The Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed download free [PDF and Ebook] by Julie Barlow

The Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed download free [PDF and Ebook] by Julie Barlow year 2017
  • Book name: The Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revealed
  • Author: Julie Barlow
  • Release date: 2017/4/27
  • Publisher: ST MARTIN'S PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781250130273
  • Rating: 9.21 of 10
  • Votes: 107
  • Review by: Dayana Ellington
  • Review rating: 8.04 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/16
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 32 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Most of what we know about the French comes from what the French say about themselves. Yet how are we supposed to understand a people who say non when they mean yes, who never say 'I don't know,' even when they really don't, and who argue at the drop of a hat? Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow spent a decade traveling to and also living in Paris. In The Bonjour Effect, they chronicle the lessons they learned after returning to France to live, for a year, with their twin daughters. In a book as fizzy as a bottle of French champagne, they reveal the most important lesson 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 discussions? 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 crowded bus, a beloved boulangerie, or a bistro on the Left Bank.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 20H5M19S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Translation & Interpretation, Sociolinguistics, Communication Studies, European History, Guidebooks, Social & Cultural Anthropology
  • Available formats: EPUB, TXTz, TXT, RB, AZW3, DOC, WORD, PDF. Compressed in TAR.BZ, ZIP, JAR, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.54 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x210x20mm
  • Weight: 272.16g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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