|Module Code: FR266|
|Module Name: Introduction to French Linguistics|
|Module Coordinator: Dr Will Amos|
|Module Credits: 15 CATS|
- etymology - where words come from and how new ones are created
- semantics - how meaning is created within and behind words
- morphology - how language is structured within word units
- syntax - how language is structured within sentence segments
- phonetics - how speech sounds are created and transcribed
- phonolgy - how sounds construct meaning within systems of language
- sociolinguistics - how users modify their language based on personal characteristics, audience, and social norms
We will study the fundamental theories and emerging ideas within these areas of linguistics, and build up a greater understanding of how French works, and where, how, and why it varies. In addition to analysing the language critically and scientifically, this will broaden your understanding of French as it is currently developing, and equip you with the tools to recognise, describe, and improve your own mastery of the language ahead of the year abroad and your final year.
Module reading list
The essential readings for this module are available online as e-books, as well as most of the recommended reading. Click hereLink opens in a new window to access the reading list.
Mode of delivery
Term 2. 1-hour in-person lecture + 1-hour in person seminar.
- Summative essay of 2000 - 2500 words (60%)
- 1-hour exam composed of short answers, transcriptions, and diagram drawing. Completed in-person during the summer assessment period (40%)