Module Identifier FR35020  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
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  
  Seminars / Tutorials   Seminar. 10  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  60%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: Two essays of 1500 - 2000 words each  40%
Supplementary Exam 1 x 2-hour examination if continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3-hour examination if no continuous assessment submitted.100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to

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.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Background
Baldinger, K. Contribution a une histoire des provincialismes, 'Revue de Linguistique Romane, 21 (1957): 62-92
Chaurand, J. (1977) Introduction a l'histoire du vocabulaire francais Paris: Bordas
Holtus, G., et al. (eds) (1990) Lexikon der Romanistischen Linguistik 5/I: Le francais Tubingeg: Niemeyer [NLW]
Muller, B. (1987) Le francais d'aujourd'hui Paris: Klincksieck
Rey, A. (1982) Encyclopedies et dictionnaires Paris: PUF (Que sais-je?)
Ullmann, S. (1952) Precis de semantique francaise Berne: Francke


This module is at CQFW Level 6