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The course offers an introduction to French linguistics in, so far as possible, a non-technical way. Three major areas are explored: language and society (tu/vous, language and sex, slang and swearing); aspects of grammar (written and spoken French, grammatical gender); words and meanings (the development of French vocabulary, franglais). Each of these areas is considered from two points of view: first, that of the overall structure of contemporary French, which will occupy the majority of class time; second that of the historical developments in each area (generally from around 1650), which have made the language what it is today.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: in-course assessment : one written assignment, ca 2500 words (100%)
The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.