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FRE 379H1S
Sociolinguistics of French


A study of the relationship between language use and social factors such as socio-economic status, types of situation, and speaker gender. Theoretical notions are derived through the analysis of specific data, focusing on Canadian French and other varieties spoken in the Americas. Topics will include languages in contact, geographical variation, and social and gender-based variation.

Required texts: TBA.

Assignments and evaluation: In-class test (30%); critical summaries of articles (20%); assignment (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: FRE 272H1, FRE 383H1



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)