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FR 417 UG - History of Romance Languages

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Introduction to the analysis of primary sources on the historical development of individual Romance languages from their Latin origins to the present. Examination of a variety of genres and media and the social role of the languages in the definition of national identities. Course Information: Same as MDVL 417 and RMLG 417. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Approval by instructor.

Special Instructions:

TOPIC: History of he French Lexicon. This course is an introduction to the structure and social history of the French lexicon for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. The course will adopt a cultural perspective, proceeding from the Gallo-Roman period to contemporary French. Structural and theoretical topics from derivational morphology and lexicology (e.g. word formation processes, borrowings, argot, jargon, dialectal variation in dictionaries) will be selected for each time period. The course is taught in French and English, with readings in both languages.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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