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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21ST STREET STOP B7600, HRH 2.114A, AUSTIN, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Fall 2004

FR 392K • NORTH AMERICAN FRENCH

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
34720 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
HRH 2.106C
BLYTH

Course Description

The objective of this course is to help students better understand the historical, sociocultural, and linguistic aspects of North American varieties of French, e.g., the Canadian dialects (Québécois, Acadien and Franco-Ontarien) as well as the American dialects (Cadien and Franco-Américain). All North American varieties of French are in close contact with English and exhibit a range of contact phenomena that we will examine: code-switching, lexical borrowing, phonological/morphological integration, language attrition and obsolescence, etc. As such, this course will serve as an introduction to the field of contact linguistics.

Grading Policy

Homework (transcriptions, data sets): 20% Midterm Exam: 30% Oral Presentation: 10% Final Paper : 40%

Texts

Reading packet from Speedway Copies.

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