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. In the first of this two-part interview, we’ll get an overview of Marie’s fascinating career works. Marie will also present the inspiration behind several of her books and share with us the childhood memories that led her to love become a linguist. Finally we will illustrate the fascinating evolution and stories behind the words with a few examples.
[07 min 55 sec] Marie’s career work: an overview
[10 mon 38 sec] Linguiste, sémiologue, lexicographe: definitions
[14 min 10 sec] Les Mots-Caresses
[16 min 57 sec] Les Mots Voyageurs
[18 min 19 sec] [ Languages Marie has learnt
[20 min 35 sec] M.O.T : a beautiful childhood memory
[23 min 38 sec] What happens to words when we cross a border
[27 min 46 sec] How I became interested in languages
[30 min 11 sec] Story and History around the word “sucre”
[34 min 53 sec] Geography, history and meaning behind words: Chinese examples
Links & Resources
- Website : marietreps.fr
- Bibliography : http://marietreps.fr/www/meslivres.html
- Trésor de la Langue Française (digital version of the dictionary) : http://atilf.atilf.fr/tlf.htm
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