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French Literature: A Guide to Resources: Language Dictionaries & Grammar

A guide to reference sources and databases available through the Cornell University Library

Finding French Dictionaries, etc.

Subject Heading searches work effectively for locating dictionaries, grammars, and thesauri. For best results, enter the following headings in the Classic Catalog as Subject Heading searches.


For FRENCH LANGUAGE DICTIONARIES:
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For BILINGUAL DICTIONARIES (FRENCH/ENGLISH):
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For FRENCH LANGUAGE OUTSIDE FRANCE:
Search, e.g., french language--canada--dictionaries

For ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARIES:
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For DIALECT DICTIONARIES:
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For FRENCH GRAMMARS:
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For VERB CONJUGATIONS:
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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

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.


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

 

Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue française par Albert Dauzat. Paris : Larousse, [1949], c1938. 10. éd. Olin stacks PC2580 D24 1949 (2 copies)

 

Dictionnaire étymologique, Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand, Albert Dauzat. Paris : Larousse, c2001. Olin Reference PC2580 D68x 2001

 

Le nouveau petit Robert : dictionnaire alphabétique et analogique de la langue française. Paris : Dictionnaires Le Robert, c1993. Olin Reference PC2625 R64 1993

 

The 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)

 

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 +

 

Oxford-Duden pictorial French and English dictionary. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996. 2nd ed. Olin Reference PC2680 .O98 1996

 

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

French Language Dictionaries (Historical)

Cayrou, Gaston. Le Francais Classique; Lexique de la Langue du Dix-Septieme Siecle... (Paris: Didier, 1923) OLIN PC 2650 C38 (Olin stacks)

 

Dubois, Jean. Dictionnaire du Francais Classique. (Paris: References Larousse, 1988) OLIN PC 2650 D812 1988 (Olin stacks)

 

Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise. (Paris: Coignard, 1694) Kroch Library, Dept. of Rare Books PC 2625 A16++ 1694

 

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)

 

Godefoy, Frederic. Dictionnaire de l'Ancienne Langue Francaise et de Tous ses Dialectes du IXe au XVe Siecle. (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)

 

Grandsaignes d'Hauterive, Robert. Dictionnaire d'Ancien Francais, Moyen Age et Renaissance. (Paris: Larousse, 1947)
One volume.  Olin PC 2889 G75 (Olin stacks, also Library Annex)

 

Huguet, Edmond Dictionnaire de la Langue Francaise du Seizieme Siecle. (Paris: E. Champion, 1925-1973).
In seven volumes. OLIN PC 2650 H89+ (Olin stacks)

 

Raconet, Aimar de, 1498-1559. Thresor de la Langue 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... (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)