Intro to French Linguistics

FRIT-F402 — Fall 2020

multiple newspapers, multiple languages
Jeffrey Lamontagne
Days and Times
1:10P-2:25P TR
Course Description

Prequisite: F313, F314, or consent of instructor.

Introduction to the structure of the French language: phonology, morphology, and syntax.

Taught by Jeffrey Lamontagne. 

An introduction to the French language from the point of view of descriptive linguistics. Students discover the hidden structure underlying everyday speech, with a focus on French: how speech sounds are produced and combined (phonology), how words are built from smaller meaningful pieces (morphology), and how those words combine into sentences (syntax). Through this course, students gain a better understanding not only of the French language, but also of human language more broadly.

Class lectures, discussion and homework assignments for this course are done in French.

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