French Language Resources
In addition anthropology, my other academic interest has been French language and literature. I have had the chance to study the language both in an academic setting as well as overseas. Now, I also am able to use French in my everyday work life as I interact and interpret for Francophone individuals from a variety of countries: Congo, Togo, Haiti, Djibouti, etc. Below are a few resources and sites of interest related to more advanced French research for those already familiar with the language.
Le Grand Dictionnaire Terminologique (www.granddictionnaire.com) - This site hosted by the Office quebecois de la languge francaise offers immediate translation of many technical and legal French/English terms with explanations and examples. Very useful for translating documents.
Numilog - Citations (www.numilog.com/citations.asp) - This section of the French ebookseller's site contains links to a number of quotations for French authors and poets.
Wikepdia - Les Rougon-Macquart (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Rougon-Macquart) - A summary of the various novels in the Rougon-Macquart series by Emile Zola, one of my favorites. It's a study of several generations of two intertwining families.
More to come soon...