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French Sociolinguistics: Challenges to Francophonie

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Sarah Rule
Academic year

Module overview

This module in French sociolinguistics aims to build on and re-evaluate your existing knowledge of the French language from a sociolinguistic perspective. The module has three major themes: language change, language variation and language identity in relation to the French language in France and other parts of the world. It looks at French as a standard language, regional variation, minority languages in France, French in Canada and Africa, and French Creoles. It provides a challenge to the way you think about French and its relation to other languages.