Module Identifier FR33020  
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: 2 x 2,500 word assignments  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

Parry, MM, Davies, W V & Temple, RAM (eds) (1994) The changing voices of Europe Cardiff: University of Wales Press/MHRA
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


This module is at CQFW Level 6