else, intelligent and to assess the place that ... More


The Advent of Modern Capitalism in France, 1770–1840: The Contribution of Pierre-François Tubeuf

Gwynne Lewis

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228950
eISBN:
9780191678844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228950.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

This story in this is book is about one of the most dynamic entrepreneurs in modern French history. The book examines Pierre-François Tubeuf's contribution to the development of industry in France. ... More


The Politics of Rural Life: Political Mobilization in the French Countryside 1846-1852

Peter McPhee

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202257
eISBN:
9780191675249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202257.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book is a scholarly study of rural politics in France during the Second Republic (1848–52). The Revolution of 1848 and the subsequent regime changed the face of mass politics in France; ... More


Ecocritics and Ecoskeptics: A Humanist Reading of Recent French Ecofiction

Jonathan F. Krell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622058
eISBN:
9781800341319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622058.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Michel Serres and Luc Ferry represent the two opposing views of ecology in contemporary French philosophy. Serres calls for a “natural contract” that would ensure a symbiotic relationship between ... More


Null subjects, expletives, and the status of Medieval French

Michael Zimmermann

in Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815853
eISBN:
9780191853449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815853.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

In view of considerable differences from prototypical null-subject (NS) languages and recent proposals of different types of NS language, this chapter reconsiders the status of Medieval French, ... More


Interior decorating in nineteenth-century France: The visual culture of a new profession

Anca I. Lasc

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526113382
eISBN:
9781526138781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113382.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book analyzes the early stages of the interior design profession as articulated within the circles involved in the decoration of the private home in the second half of nineteenth-century France. ... More


War, Revolution, and the Bureaucratic State: Politics and Army Administration in France, 1791–1799

Colin Burrow

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205425
eISBN:
9780191676628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205425.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines a period of particular importance in the formation of the modern French state. The revolutionary strife and international war of the 1790s had important and far-reaching ... More


Marcel Proust: The Fictions of Life and of Art

Leo Bersani

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931514
eISBN:
9780199345755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931514.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

The author of this book is an eminent literary critic whose influential work spans half a century. His vast, in many ways unclassifiable, oeuvre has traversed and blurred the boundaries of the ... More


Immigration

Mary Dewhurst Lewis

in The French Republic: History, Values, Debates

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449017
eISBN:
9780801460647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449017.003.0027
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter argues that the story of the modern French Republic is inseparable from the human saga of immigration. Debates over immigration reveal the contradictions of the republican project since ... More


Modern Tenses for the Dead: Towards a Sketch

Neil Kenny

in Death and Tenses: Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198754039
eISBN:
9780191815782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Modern uses of tenses to refer to the dead in French and English are sketched, in necessarily selective and provisional terms, since no survey has yet been found to exist. First, grounds are ... More


France

David Ellis

in Memoirs of a Leavisite: The Decline and Fall of Cambridge English

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318894
eISBN:
9781846318023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318894.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Between parts one and two of what is known as the Cambridge English Tripos, Ellis spent a year as a teaching assistant in Normandy. He describes how this experience increased an already developed ... More


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