History of the French language

LROM2200  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

History of the French language
5.0 credits
22.5 h
2q

This biannual course is taught on years 2015-2016, 2017-2018, ....

Teacher(s)
Language
Français
Prerequisites

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Main themes

To specify the notion of "history of language" in relation to the notion of "historical linguistics". To set out the main events in the history of the French language. To study in detail the French language in a particular historical period.

Aims

  • 1

    The aim of the course is to establish an explicit relationship between French language and historicity and to show the influence of time on language, especially from an external point of view (influence of social groups, relationship with cultural phenomena, religion, ideologies, etc.).

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Content

1. Methodological reflexion on the notion of "history of language" (external and internal history) and on the relationship between language and time (problems of "periodization") and between language and society.

2. Overview of the most important events in the history of French language

Teaching methods

Lectures and supervised activities

Other information

Support : selective bibliography

Bibliography

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Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General
5
-

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
5
-

Master [60] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
5
-

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German
5
-

Master [60] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
5
-

Master [120] in Linguistics
5
-

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
5
-