Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
The Invention of French
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Coursework: 2 x 2500 word assignments  100%
Supplementary Assessment Resit will be by resubmission of assessed work  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • understand how one dialect amongst several becomes a language
  • read critically conventional histories of French
  • see how and why ideological presuppositions have influenced those histories
  • understand the principal tenets of variationist linguistics

Brief description

A history of French from a variationist perspective, deliberately stressing the variety which has always existed in reality, and identifying the ways in which diversity has been stifled in the life of the language, and has been camouflaged in histories of French.


This module is at CQFW Level 6