French and Italian | Applied French Linguistics
F580 | 3180 | Rottet, Kevin James


The general objective of this course is to impart to students with
little or no previous introduction to linguistics knowledge of the
main linguistic features of French and their relevance for the
pedagogy of French as a foreign language in the United States. We will
examine various aspects of the structure of French (lexicon,
phonology, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics) with emphasis on the
spoken language and coverage of social, stylistic, and geographical
variation, discussing implications of such variation for the FLE
classroom. There will also be a sociolinguistically-oriented survey of
the linguistic situation in France and in various Francophone regions.
Other sociolinguistic topics will include language attitudes and
linguistic insecurity; linguistic and pedagogical norms; language
policy in France and the Francophone world; multilingualism and
diglossia.