Module Identifier FR33020  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor David Trotter  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   6 Hours  
  Practical   4 x 1 hour or 2 x 2 hours depending on availability of Language Laboratories  
Assessment Course work   2 x 2,500 word assignments   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

Cerquiglini, Bernard. (1993) La naissance du francais. Paris: PUF
Green, John and Ayres-Bennett,Wendy (eds). (1990) Variation and change in French: essays presented to R. Posner on the occasion of her 60th birthday. London: Routledge
Lodge,R A. (1993) French: From Dialect to Standard. London: Routledge
Posner, Rebecca. (1997) Linguistic Change in French. Oxford: OUP
Parry, MM, Davies, W V & Temple, RAM (eds). (1994) The changing voices of Europe. Cardiff: University of Wales Press/MHRA