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FR2510: INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LINGUISTICS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:43


Course Overview

This course will look at

-  the French sound system (with the spin-off of helping you to improve your pronunciation). 

-  word meaning and also speaker meaning (what a speaker means by, e.g., "were you born in a barn?")

-  how new words are formed

-  how sentences can be analysed

-  how French has developed from the Middle Ages up to the present

-  how French spread throughout the world (including French-based creoles)

-  how French varies according to the person using the language, and the purpose for which they are using it

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Glynn Hesketh

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course, which aims at breadth rather than depth of coverage, introduces students to all the major areas of linguistic study as they relate to the French language: pronunciation; sentence structure; words and meanings; French as a world language and French in use in its social and historical context. Students are encouraged to apply their theoretical knowledge to the practical analysis of samples of real French.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 35, 39

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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A satisfactory level of performance in coursework will exempt candidates from the examination.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

4x Written Assessment

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Feedback

Written or verbal feedback is given. Additional informal feedback on performance and workshop participation is also given. Students are encouraged to seek further feedback on an individual basis.

Learning Outcomes
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Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

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