Middlebury

FREN 6648

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 American 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
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc Linguistics

Sections in Summer 2012, LS 3 Week Session I

Summer 2012, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6648A-L12 Lecture (Salaun)