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Le Dictionnaire universel d'Antoine Furetière (1619-1688) valut à son auteur l'exclusion de l'Académie française. C'est pourtant l'un des plus remarquablesbles dictionnaires de la langue française. Relu par un contemporain, dans une approche thématique, le Dictionnaire universel nous livre ici des trésors savoureux ou poétiques d'expressions et de mots les plus courants ou ...more
Paperback, 399 pages
Published December 24th 1998 by Zulma
(first published 1690)
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France is something of a pariah state among linguists. If international relations were based on linguistics rather than politics, then France would be – well, if not quite North Korea then at least somewhere fairly repressive and unpleasant like Saudi Arabia. For one thing, there has been a rigid intolerence towards France's regional languages, which used to be very numerous – when a survey was taken after the Revolution, just 11 percent of French citizens were native French-speakers, whereas ...more