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FRE 471H1F
Medieval French Language


D. Kullmann


An introduction to Old French, concentrating on the lexicon, morphology, and basic syntax. Participants will learn the most important characteristics of the system of Old French language and acquire a general reading knowledge, sufficient for understanding most medieval texts. Selected readings from 12th and 13th –century texts will be supplemented by systematic presentations. This course is also listed in the offerings of the Graduate department of French.

A few additional sessions for graduate students will be optional for undergraduates.


Required text: Raynaud de Lage, Guy, Introduction à l'ancien français (nouvelle édition par Geneviève Hasenohr).

Assignments and evaluation: Two in-class tests (50 %), written assignments (40 %), 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: FRE272H or FRE273H.


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


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