Exploring French Text Analysis
Interpretations of National Identity
Routledge – 2000 – 244 pages
Exploring French Text Analysis introduces students of French to a range of methods of text analysis, including stylistics and discourse analysis.
The editors provide a clear framework for analysing written French critically. Through a series of commentaries on a range of texts by different contributors, they present a variety of models for readers to follow.
The texts have been carefully chosen both to illustrate key points of language analysis and to present a picture of national identity. Texts including adverts, newspapers, magazines, travel writing, fiction and political texts cover a range of topics such as food, sport, law and the arts. The book also includes a comprehensive glossary of linguistic terms.
'Crawshaw and Tusting have succeeded in their aim of bringing together stylistics and discourse analysis students and lecturers alike should find it very useful,' - Paul Cooke, Modern Language Review
'This book represents an interesting starting point for students who wish to apply the critcal linguistics approach to French texts … an introductory work to the field of text analysis.' - Christine Develotte, Discourse & Society
Robert Crawshaw is Lecturer in European Languages and Cultures and Head of French and Karin Trusting is a Teaching Assistant and Research Officer in European Languages and Cultures, both at Lancaster University