Module Identifier FR25020  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor David Trotter  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   10  
  Seminar   10  
Assessment Continuous assessment   2 essays, 1500-2000 words each   40%  
  Exam   2 Hours   60%  
  Resit assessment   If no c/a: 1 x 3 hr paper If c/a: 1 x 2 hr paper    

Brief description

A study of semantics (with particular reference to French) and of the relationship between language and meaning, together with an examination of how French dictionaries deal with the representation of the semantics of French vocabulary development and use.

Learning outcomes

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

Reading Lists

** Reference Text
Chaurand, J.. (1997) Introduction a l'histoire du vocabulaire francais. Bordas
Holtus, G., et al. (eds). (1990) Lexikon der Romanistischen Linguistik 5/I: Le francais. Niemeyer [NLW]
Muller, B. (1987) Le francais d'aujourd'hui. Klincksieck
Ullman, S.. (1952) Precis de semantique francaise. Francke

Baldinger, K. (1957) 'Contribution a une histoire des provincialismes', Revue de Linguistique Romane, 21, pp.62-92.