FR 381 • OLD FRENCH LANGUAGE
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
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.
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.