Précis de conjugaisons ordinaires

Précis de conjugaisons ordinaires

Take a saying from daily speech (i.e.: "This is getting ridiculous!"), put the verb in the infinitive (to get ridiculous), then conjugate it for all persons, modes and tenses of the French language (I am getting ridiculous, You will be getting ridiculous, We should have gotten ridiculous, Get ridiculous!, etc).

Fun? Not only. The authors of this "conjugation handbook" take the stance of apprentice linguists, questioning our habits, exploring the ins and outs of orality, unearthing unsuspected meanings, re-examining what apparently goes without saying. In short, questioning the obvious.

Through the manipulation of over 200 idioms, the French language is unpacked (cf. Latin explicare) then repacked (cf. Latin cumplicare) at the nerve center of all speech: language. 

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Hardcover, 17,8 × 24 cm

240 pages

 

Copublished with La Ferme du Buisson

ISBN : 978-2-91517-316-8

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