Middlebury

LNGT0233A-S23

History of French Language
Please register via FREN 0233A

History of the French Language
In this course we will study how French has evolved into a global language. We will survey its development from a Latin dialect spoken in ancient Gaul to its present-day diversity in the French-speaking world, with a focus on comparative analysis. Specific topics may include linguistic variation over time, gender and language change, phonological history, spelling reforms, and language use on social media. Students will engage with historical and contemporary texts, art, and audiovisual sources. (FREN 0209, or by waiver. No previous knowledge of linguistics is required.) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
22114
Subject Code:
LNGT
Course Number:
0233
Section Identifier:
A

Course

LNGT 0233

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Spring 2023