This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
2. Describing, from a differential point of view, the linguistic variation in those areas, while focussing on phonetic, phonological and lexical aspects.
3. Linking up the linguistic characteristics of a given area to its historical, cultural and social context.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
This course aims
1. to make masters degree students more familiar with the variation of French in Francophonia, more precisely from a geographical point of view (variation from place to place), by describing and analyzing - linguistic practices - linguistic attitudes and representations (i.e. internal approach)
2. to link up the study of the geographical varieties of French to the sociocultural and political context of the linguistic communities. (i.e. external approach)
3. to give thought to the future of the French language and the institutional Francophonia.
The course curriculum will enable students to tackle political and didactic questions, e.g.: What is French? Why and / or how should we promote it? Which variety should be taught? Etc.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The formal course (22.5 hours) comprises reading material (available to students on iCampus), lectures (which are included in the course timetable) and small group work, which will lead to a written piece. The course can be followed remotely with a greater level of individual work involved.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Students must take part in a group activity in order to sit the exam. The assessment will be a written exam in the Januray examination session, with multiple choices questions and composition questions. In the September session, unless the number of students justifies a written exam, assessment will be based on an oral exam (30 min for preparing the answers + 30 min for the presentation of the answers).