Introduction to French Linguistics

Introduction to French Linguistics
Subfields (phonetics, morphology, syntax, lexicology, semantics) and approaches (socio-linguistics, semiology, and pragmatics).
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesFren 321.
 RecommendedFren 322, 340, 361, 362.
 TaughtFall, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining FREN 431
Course Outcomes


Write at least one substantive research paper that effectively incorporates secondary sources.

Linguistics Research

Conduct independent research (finding examples of the linguistic phenomena examined in the course, applying analytical diagrams, comparing linguistic phenomena in various languages, using various instruments of linguistic analysis) and identify the most significant databases of francophone linguistic research.


Identify the fundamental elements of French linguistics (basic terms and concepts of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicology, and semantics)

Linguistic Diversity

Evaluate and appreciate francophone diversity.