FRE 386H1

French Semantics

Instructor:

A. -M. Brousseau

Description:

Various approaches to the notion of meaning applied to French data. Identification of elements of meaning, of their properties and of their combination. Decomposition of linguistic forms into meaning units. Models of representation accounting for the semantics of words, sentences, utterances, and discourse.

Required texts:

Brousseau & Roberge, Syntaxe et sémantique du français. (Available via course website).

Assignments and evaluation:

In-class test (25%); exercises (30%); assignments (35%); overall assessment (10%)

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.

Prerequisite:

FRE 272H1