French 105: Structure of French

Instructor: Kimberly Jansma

FR105 is an introduction to French descriptive linguistics: phonology, morphology and syntax.  Through a socio-historical lens, you will learn how modern French emerges from vulgar Latin, differentiating itself from other romance languages.   Some of the questions addressed are why French and English cognates are so common; why the French are particularly protective of their language, and how the French language is changing in the contemporary context.

 Français 104 (Phonetics) is useful preparation, but no previous linguistics is required.  

Prerequisite:  FR6 or equivalent

MWF 1-1:50         Haines A24