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The Resource The Bonjour effect : the secret codes of French conversation revealed, Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoit Nadeau

The Bonjour effect : the secret codes of French conversation revealed, Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoit Nadeau

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The Bonjour effect : the secret codes of French conversation revealed
Title
The Bonjour effect
Title remainder
the secret codes of French conversation revealed
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Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoit Nadeau
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Language
eng
Summary
Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow spent a decade traveling back and forth to Paris as well as living there. Yet one important lesson never seemed to sink in: how to communicate comfortably with the French, even when you speak their language. In The Bonjour Effect Jean-Benoit and Julie chronicle the lessons they learned after they returned to France to live, for a year, with their twin daughters. They offer up all the lessons they learned and explain, in a book as fizzy as a bottle of the finest French champagne, the most important aspect of all: the French don't communicate, they converse. To understand and speak French well, one must understand that French conversation runs on a set of rules that go to the heart of French culture. Why do the French like talking about "the decline of France"? Why does broaching a subject like money end all discussion? Why do the French become so aroused debating the merits and qualities of their own language? Through encounters with school principals, city hall civil servants, gas company employees, old friends and business acquaintances, Julie and Jean-Benoit explain why, culturally and historically, conversation with the French is not about communicating or being nice. It's about being interesting. After reading The Bonjour Effect, even readers with a modicum of French language ability will be able to hold their own the next time they step into a bistro on the Left Bank
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1968-
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Barlow, Julie
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Nadeau, Jean-Benoît
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  • National characteristics, French
  • French language
  • Oral communication
  • Language and culture
  • France
Target audience
adult
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The Bonjour effect : the secret codes of French conversation revealed, Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoit Nadeau
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
p225753051
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9781250051851
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225753051
  • (Sirsi) p225753051
Label
The Bonjour effect : the secret codes of French conversation revealed, Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoit Nadeau
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
p225753051
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9781250051851
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225753051
  • (Sirsi) p225753051

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