In the second and last part of this interview, we’ll discuss Marie Trep’s most recent book – “Oh là là, ces Français!” in which Marie collected a range of French words used overseas and expressions referring to French (eg. French bath, French kiss). This highly interesting collection actually reveals how the French are seen by foreigners (and that goes from the ultimate glamour to French people being dirty!). Marie will also give us her expert opinion on the question: is it possible that there will be one universal language in the future? What do you think? Listen to find out! Note: Marie Treps is a passionate linguist and author of many books about words. She is particularly interested in some fields often neglected by the other researchers: Marie is curious about the origin of words and especially words that travel through the borders, interjections and puns, love words, etc.
[05 min 55 sec] Marie’s book “Oh là là, ces Français ! ”
[08 min 10 sec] Examples of French words used overseas
[11 min 20 sec] More examples, related to fashion
[13 min 54 sec] “Garde-robe”
[15 min 58 sec] Versailles
[18 min 40 sec] The expression “Oh là là” : so French ?
[21 min 50 sec] Anecdote about the title for Marie’s book
[24 min 00 sec] Marie Treps’s website: media, interviews and bibliography
[25 min 08 sec] Will there be one universal language in the future?
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