FRENCH 142AC: The Cultures of Franco-America

Dictionaries, Thesauri, and Quotations

General and subject specific dictionaries in any language, dual language dictionaries, thesauri, dictionaries of quotations, and acronym lists.

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Argot & français populaire / Jean-Paul Colin. Nouv. ed., enrichie et mise a jour / par Jean-Paul Colin. Paris: Larousse, 2006.
Doe Reference PC3741.C64 2006 Dictionaries

Le dictionnaire culturel en langue française / sous la direction d'Alain Rey. Paris: Le Robert, 2005.
Main Stacks PC2625 .D445 2005 v.1-4

Dictionnaire de l'ancien français jusqu'au milieu du XIVe siècle
/ A. J. Greimas. Paris: Larousse, 1969.
Graduate Services PC2889.G76
Bancroft Reference PC2889 .G76 1977 2e éd., rev. et corr.

Dictionnaire de l'argot français et de ses origines / Jean-Paul Colin, Jean-Pierre Mevel. Nouv. éd. mise à jour et enrichie. Paris: Larousse, c2001.
Main Stacks PC3741.C65 2001

*Dictionnaire de la langue française du seizième siècle / Edmond Huguet Paris: Champion, 1925.
Graduate Services PC265 .H7 1925  v.1-7 (1926-1965)

Dictionnaire étymologique de l'ancien français
/ Kurt Baldinger; avec la collaboration de Jean-Denis Gendron et Georges Straka. Québec: Presses de l'Université Laval ; Tubingen: Niemeyer; Paris: Klincksieck, 1974-
Graduate Services PC2883.B3 1974 Dictionaries v.G1-10; H1-5; index G; G1-G3, H, I1-4, J1-5 (1974-2008)

Dictionnaire étymologique du français / Jacqueline Picoche. [Nouvelle presentation.]. Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert, 2006.
Main Stacks PC2580 .P48 2006

Dictionnaire étymologique et historique de la langue française / Emmanuele Baumgartner et Philippe Menard. Paris: Le Livre de poche, 1996.
Main Stacks PC2580.B38 1996

Le grand Robert de la langue française. Nouv. ed. augm. Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert, 2001
Doe Reference PC2625.R58 2001 Dictionaries v. 1-6 & online via Library Databases

An Illustrated Dictionary of French Similes / Keith Foley. Lewiston [N.Y.] : E. Mellen Press, 2000.
Main Stacks PC2440.F65 2000
Graduate Services PC2889.G74 2001

Multi dictionnaire de la langue française / Marie-Éva de Villers. 4é ed. Montréal: Québec Amérique, 2003. Collection Langue et culture.
Doe Reference PC2625.V54 2003 Dictionaries

Moyen français / Algirdas Julien Greimas, Teresa Mary Keane. Paris: Larousse, c1992, 2007.
Main Stacks PC2650 .G74 2007

Trésor de la langue française: dictionnaire de la langue du XIXe et du XXe siècle (1789-1960), publié sous la direction de Paul Imbs. Paris: Editions du Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 1971-
Doe Reference PC2625.I41 Dictionaries v. t.1-16 (A-zzz...) (1971-1994) & online

Library Databases

  • ARTFL: American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language
    Thousands of fully searchable texts in an array of databases (many freely accessible, others restricted to UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff). Contents range from classic works of French literature to non-fiction prose and technical writing from the 12th to the 20th centuries.
  • Godefroy, dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue francaise (IXe-XVe siecle)
    The Godefroy is "the essential element" of old French lexicography of more than 20 million words. This electronic edition provides detailed etymological analyses, basic and advanced searching, export and email functionality.
  • Larousse Dictionaries
    Free access to 21 monolingual and bilingual dictionaries for Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. The principal Dictionnaire Francais permits cross-searching across Un Dictionnaire de francais, Un Dictionnaire des synonymes et contraires, Un Dictionnaire des expressions, Un Dictionnaire des homonymes, and Un Dictionnaire des citations.
  • Le Grand Robert electronique
    Based on the 12th edition of Le Grand Robert de la langue francaise (2001), it is the most complete French dictionary.
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (OLDO)
    Bilingual dictionaries (English plus French, German, Italian and Spanish) published by Oxford University Press.
  • Oxford Reference Online - Bilingual Dictionaries
    More bilingual dictionaries published by Oxford University Press including English to French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Latin. Includes several bilingual business dictionaries.
  • Tresor de la langue francaise informatise (TLFi)
    Freely available electronic version of the Tresor de la langue francaise: dictionnaire de la langue de XIX et du XX Siecle(1789-1960), a 16-volume etymological and historical dictionary of 19th and 20th century French.

Selected Reference Sources

The African American national biography / editors in chief, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Evelyn Brooks-Higginbotham. New York : Oxford University Press, 2008. Doe Reference E185.96 .A4466 2008 v.1-8

Colonial America : an encyclopedia of social, political, cultural, and economic history / edited by James Ciment. Armonk, NY : Sharpe Reference, c2006. Doe Reference Reference Hall E162 .C68 2006 v.1-5 Read at Google Read at Google

The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America / edited by Ronald H. Bayor. New York : Columbia University Press, 2004. Doe Reference Reference Hall E184.A1 C57 2004 & via ebrary Read at Google Read at Google

Dictionary of Canadian Biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada. Toronto [etc.] University of Toronto Press [etc.] 1966- Main Stacks F1005 .D5 v.1(1000/1700)-15(1921-1930) & online Read at Google Read at Google

Dictionary of Latin American racial and ethnic terminology / Thomas M. Stephens. 2nd. Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. Doe Reference GN562 .S74 1999 Read at Google Read at Google

Dictionnaire des auteurs de langue française en Amérique du Nord. / Réginald Hamel, John Hare, Paul Wyczynski. Montréal : Fides, 1989. Doe Reference PQ3897.A12 H36 1989 & online Read at Google Read at Google

Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples / Paul Robert Magocsi, editor. Toronto ; Buffalo : Published for the Multicultural History Society of Ontario by University of Toronto Press, c1999. Doe Reference F1006 .E66 1999 Read at Google Read at Google

The encyclopedia of the French revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars : a political, social, and military history / Gregory Fremont-Barnes, editor. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2006. Doe Reference Reference Hall v.1-3 DC220 .E53 2006 Read at Google Read at Google

Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies / editor in chief, Jacob Ernest Cooke ; associate editors, W.J. Eccles ... [et al.] ; special consultants, Mathé Allain ... [et al.]. New York : C. Scribner's Sons ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1993. Doe Reference Reference Hall E45 .E53 1993 v.1-3 Moffitt Reference E45 .E53 1993 v.1-3 Read at Google Read at Google

Guide to French literature Anthony Levi. Chicago : St. James Press, c1992-c1994. Doe Reference Reference Hall PQ41 .L48 1992 v.1-2 Moffitt Reference PQ41 .L48 1992 v.1-2 Read at Google Read at Google

Handbook of North American Indians / William C. Sturtevant, general editor. Washington : Smithsonian Institution : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1978- Doe Reference E77 .H25 v.2-15, 17 (1978-2008) + many other copies in other campus libraries Read at Google Read at Google

Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies / edited by Mona Baker and Gabriela Saldanha. 2nd ed. London ; New York : Routledge, 2009. Doe Reference P306 .E57 2009 Read at Google Read at Google

Last Update: September 23, 2011 12:15 | Tagged with: Franco-America New France Nouvelle France L’Amérique française French America French 142-AC