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French Language : Dictionaries
& Grammar

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Finding French Dictionaries, etc.

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Grammar & Conjugation

La grammaire d’aujourdʾhui : guide alphabétique de linguistique française, Michel Arrivé, Françoise Gadet et Michel Galmiche. Paris : Flammarion, c1986. Olin stacks PC2112 .A77 1986

A comprehensive French grammar, Glanville Price. Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2008. 6th ed. Olin stacks PC2112 .P75 2008

501 French verbs fully conjugated in all the tenses in a new easy to learn format, alphabetically arranged by Christopher Kendris. Woodbury, N.Y. : Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., c1982. Olin stacks PC2271 .K33 1982

Reference Resources on Translation

Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English, editor, Olive Classe. London ; Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, c 2000. 2 v. Olin Ref PN241 E56x 2000+
An historical and analytical survey of the theory and practice of literary translations into English from the principal world languages and from the works of major writers. 600 signed entries. Bibliography.

French literature in Early American Translation: a bibliographical survey of books and pamphlets printed in the United States from 1668 through 1820 compiled by Forrest Bowe ; edited by Mary F. Daniels. New York : Garland Pub., 1977. Olin Reference Z1215 B78 (also in Annex)

Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation, edited by Peter France. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000. Olin Ref PR131 O94x 2000 (Also online)
Includes scholarly essays on the theory and history of translation studies, as well as critical evaluations of translations from other world literatures into English. With the exception of the separate section covering translations of the Bible, this section is divided geographically or by language family.

Oxford History of Literary Translation in English. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005- Olin stacks PR131 O944 2005
v. 3. 1660-1790 / edited by Stuart Gillespie and David Hopkins -- v. 4. 1790-1900 / edited by Peter France & Kenneth Haynes. Table of contents online.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation studies, edited by Mona Baker, asssisted by Kirsten Malmkjær. London ; New York : Routledge, 1998. Olin Ref P306 R68x 1998+

French Language Dictionaries (Modern)

A wide range of French and French-English dictionaries is shelved in Olin Reference in the PC 2001 - 3800 range. Many dictionaries are also housed in the Olin stacks.


General French Language

Dictionnaire alphabétique et analogique de la langue française. Paris : Le Robert, c1986. 2e éd. 9 v.Olin Ref PC2625 R64 1986++
Dictionnaire de l’Académie française. Paris : Impr. nationale, c1992- 9. éd. Olin Ref PC2625 A16 1992 ++
Le dictionnaire culturel en langue française sous la direction d’Alain Rey; direction éditoriale Danièle Morvan. Paris : Le Robert, c2005. 4 v. Olin Ref PC2625 D445 2005+
Encyclopédie du bon français dans l’usage contemporain; difficultés, subtilités, complexités, singularités [par] P. Dupré. Comité de rédaction sous la présidence de Fernand Keller, avec la collaboration de Jean Batany. Paris, Editions de Trévise [1972] 3 v. Olin Reference PC2460 D94 +
Le grand Robert de la langue française. [Paris] : Le Robert, [200-?] Version électronique, 2e éd.
Le nouveau petit Robert : dictionnaire alphabétique et analogique de la langue française. Paris : Dictionnaires Le Robert, c1993. Library Annex PC2625 R64 1993 (Another edition at Law Reference)

Specialized Dictionaries

Dictionnaire des termes officiels. [Paris] : Délégation générale à la langue française : Direction des journaux officiels, [1994] [9. éd.] Olin Ref PC2680 D555 1994

Media French: a vocabulary of contemporary usage by Adrian C. Ritchie. Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2008. Olin Ref PC2460 R58 2008
"Aimed at advanced learners of French, translators, interpreters or anyone following current affairs, Media French is designed to supplement a good French-English dictionary by providing translated headwords of key idioms as encountered in social, political, economic, legal and journalistic usage. In addition, after each headword a selection of actual examples taken from the quality press is provided, giving clear, concise and contemporary examples of its use."--BOOK JACKET.
Insiders’ French: beyond the dictionary by Eleanor Levieux and Michel Levieux. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999. Olin Ref PC2680 L38x 1999
This book "tries to present a verbal snapshot of the France of the mid- and late 1990s." (Preface)

French-English/English-French Dictionaries

Harrap’s slang : dictionary, English-French = dictionnaire, français-anglais, edited by Georgette A. Marks, Charles B. Johnson. Edinburgh : Harrap ; [New York] : Distributed by Prentice Hall, 1993. Olin Reference PC3741 .H29
Oxford-Duden pictorial French and English Dictionary. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996. 2nd ed. Olin Reference PC2680 .O98 1996
Oxford-Hachette French dictionary : French-English, English-French, edited by Marie-Hélène Corréard, Valerie Grundy. Paris : Hachette Livre ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001. 3rd ed. Olin Room 604-605, PC2640 O83x 2001 + (Non-Circulating)
Le Robert & Collins Dictionnaire : Français-Anglais, Anglais-Français : Senior par Beryl T. Atkins ... [et al.]. 4th ed. Glasgow ; New York : HarperCollins, 1995.
English title: Collins Robert French-English, English-French Dictionary, Unabridged.
Multiple copies held throughout Uris Library stacks, shelved on dictionary stands in Austen, Dean, Fiske, Kinkeldey rooms and the White Library, as well as near the return shelves on stack levels 3B, B, and 2. Call number: PC2640 C53w 1995; Also, in Olin stacks, PC2640 C53w 1995

Etymological Dictionaries

Dictionnaire étymologique, Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand, Albert Dauzat. Paris : Larousse, c2001. Olin Reference PC2580 D68x 2001
Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue française par Albert Dauzat. Paris : Larousse, [1949], c1938. 10. éd. Olin stacks PC2580 D24 1949 (2 copies)

French Language Dictionaries (Historical)

 
Dictionnaire d'Ancien Francais, Moyen Age et Renaissance. Grandsaignes d'Hauterive, Robert.(Paris: Larousse, 1947)
One volume.  Olin PC 2889 G75 (Olin stacks, also Library Annex)
 
Dictionnaire de l'Ancienne Langue Francaise et de Tous ses Dialectes du IXe au XVe Siecle. Godefoy, Frederic. (Paris: Vieweg, 1881-1902)
In ten volumes. OLIN REF PC 2889 G58+ 1961 (reprint of the original)
OLIN PC 2889 G58+ (original edition, shelved in Olin 301)
 
 
Dictionnaire de la Langue Francaise du Seizieme Siecle. Huguet, Edmond. (Paris: E. Champion, 1925-1973). In seven volumes. OLIN PC 2650 H89+ (Olin stacks)
 
Dictionnaire du Francais Classique. Dubois, Jean. (Paris: References Larousse, 1988) OLIN PC 2650 D812 1988 (Olin stacks)
Dictionnaires d'autrefois
French Dictionaries from the 17th - 20th centuries, including several Dictionnaires de l'Académie française along with the Estienne, Nicot, Bayle, Moréri, Féraud, and Littré. (via ARTFL)
Includes:
Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française. First Edition (1694)
Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française. Fourth Edition (1762)
Jean-François Féraud's Dictionaire critique de la langue Française (1787)
Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française. Fifth Edition (1798)
Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française. Sixth Edition (1835)
Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française. Eighth Edition (1932-35)

Le Trésor de la Langue Française (TLFi) Dictionary.
Dictionarium latinogallicum (1552).
Digital Dictionaries of South Asia.
Le Francais Classique; Lexique de la Langue du Dix-Septieme Siecle... Cayrou, Gaston. (Paris: Didier, 1923) OLIN PC 2650 C38 (Library Annex)
Thresor de la Langve Francoise, Tant Ancienne que Moderne. Au quel Entre Autres Choses Sont les Mots Propres de Marine, Venerie, & Fauconnerie... Reveu et Augmente en Ceste Derniere Impression de Plus de la Moite; par Jean Nicot... Raconet, Aimar de, 1498-1559.  (Paris: Picard, [1960])
A facsimile of the of the 1606 edition published by D. Douceure. A copy of the original is kept in Kroch Library's Dept. of Rare Books. OLIN PC 2620 R18+ 1960 (Olin stacks)