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Vigner, Gerard – Francais dans le Monde, 1980
Describes the functions, specific uses, syntactic structure, and typographical characteristics of titles, discussing examples from newspapers, books, films, and scientific journals. Analysis of the semantic relationship between title and text is followed by the description of various instructional techniques for the production of titles and the…
Descriptors: Descriptive Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Expository Writing, Expressive Language
Bertrand, Denis; And Others – Francais dans le Monde, 1990
Four ideas for language classroom activities are presented, including an exercise in oral discourse analysis, a newspaper-reading activity using the holistic approach, the use of slight phonological changes to turn a title into a joke or play on words, and an exercise looking at varieties of language style. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Discourse Analysis, French, Holistic Approach
Goldenstein, Jean-Pierre – Francais dans le Monde, 1985
Classroom activities involving the semantics of novels' titles can also be used for studying historical or cultural information, playing word games, or learning more about the authors. Older or contemporary works can be used, and several print sources are available for ideas and relevant facts. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, French
Calbris, Genevieve – Francais dans le Monde, 1982
Seeks to discover in advertising slogans, titles of all kinds, signs, and commercials, allusions to and reflections of French culture. Cultural allusions are treated according to source, technique used, and way of achieving double meaning. The structural aspect is studied according to the diverse forms of play on words. (AMH)
Descriptors: Advertising, Cultural Awareness, Culture, French
Girod, Claudine – Francais dans le Monde, 1985
Outlines a classroom approach to studying the French national print media that focuses on the innovative style of headlines used on the front page of "Liberation," a French daily newspaper of growing current interest. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Education
Camilleri, Clara; And Others – Francais dans le Monde, 1992
Four activities for the French language classroom are described, including exploration of the relationships between the perfect, imperfect, and pluperfect tenses; an introductory French geography activity; vocabulary development through creation of new words; and exercises to enhance comprehension of the titles and subtitles of newspaper articles.…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, French