French Quebecois

French of Quebec

The goal of this course is to demonstrate how the French of Quebec constitutes not only the language of art and literature but an integral part of Quebecers’ identity. By reading and discussing critical essays and diverse forms of literature such as folktales and legends, songs and novels, students will be exposed to the linguistic particularities of Quebec French, known as québécismes. They will also understand how the language evolved throughout its history in a North America environment. In the 1960’s, literature proved to be the perfect setting for this creative and original form of French language in both the cultural and political arenas of Quebec. Since this decade, several of these significant Quebecois texts, which will be discussed in this course, have transcended the borders of Quebec where they have enriched francophone literature globally.

Required text: Michel PLOURDE (dir.) Le français au Québec. 400 ans d’histoire et de vie. ISBN : 9782762128130
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc Linguistics


Summer 2015 Language Schools

FREN6648A-L15 Lecture (Salaun)

Summer 2012

FREN6648A-L12 Lecture (Salaun)

Summer 2008

FREN6648A-L08 Lecture (Salaun)