May 27, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FRN 535 - History of French Language Credits: 3


Seminar course lets students travel both in time and in space, while considering the evolution of the French language. Starting with Latin, changes systematically studied and analyzed, focusing on the nascent dialectal varieties, their importance, the impact of substrate languages and of others that have influenced what is known as French (Greek, Italian, and Arabic among many others). While the language is in part stabilized in Metropolitan France, no thanks to the Academie whose influence will be debated, French has gone through further changes on the American and African continents. French of Quebec and that of several countries in north and sub-Saharan Africa also explored. Several documentaries complement the seminar.



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