FRE 489H1

Special Topics in Advanced Linguistics II:




This course examines phonological, lexical, and morphosyntactic variation in French spoken in France. Topics will include geographic variation, change in progress, language contact, and the social correlates of linguistic variation. Using a corpus of naturalistic speech, students will design and carry out a quantitative study of linguistic variation in Hexagonal French. This course will enable students to expand their investigative and analytical skills in the field of variationist sociolinguistics and develop their understanding of the relationship between language and society in France.

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Assignments and evaluation:


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.


FRE 272H1, FRE274H1, FRE379H1, FRE 383H1 or equivalents as approved by the course instructor.