I know of a few possibilities. It really depends on what type of French you
want to look at. There is a database that you can access for free, Glossanet
to retieve patterns in press corpora. This database has access to articles
from the dailies Le Monde, Libération and Le Soir and carries out
concordances as per your request and e-mails them to you on a daily basis.
The URL is http://glossa.ladl.jussieu.fr/ It also has access to newspapers
in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
Another possibility is A CD entitled Bibliothèque Virtuelle which is not
free but is exceptionally good value at 30 FF plus P+P. It contains 162
pieces of French literature by 61 authors and is available from Olivier
Tableau, bp 34, 95660 Montsoult, France. E-mail: email@example.com
The files need a certain amount of editing to put them into a form suitable
Another possibility is the database held by the Association des Bibliophiles
Universels at http://cedric.cnam.fr/ABU/ This database contains only
literary works and the database presently stands at 263 full texts from 89
authors. Concordances may be carried out but only on the database as a whole
and not on individual texts.
I hope that this helps...
Department of Languages & Cultural Studies
University of Limerick
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> Subject: Looking for French concordances on-line
> Febr. 21, 2000
> Dear list members,
> I'm steel looking for French concordances (full or DEMO) on-line.
> Does anybody know if there are some URLs that lead me to something I can
> use on the Internet?
> Thanks a lot!
> David Mighetto
> Göteborg University
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