French Linguistics 2: grammatical and lexical semantics, synchronic and diachronic approaches

Course Code :1108FLWTLF
Study domain:Linguistics and Proficiency
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:French
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Patrick Dendale
Anne Vanderheyden

3. Course contents *

The part "diachronic linguistics" includes two aspects. On the one hand, text fragments from medieval French literature are read, explained and commented. On the other hand, a number of aspects of the morphological, semantic and syntactic evolution of French are analyzed using text fragments from different language stages, thus examining how French is formed from Latin. In addition, a small corpus research is done.