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FRE 386H1F
French Semantics


A.-M. Brousseau


Various approaches to the notion of meaning applied to French data. Identification of elements of meaning, of their properties and of their combination. Decomposition of linguistic forms into meaning units. Models of representation accounting for the semantics of words, sentences, utterances, and discourse.

Required text: Brousseau & Roberge, Syntaxe et sémantique du français. (Available via course website)

Assignments and evaluation: In-class test (25%); exercices (30%); assignments (35%); overall assessment (10%).

The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.

Prerequisite: FRE 272H1

This course is found in the following categories:


Revue Arborescences

Considérant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue Arborescences se veut un espace de réflexion sur les enjeux actuels des études françaises aussi bien en littérature, en linguistique qu’en didactique.


Estimant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue électronique Arborescences veut offrir un espace de réflexion sur des questions d’importance en études françaises, relevant aussi bien de la didactique que de la lit

History of the Department

165 years of French Studies at the University of Toronto (1853-2018)