Study Programmes 2017-2018
WARNING : 2016-2017 version of the course specifications
Historical linguistics of the French language 2 : historical morphology and history of the French language (in-depth approach)
Duration :
45h Th
Number of credits :
Bachelor in French and Romance languages and literatures : general5
Master in French and Romance languages and literatures : French as a second language (120 ECTS)5
Master in linguistics (120 ECTS)4
Master in French and Romance languages and literatures : general (120 ECTS)5
Master in French and Romance languages and literatures : general (60 ECTS)5
Lecturer :
Marie-Guy Boutier
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
All year long, with partial in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
The course is devided in two main parts: - lectures introducing historical linguistics methods, as well as historical morpheme analysis; - practical lessons ("proseminars"), the subject of which changes every year (selection of texts of the 16th or the 17th century).
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
At the end of the course, the student will be able:
- to use correctly the main notions of historical linguistics, especially of the historical morphology; - to reconstitute the development of morphological evolutions and to analyse grammatical forms belonging to different states of the language; - to read and analyse the texts seen during the "proseminar" and set their issue.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
- Main notions of historical phonetic (useful for historical morphology); - History of French language.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
The "Proseminar" (see above):
Students read and analyse texts of the syllabus (by groups), and have to hand over a first written preparation of their work (whose correction will be given back before Christmas break), that they will better before its presentation to their classmates. They will give a final written version of their work and a short report bound for the students.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Theoretical part during the first semester. "Proseminar" during the second semester. See :
Recommended or required readings :
Anthology of texts, questions about those texts, bibliography of historical linguistics with bibliographical indications related to the texts. Plan of the historical morphology lessons.
Assessment methods and criteria :
Evaluation of the work of the year and written and oral exam (written for the notions of morphology; oral for the "proseminar"). An evaluation over the theorical part of the course is organized in January.
The mark of the midterm exam in January will count for 50% of the June final mark if > or = 10/20. The mark will have no effect on the final grade if it doesn't reach 10/20 and the final exam will then be cumulative.
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
See above.
Contacts :
Marie-Guy BOUTIER, professor
Matthieu Balthazard, Adrien Mathy, assistants