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Taches d'encre: French Composition 4th Edition

H. Jay Siskin | Cheryl L. Krueger | Maryse Fauvel

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  • ISBN-10: 1305996682
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Overview

Using a process-writing approach, this third-year composition text helps students master writing skills, gain confidence as writers, discover that writing -- even in a foreign language -- can be a pleasure. The text is set up in a workbook format and is written entirely in French, except for the first chapter. Students broaden their repertoire of related speech acts, vocabulary, grammatical structures, and stylistic elements through three major sections. Each chapter features a model text -- a literary piece, journalistic selection, or informal writing -- that represents the Francophone world.

H. Jay Siskin, Cabrillo College

H. Jay Siskin (Ph.D., Cornell) is Professor of French and Program Chair of World Languages at Cabrillo College. He is the author of five textbooks in French, as well as numerous articles and reviews that have appeared in such publications as THE FRENCH REVIEW, FOREIGN LANGUAGE ANNALS, and the PMLA. Prof. Siskin serves as chair of the Modern Language Association’s Division on the Teaching of Language, a member of that association’s Committee on Awards and Honors and its Delegate Assembly.

Cheryl L. Krueger, University of Virginia

Cheryl Krueger is associate professor of French at the University of Virginia, where she teaches courses on French language, literature, culture, and cinema. She is editor of Dix-Neuf, (Journal of the Society of Dix-neuviémistes), and has served on the AAUSC editorial board. Krueger is an elected member of the MLA's Nineteenth-Century French Literature Division Executive Committee. She is author of The Art of Procrastination: Baudelaire's Poetry in Prose (University of Delaware, 2007), and editor of Approaches to Teaching Baudelaire's Prose Poems (MLA, 2016). Professor Krueger is co-author of Mise-en-scène: Cinéma et Lecture. Her articles have appeared in journals including: Dix-Neuf, French Forum, Foreign Language Annals, Literature/Film Quarterly, Modern Languages Open, NCFS, Romance Notes, and Women in French Studies. Her current research focuses on olfaction, perfume and smell culture, in relation to 19th-century French fiction. Krueger teaches a variety of courses in the undergraduate major, the MA, and PhD program. Her interest in helping students find their voice in French developed over the many years she served as Language Program Director at UVA. Her approach to teaching writing is informed by a combination of research in SLA and plenty of practice experimenting with new techniques and course design. While Tâches d'encre is carefully designed to reach students who have completed approximately two years of French, she advocates the book's interactive, process-writing or writers at any level, from students just beginning to professionals writing for publication.

Maryse Fauvel, College of William and Mary

Maryse Fauvel is the chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and a professor in French/Francophone Studies at the College of William and Mary (PhD University of Wisconsin). Her research areas include literature and the visual arts, cinema, contemporary women writers and filmmakers, postmodernism, and post-colonial cultures. She published numerous articles as well as Exposer l'Autre: Essai sur la Cité Nationale de l' Histoire de l' Immigration et le Musée du Quai Branly (Paris: L'Harmattan, 2014), A Vous de Voir: De l'idée au projet filmique (Paris: Casteilla, 2010) co-authored with Martin and Martin, Scènes d' intérieur: Six romanciers des années 1980-1990 (Birmingham: Summa, 2007) and Tâches d'encre (1-4 editions), co-authored with Siskin and Krueger. She teaches advanced writing courses as well as twentieth-century French literature, women writers, French cinema, European cinema, literary theory, secrets and revelations, ecocriticism, etc.
  • Each chapter of TÂCHES D'ENCRE explores a linguistic function and/or a genre.
  • The process-oriented approach helps improve students' written expression, in terms of both accuracy and content; and reduces writing anxiety, enabling students to write with more ease and less fear of the teacher's or another reader's corrective feedback.
  • The in-class activities are easily adapted to individual, pair, and small-group work.
  • There is a wide range of exercise and writing formats, including form-focused, teacher-initiated exercises, partner and small-group creative and editing activities, and structured and creative writing assignments for individual and group work.
  • TÂCHES D'ENCRE may be adopted for a variety of courses, from grammar and composition (paired with a grammar review), to content-based courses. The authors have used this text in courses that also focus on French and Francophone film, culture and literature.

Taches d'encre: French Composition

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface. TO THE STUDENT.
Préliminaire. VERS LA COMPOSITION.
Individual writing survey. Appreciating writing. Appreciating your own writing. Your writing process. Rewriting and editing. The process of writing. Getting started. Your personal writing style. Writing drafts and editing your work. Rereading your work. Peer editing. Resources. Using a bilingual dictionary. The French-French dictionary. The dictionary of synonyms. A reference grammar.
1. LA DESCRIPTION.
Texte: Blue Bay, Appanah. Functions: situer dans l''espace et le temps; décrire.
Vocabulaire utile / Les actes de parole: substantifs, adjectifs, verbes pour décrire un paysage; expressions pour parler des mouvements et des perceptions, de la nature, des impressions, des sens; les couleurs. La stylistique: la comparaison, la métaphore, la personnification; eviter les verbes plats; la perspectif.
2. LE PORTRAIT.
Texte: Travail de rêve, Sijie. Functions: décrire; traduire les émotions et d''autres facultés. Vocabulaire utile / Les actes de parole: adjectifs et expressions pour décrire le caractère;
expressions pour parler des rapports entre les personnes, de l''âge; substantifs, adjectifs, verbes, expressions pour parler de l''aspect physique; le sens et la position des adjectifs. La stylistique: emploi des pronoms relatifs, le participe passé, le participe présent pour varier l''expression; l''emploi de ce qui/que pour mettre en relief un élément de la phrase.
3. LE COMPTE RENDU.
Texte: Compte rendu du film Kirikou et la sorcière. Functions: décrire; résumer les idées principales; analyser et évaluer un texte; donner un avis. Vocabulaire utile /
Les actes de parole: les genres, mouvements et courants dans le cinéma; vocabulaire cinématographique; substantifs, adjectifs, verbes, expressions pour exprimer les réactions; les époques de l''histoire; expressions, verbes pour émettre un jugement. La stylistique: la phrase nominale; l''infinitif comme sujet; le participe passé pour éviter la voix passive.
4. LA NARRATION.
Texte: La prise de conscience, de Beauvoir. Functions: raconter une histoire; rapporter le dialogue. Vocabulaire utile / Les actes de parole: adverbes et expressions pour raconter un évènement inattendu; adjectifs pour parler des réactions; évènement dans le temps et pour exprimer un laps de temps; verbes pour indiquer un déplacement; expressions pour communiquer des idées; expressions pour narrer chronologiquement expressions pour situer un. La stylistique: narrer au passé; le discours direct et indirect; l''élipse sujet-verbe.
5. L''ESSAI.
Texte: La Contagion, Camus. Functions: exprimer et défendre une opinion; convaincre; formuler une hypothèse. Vocabulaire utile / Les actes de parole: substantifs, adjectifs, verbes, expressions pour parler des injustices; verbes et expressions pour exposer un problème, présenter une opinion, donner des exemples, exprimer la cause et la conséquence. La stylistique: C''est/Ce sont… que/qui; l''opposition.
6. LA DISSERTATION.
Texte: Exemple. Functions: comparer et contraster; exprimer et défendre une opinion; convaincre; formuler une hypothèse. Vocabulaire utile / Les actes de parole: substantifs, adjectifs, verbes, expressions pour parler du progrès, des problèmes et des solutions écologiques; mots et expressions de transition. La stylistique: le participe présent; l''infinitif substantivé.
7. LE COMMENTAIRE COMPOSE. Texte: Commentaire composé sur le poème Ce cœur qui haïssait la guerre, Desnos. Functions: analyser en détail; comparer et constraster; exprimer et défendre une opinion. Vocabulaire utile /
Les actes de parole: expressions pour commenter un thème, une image ou une œuvre; vocabulaire technique pour analyser la poésie; variations du language analytique. La stylistique: les questions rhétoriques.
8. LA CORRESPONDANCE. Texte: Lettre de motivation et CV. Functions: demander des renseignements; faire une demande polie. Vocabulaire utile / Les actes de parole: langage administratif; substantifs, verbes et adjectifs pour parler de ses compétences et sa candidature; formules de politesse. La stylistique: les styles différents (différences stylistiques entre les lettres et les emails) des lettres et des emails.

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