FR 392K • NORTH AMERICAN FRENCH
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
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.
Homework (transcriptions, data sets): 20% Midterm Exam: 30% Oral Presentation: 10% Final Paper : 40%
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