French 105: French Linguistics

Instructor: Kimberly Jansma

FR105 is an introduction to French linguistics. Students will analyze the systematic nature of the French language. We’ll examine the phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax of French. In addition, we’ll investigate the impact of historical events and social trends on the language. Among the questions we will explore are: Why do French and English share so many cognates? What is the source of engrained French attitude towards their language, How does « mythical » French compare to the everyday language? FR104 French phonetics is a useful preparation but it is not required or expected. Taught in French.