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

Fall 2005


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35015 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
HRH 2.106C

Course Description

An introduction to Old French phonology, morphology, and syntax from a philological perspective. Morphological and syntactical presentations are based upon short reading selections from major Old French texts. Special cultural presentations are a regular feature. Emphasis is placed on the central dialect, Francien, which eventually becomes modern French, but we also consider the two principal dialects, Picard and Anglo-Norman.

Grading Policy

Regular morphological and syntactic exercises; occasional short quizzes; a mid-semester and a final examination; a term project: the "edition" of a short passage of Old French to display your mastery of the elements of the course. The term project will be written in French. FINAL EXAM: Yes


Aspland. A Medieval French Reader. Oxford, 1979. Kibler. An Introduction to Old French. MLA, 1984.


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