L’incroyable histoire des mots français en anglais
Anthony Lacoudre explains the incredible story of how 25,000 French words were incorporated into the English language (L’incroyable histoire des mots français en anglais)––and how native English speakers speak French without knowing it!
French words infiltrated the English language over 900 years (starting with the Norman invasion of England in 1066 and finishing after the Second World War). This infiltration is often conflated with Latin influence by academics, but Lacoudre will explain how there is an important distinction to be made between the French and Latin influence. Bound to be a fascinating evening for readers, francophiles, and linguists alike!
The event will be followed by a book-signing.
Anthony Lacoudre is a French attorney based in New York City.