2017-2018 / LROM0025-3

Historical linguistics of the French language 1 : historical phonetic

Duration

30h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in French and Romance languages and literatures : general5 crédits 

Lecturer

Marie-Guy Boutier

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The student is introduced to historical linguistics of French by a course of historical phonetics (i.e. the study about the changes of the sounds composing a word from its origin until now).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To know the main mechanisms of evolution of the sounds and to be able to reconstitute the phonetic evolution of french words.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

None.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

  • Historical phonetics lectures (M.-G. Boutier), and practical classes with phonetics exercises (in charge : Matthieu Balthazard).
  • Exercises on WebCT .
  • It is essential to take part actively in the exercises in order to integrate the course. Practical classes are compulsory.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Friday 3 p.m-5 p.m. (sem. I); 2 p.m.-4 p.m. (sem. II).

Recommended or required readings

  • Phonétique historique du français. Notes du cours, M.-G. Boutier, Presses de L'ULg, 3e éd. 2015.
  • Phonétique historique du français. Exercices, P. Renders, M. Steffens, Presses de l'ULg, 2013.
  • E. et J. Bourciez, Phonétique française. Étude historique, Paris, 1978.

Assessment methods and criteria

  • Written midterm exam in January.
  • Written exam in June and September.
The mark of the midterm exam in January will count for 40% of the June final grade if > or = 10/20 (the mark will have no effect on the final grade if it doesn't reach 10/20).

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

  • Historical phonetics lectures (M.-G. Boutier), and practical classes with phonetics exercises (in charge : M. Balthazard).
  • Exercises on WebCT.
  • It is essential to take part actively in the exercises in order to integrate the course. Practical classes are compulsory.

Contacts

  • Marie-Guy Boutier.
  • Matthieu Balthazard.