French And Italian | History of the French Language 2
F604 | 2347 | Vance


In this course we will explore in greater depth some issues introduced
briefly in F603, focusing especially on syntax and on the later medieval
and early modern periods.  We will read texts from the 11th-18th centuries,
develop (partial) accounts of their grammatical systems, and compare these
accounts to the comments of 16th and 17th-century grammarians in an attempt
to understand the origins of the spoken and written French of today.
Prerequisite: F603.