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eBook Le Ou La ? Gender French Noun (Modern Languages in Practice 1) download ISBN: 1853592692
Author: Surridge
Publisher: Multilingual Matters (November 12, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 96
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Marie Surridge is a Professor of French Studies at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. The products of her work on gender assignment are applied in this book to the persistent gender problems encountered by most English-speaking learners of French.

publication date : 1995. Le ou La? The Gender of French Nouns. It is directed towards the serious student at intermediate level or above (post-GCSE in Britain).

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Items related to Le ou La?: Gender of French Nouns . Marie Surridge is a Professor of French Studies at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada.

ISBN 13: 9781853592683. This book aims to have the student mimic the learning patterns of native speakers by tackling the task in two ways. First, the major factors governing gender assignment are laid out by type of noun: simple versus derived or compound, and everyday French vocabulary versus learned or technical.

For example, in German, there’s a third gender: neuter

For example, in German, there’s a third gender: neuter.

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Notice that the indefinite article is included to indicate gender (le is for masculine nouns and la is for feminine nouns).

In other words, there is nothing inherent about the word that makes it more masculine or more feminine. Notice that the indefinite article is included to indicate gender (le is for masculine nouns and la is for feminine nouns). Note that for nouns that begin with vowels, or nouns that are plural, the gender is noted in parentheses after the word.

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Which gender to give a French word? Of all the grammatical problems facing English-speaking students of French, this is probably the most difficult for the majority, and it is safe to say that it is the most persistent.Although many grammars provide some rules for assigning gender, some apply to very few words and others are apparently contradictory. This book aims to have the student mimic the learning patterns of native speakers by tackling the task in two ways. First, the major factors governing gender assignment are laid out by type of noun: simple versus derived or compound, and everyday French vocabulary versus learned or technical. Second, suggested activities (suitable for use in a class or by those working alone) are designed to develop the student's 'gender competence' by encouraging the use of adjectives and structures which clearly mark genders.