|Course Code :||1004FLWTLF|
|Study domain:||Linguistics and Proficiency|
|Semester:||Semester: 1st semester|
|Study load (hours):||112|
|Contract restrictions: ||No contract restriction|
|Language of instruction :||French|
|Exam period:||exam in the 1st semester|
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
- Competences corresponding the final attainment level of secondary school
An active knowlegde of :
Specific prerequisites for this course:
- General knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet
Part 1 "External history of the French language" (Anne Vanderheyden): students are expected to speak and write French at an (upper)intermediate level.
Part 2 "External history of Latin" (Rita Beyers): two different courses, taught in Dutch, according to the level of knowledge of Latin (see course content).
2. Learning outcomes
"External history of the French language": students gain insight into the external factors that have influenced the evolution from Latin to French.
"External history of Latin":
Students gain a general insight into the development of Latin from the preclassical period to our times.
3. Course contents
"External history of the French language": The course aims at giving a thorough introduction into the most important historical evolutions of the French language. Special attention goes to the historical, geographical , social and cultural factors that provoked the evolution from Latin into medieval and contemporary French.
"External history of Latin": Students who have reading experience with Latin texts will be introduced into the important stages of development of Latin through the reading of representative passages taken from "preclassical latin", "vulgar Latin", "Biblical Latin", "medieval Latin", and "neo-Latin" texts. Examination will be in oral form.
Students who have no knowledge of Latin at all or who have acquired only a very limited knowledge of Latin (0 to 3 years, no reading experience) take a parallel course. In it they will be given a basic insight into the structure and development of the morphology of Latin (alphabet, pronunciation, accent, nouns, adjectives, pronouns, the case system, etc.) as well as in the most important stages of the development of the language from preclassical to modern times. A word list based on the content of the course will be provided at the end of the semester. Examination will be in written form.
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: Lectures
Personal work: ExercisesAssignments:Individually
5. Assessment method and criteria
Examination: Written without oral presentationOral with written preparationClosed bookOpen-question
Written assignment: With oral presentationWithout oral presentation
6. Study material
For the course "External history of the French language":
-- Hélix, Laurrence, Histoire de la langue française, Paris, Ellipses, 2011.
- further information on course materials will be provided during lectures.
For the course "External history of Latin": Study material will be provided on blackboard and photocopies will be distributed during the sessions.You will also need a Latin dictionary.
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
Information on course materials will be provided during lectures.
For the course "External history of Latin": A Latin school grammar.
7. Contact information
For External history of Latin:
tel. 03 265 45 59
For external history of French:
tel. 03/265 42 03
(+)last update: 04/09/2012 10:16 anne.vanderheyden