French and Italian | History of the French Language I
F603 | 28922 | Vance, Barbara S.

F603 provides an introduction to the external and internal history of
French. The course takes three different but related perspectives on
the subject matter: synchronic (study of the structure of Old French),
diachronic (development of sounds, words, & sentence structure from
Popular Latin through early Modern French), and sociolinguistic
(addressing both general questions of language variation & change and
the particulars of the French case).   In this first half of the
603-604 sequence, we focus mainly on the early development (through
the 13th century) and on phonology (sounds) & morphology (words).
Cross-listed with Medieval Studies.