Sociolinguistics of French (MLF3034)

15 credits

As an advanced learner of French, you will have noticed variations in grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. In this module we explore how sociolinguistic variation can be observed and analysed precisely, so as to detect differences according to the speaker’s identity and the speech situation, and even instances of linguistic change in progress. Special attention is paid to the complex use of TU and VOUS. The module will enhance your understanding both of the French language and of language in society. Prerequisites: a good command of French (e.g. MLF2001), and either previous study of French linguistics, or special permission (from