Introduction to the Linguistic Analysis of French
An analytical study of contemporary French phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. This course is designed to prepare students for more advanced study of French linguistics at the 300 and 400 levels by acquainting them with the basic concepts and tools of linguistics as applied to French. Topics covered include the properties and organization of the sound system, the structure and formation of complex words, and the structure and transformation of sentences. This course is mandatory in all Specialist and Major Programs in French Linguistics.
Required text: On-line textbook (downloadable from Quercus). A list of supplemental readings is available on Blackboard and/on course reserve.
Assignments and evaluation: Take-home assignments (55%); one in-class test (25%); attendance at and participation in tutorials and quizzes (10%); 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.