When in French

When in French A Language Barrier Is No Match For Love Lauren Collins Discovered This Firsthand When, In Her Early Thirties, She Moved To London And Fell For A Frenchman Named Olivier A Surprising Turn Of Events For Someone Who Didn T Have A Passport Until She Was In College But What Does It Mean To Love Someone In A Second Language Collins Wonders, As Her Relationship With Olivier Continues To Grow Entirely In English Are There Things She Doesn T Understand About Olivier, Having Never Spoken To Him In His Native Tongue Does I Love You Even Mean The Same Thing As Je T Aime When The Couple, Newly Married, Relocates To Francophone Geneva, Collins Fearful Of One Day Becoming A Borat Of A Mother Who Doesn T Understand Her Own Kids Decides To Answer Her Questions For Herself By Learning French When In French Is A Laugh Out Loud Funny And Surprising Memoir About The Lengths We Go To For Love, As Well As An Exploration Across Culture And History Into How We Learn Languages And What They Say About Who We Are Collins Grapples With The Complexities Of The French Language, Enduring Excruciating Role Playing Games With Her Classmates At A Swiss Language School And Accidentally Telling Her Mother In Law That She S Given Birth To A Coffee Machine In Learning French, Collins Must Wrestle With The Very Nature Of French Identity And Society Which, It Turns Out, Is A Far Cry From Life Back Home In North Carolina Plumbing The Mysterious Depths Of Humanity S Many Forms Of Language, Collins Describes With Great Style And Wicked Humor The Frustrations, Embarrassments, Surprises, And, Finally, Joys Of Learning And Living In French.

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • When in French
  • Lauren Collins
  • English
  • 06 February 2017
  • 1594206449

10 thoughts on “When in French

  1. says:

    Collins, a journalist from North Carolina, married a Frenchman named Olivier she met while working in London They then moved to Geneva, Switzerland, a mutually unfamiliar place but one where French reigned For the first time, she was forced to learn a new language to survive I love how she blends her own story with the philosophy, history and science behind language use.As she learned how to do things she never expected to have to in French deal with her in laws and give birth, for instance Collins, a journalist from North Carolina, married a Frenchman named Olivier she met while working in London They then moved to Geneva, Switzerland, a mutually unfamiliar place but one where French reigned For the first time, she was forced to learn a new language to survive I love how she blends her own story with the philosophy, history and science behind language use.As she learned how to do things she never expected to have to in French deal with her in laws and give birth, for instance she developed a new appreciation for the marvel that is bilingualism and pondered whether she was the same person in a different language At Olivier s family table, deprived of the tools of discernment, I didn t have the option to be cutting I felt like a fool, but a sweet one opened, in my wordlessness, to the possib...

  2. says:

    This book started out as a memoir about Lauren Collins attempting to learn French after marrying a Frenchman and moving to his home country Then it became a history of the French language Then it turned back into a memoir This switching back and forth continued through the rest of the book While both the memoir and the history were interesting, she needed to focus on one aspect or the other for the entirety of the book so we could get a full story, rather than just snippets of two different This book started out as a memoir about Lauren Collins attempting to learn French after marrying a Frenchman and moving to his home country Then it be...

  3. says:

    I found myself skimming through this book because while it was witty and intelligent, with lots of facts about the English language, as well as French, I found it lacked the warmth of the writer I could...

  4. says:

    When I saw the review in the NYT book review for this book, I thought that I might look into it at some point Then turning to our local paper, I saw that the author would be at our local indy in the coming week, so I went and listened and bought a copy She was charming and I really wanted her book to be, too.It isn t It isn t Love in a Second Language, as the sub title describes, and it isn t a charming account of how the language barrier in the star crossed relationship was ultimately over When I saw the review in the NYT book review for this book, I thought that I might look into it at some point Then turning to our local paper, I saw that the author would be at our local indy in the coming week, so I went and listened and bought a copy She was charming and I really wanted her book to be, too.It isn t It isn t Love in a Second Language, as the sub title describes, and it isn t a charming account of how the language barrier in the star crossed relationship was ultimately overcome to compose an even great...

  5. says:

    This book can t quite decide what it wants to be a cute little memoir about falling in love, marrying and living with a Francophone, or an examination of sociolinguistics, or a discussion about what makes France and the French so. French As a result, it jumps around a lot I like all those things, but it never settled on anything Part of that is also her writing style, where she would suddenly launch into some non sequitur story, and only a page or two later would reveal the drawn out m This book can t quite decide what it wants to be a cute little memoir about falling in love, marrying and living with a Francophone, or an examination of sociolin...

  6. says:

    In When in French we are invited into the world of American New Yorker staff writer Lauren Collins, as she moves to Geneva to live with her new French husband Olivier, struggling to learn French and the customs and traditions of Switzerland as well as her new in laws.When in French is an interesting read for any la...

  7. says:

    This book was really good, but was done a horrible disservice by its subtitle, the frothy Love in a Second Language Not only will it attract the wrong type of reader, who will feel tricked, it will rep...

  8. says:

    There are some people who can write so well that I don t even care what they write about Lauren Collins is one of these people I love France, but this book really isn t much about France I m somewhat interested in languages but I don t know much about the details of learning them And often I am bored with memoirs Nevertheless, I read this book, start to finish, in a wave of absolute fascination I was fascinated with Collins observations about trying to make one s way in a world where one There are some people who can write so well that I don t even care what...

  9. says:

    An utter delight Especially recommended to anybody withthan one language or culture in your life Monolinguals will certainly find the book eye opening as well And the writing is impeccable.

  10. says:

    Aoriginal book than the jacket copy might suggest While Collins does chronicle her marriage and expat life, describes her ambivalent relations with her husband s family, and describes relationship woes, there is little silliness here cf Danielle Trussoni s recent awful memoir I thought this was both an interesting memoir that mixed personal impressions, interpersonal dynamics, that at the same time introduced reproduced predominant theories of second language learning Add to that Aoriginal book than the jacket copy might suggest While Collins does chronicle her marriage ...

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