Oxford Paperback English Dictionary : 5The Edition par W. Rowlinson

Oxford Paperback French Dictionary and Grammar
par W. Rowlinson

The Oxford Paperback French Dictionary and Grammar is a complete and handy reference to the French language. It has been designed to meet the needs of students at all levels, as well as the needs of tourists and business people. Offering extensive guidance to the meaning and use of over 50,000 words and phrases, and 70,000 translations, it also offers guidance for students on selecting the right translation for their needs. The Grammar section offers full and clear coverage of the construction of the language, including explanations of the differences between spoken and written French (with helpful examples taken from everyday speech, newspapers, and magazines), and separate sections on word order, prepositions and their use, punctuation, and up-to-date information on colloquial and technical words. With many example sentences showing words in use, helpful tips on translation problems and pronunciation traps, verb tables showing how to conjugate irregular verbs, and a comprehensive glossary of grammatical terms, this new reference book offers swift and easy-to-use reference for all aspects of the French language. For students just beginning their studies or those hoping to perfect their language skills, this is an essential resource.

Common Places
par Seanna Sumalee Oakley

While a great deal of postcolonial criticism has examined how the processes of hybridity, mestizaje, creolization, and syncretism impact African diasporic literature, Oakley employs the heuristic of the “commonplace” to recast our sense of the politics of such literature. Her analysis of commonplace poetics reveals that postcolonial poetic and political moods and aspirations are far more complex than has been admitted. African Atlantic writers summon the utopian potential of Romanticism, which had been stricken by Anglo-European exclusiveness and racial entitlement, and project it as an attainable, differentially common future. Putting poets Frankétienne (Haiti), Werewere Liking (Côte d’Ivoire), Derek Walcott (St Lucia), and Claudia Rankine (Jamaica) in dialogue with Romantic poets and theorists, as well as with the more recent thinkers Édouard Glissant, Walter Benjamin, and Emmanuel Levinas, Oakley shows how African Atlantic poets formally revive Romantic forms, ranging from the social utopian manifesto to the poète maudit, in their pursuit of a redemptive allegory of African Atlantic experiences. Common Places addresses issues in African and Caribbean literary studies, Romanticism, poetics, rhetorical theory, comparative literature, and translation theory, and further, models a postcolonial critique in the aesthetic-ethical and “new aestheticist” vein.

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