Q. Do we have access to any materials on comparative linguistics, specifically French - English?
For research in linguistics, I suggests using our French Language and Literature Guide. http://library.uhd.edu/french On this guide, check out the box in the center of the page for Research Databases. Try search terms like:
To narrow results, try:
Comparative Linguistics AND french AND english
To expand from here try:
Comparative Linguistics AND French OR English
You can also search the term HISTORICAL in place of COMPARATIVE.
Another search could be LANGUAGE HISTORY AND French AND English.