Module Identifier FR23020  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor David A Trotter  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Course Work: Two coursework assignments (c.2,500 words each)100%
Supplementary Assessment Resit will be by resubmission of assessed work 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to

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.

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


This module is at CQFW Level 5