FRE 378H1F

French Syntax

Instructor:

F. Hamlaoui

Description:

A study of the distribution and relationships of the syntagmatic components of contemporary French; of the structure of simple and complex sentences; of the principles of coordination, subordination and expansion. A brief survey of major theories of syntax (functional, transformational, etc.).

Required text:

Anne-Marie Brousseau & Yves Roberge, Syntaxe et sémantique du français (available via course website).

Assignments and evaluation:

one take home assignment (25%), 2 tests (2x25%), one reading report (15%), overall assessment (10%).

Prerequisite:

FRE 272H1 + FRE 274H1.