Module Identifier FR23020  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Professor David A Trotter  
Semester Semester 1  
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
Cerquiglini, Bernard (1993) La naissance du francais Paris University Press
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
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
Posner, Rebecca (1997) Linguistic Change in French Oxford University Press


This module is at CQFW Level 5