French Linguistics Courses (FRE) 2022 - 2023

Linguistics (FRE):

200-level mandatory courses initiate students into the analysis of contemporary French and its historical development. 300-level courses break the discipline of linguistic analysis into its chief component parts. 400-level courses initiate students to research in a variety of areas including formal linguistics, bilingualism, second language acquisition, and language contact. The actual content of most 400-level courses varies considerably according to the instructor. Students should consult the French Studies Undergraduate brochure for content specific to a given year.

The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.

Code Title


Special Topics in French Linguistics


Special Topics in Advanced Linguistics I: Sounds and Computers

FRE 489H1F

Special Topics in Advanced Linguistics II: Syntax-Phonology Interface 


Bilingualism, Multilingualism and Second Language Acquisition


The following courses are not offered in 2022-2023


Advanced Topics in Bilingualism and L2 Acquisition: Linguistic Profile of Language Learners