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

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

Label
The Bonjour effect : the secret codes of French conversation revealed
Title
The Bonjour effect
Title remainder
the secret codes of French conversation revealed
Statement of responsibility
Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau
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Contributor
Author
Subject
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"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
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Barlow, Julie
Dewey number
944
Index
index present
LC call number
DC34
LC item number
.B275 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nadeau, Jean-Benoît,
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  • National characteristics, French
  • French language
  • Oral communication
  • Language and culture
  • France
Label
The Bonjour effect : the secret codes of French conversation revealed, Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9781250051851
Lccn
2015042739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn907965749
  • 1674841
  • (OCoLC)907965749
Label
The Bonjour effect : the secret codes of French conversation revealed, Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9781250051851
Lccn
2015042739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn907965749
  • 1674841
  • (OCoLC)907965749

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