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FRENCH LANGUAGE III

CODE 65215
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/04
    LANGUAGE French
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2020/2021)
    • FRENCH LANGUAGE II 61293
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course is composed of a theoretical module and practical exercises. The theoretical module deals with language variation in a sociolinguistic perspective.

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims at giving students advanced knowledge and competences both in terms of tools for metalinguistic analysis and in-depth analysis of specific points, including different LSP. It is accompanied by practical language courses, held by native French teachers, at an advanced level.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course the student will be able to:

    - express knowledge about linguistic variation phenomena;

    - recognize and interpret such phenomena in the context of French by using linguistic theory on variation;

    - manipulate texts which present variation phenomena.

     

    PREREQUISITES

    Students will have language competences in French of level B2.

    They will be able to sit for the exam of third year theoretical module only if they have passed the second year one. The same applies to the exams relating to the practical exercises. For furthre information, see the exams regulations on the French section page (www.lingue.unige.it).

    TEACHING METHODS

    For the first semester, lessons with Aulaweb and Teams, groupwork.

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course will deal with variation phenomena in their diatopic, diastratic, diaphasic and diamesic dimensions (therefore in a synchronic perspective) within the French speaking world.
    Texts (belonging to different genres and media, such as literature, comics, film, etc.) will be analysed.

    The theoretical module is accompanied by practical exercices in French (Manipulation du texte écrit – Mme Bianchini; Manipulation du texte oral, Mme Brunin). Further information is available on the web page of the French section (www.lingue.unige.it).

    The programme for students who can't follow lessons and for those who are able to follow is the same.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    BERRUTO Gaetano (2012), Sociolinguistica dell’italiano contemporaneo, Roma, Carocci (nuova edizione).
    DETEY Sylvain, DURAND Jacques, LAKS Bernard, LYCHE Chantal (dir., 2010), Les variétés de français parlé dans l’espace francophone, Paris, Ophrys.
    GADET Françoise (2003), “La variation : le français dans l’espace social, régional et international”. In Yaguello, Marina (dir.), Le grand livre de la langue française, Paris, Editions du Seuil. pp. 91-152.
    GADET Françoise (2007), La variation sociale en français, Paris, Ophrys.

    Further bibliographical references will be given during the course. Students can refer to Aulaweb for information on lesson notes, bibliography.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    I semester. The precise date of the first lesson will be communicated through the Professor's personal webpage.

    Modulo teorico

    From October 10th

    Practical exercices

    They will start regularly on October 3rd.

    Timetable vailable on Aulaweb

     

    Class schedule

    FRENCH LANGUAGE III

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The theoretical module exam aims at verifying the acquisition of theoretical knowledge about linguistic variation in French and the ability to apply this knowledge to the specific analysis of a text. The student will have to be able to identify and analyze the phenomena that appear in a specific text, using theoretical knowledge in an appropriate way.

    The exams concerning the practical exercises aim at testing the students’ ability to understand oral and written texts, interact with other speakers, reformulate, and express articulate and complex personal opinions, at level C1 of the common European framework for languages.

    Due to possible anti-Covid restrictions, exams may be entirely or partially online.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Theoretical module: the written exam (2 hours) aims at assessing he acquisition by the students of theoretical knowledge in the field of French language variation and the ability to apply this knowledge to the analysis of a text.

    The student will have to prove to be able to:

    • identify variation phenomena in the text given for the exam;
    • organize them in a structured way and analyze them;
    • sum up basical theoretical knowledge. Without the demonstration he/she possesses this knowledge the mark will not be higher than 26/30.

    Practical exercises: oral exam (manipulation of oral text) and written exam (manipulation of written text) aiming at assessing the ability  to understand texts, written and oral, to interact with other speakers, to reformulate, to express complex and nuanced personal opinions; all of this at level C1.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    The inscription to Aulaweb is compulsory both for students who attend lessons and for those who cannot attend them. The inscription to the exams is compulsory and available up to 3 working days before the exam (if not otherwise specified).

    Students with dyslexia or other learning specificities are invited to contact the professor at the beginning of the course.
    Mrs Sara Dickinson is the Department general contact (sara.dickinson@unige.it).