Module Identifier FR23020  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor David Trotter  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
  Practical   2 Hours Either 4 x 1 hr or 2 x 2 hr, depending on availability of the Language Laboratories  
Assessment Course work   Two coursework assignments (c.2,500 words each)   100%  
  Resit assessment   Resit will be by resubmission of assessed work    

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.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to

Reading Lists

** Recommended Background
Green, John, & Ayres-Bennett, Wendy (eds). Variation and change in French: essays presented to Rebecca Posner on the occasion of her sixtieth birthday.
Lodge, R. (1993) French: From Dialect to Standard. Routledge
Posner, Rebecca. (1997) Linguistic Change in French. Oxford University Press
Parry, M M, Davies, W V, and Temple, R A M (eds). (1994) The changing voices of Europe: social and political change and their linguistic repercussions, past, present and future. University of Wales Press/MHRA
Cerquiglini, Bernard. (1993) La naissance du francais. Paris University Press