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CODE 55869
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/04
LANGUAGE French
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER Annual
PREREQUISITES
Propedeuticità in uscita
Questo insegnamento è propedeutico per gli insegnamenti:
  • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • FRENCH LANGUAGE II 61293
  • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2024/2025)
  • FRENCH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES 65239
  • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2023/2024)
  • FRENCH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES 65239
  • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2023/2024)
  • FRENCH LANGUAGE II 61293

OVERVIEW

Title: Eléments de linguistique française  

  

The course concurs to lay the foundation of knowledge in the field of linguistics, with a focus on the fundamental concepts of French linguistics.  

  

The exam can be taken for 9 CFU (including modulo teorico and lectureship - lettorati) or 6 CFU (including lectureship only)  

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Theoretical module:  

  

At the end of the course, students will be able to:  

  

- describe the characteristics of standard French from a phonological, morphological, and lexicological point of view;  

  

- identify the main categories of linguistic variation in French (diastratic, diaphasic, diatopic, diachronic)  

  

- apply the tools of descriptive linguistics to study the phonological, morphological, lexical system of standard French in real communication contexts.  

PREREQUISITES

None.

TEACHING METHODS

The modulo teorico will be held in Semester II 2024/2025. The lettorato is annual. Precise information on the lettorato is available at https://lingue.unige.it/node/1007  

  

Lectures will be conducted both in face-to-face mode and through interactive activities (surveys, group work).  

  

Students who have regularly filed a certification of disability, DSA or other special educational needs are advised to contact both the contact person Prof. Sara Dickinson (sara.dickinson@unige.it) and the lecturer [or teacher] at the beginning of the course, in order to agree on teaching and examination methods that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools. 

  

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The teaching aims to provide a general overview of the language system as it relates to standard French, with particular attention to phonology, morphology, and lexicology. Particular attention will also be paid to the relationship between standard and variations (diatopic, diastratic, diaphasic) in Francophone contexts.  

  

Thus, the following will be analysed:  

  

- the fundamentals of the phonological system of standard French  

  

- the relationship between orality and spelling, with special attention to the characteristics of spelling in standard French  

  

- the characteristics of the grammatical and lexical morphology of Standard French  

  

- the main variations of the French language on the geographical and socio-pragmatic axis  

  

- the basics related to the history of the French language  

  

  

The teaching is supplemented by language exercises (lettorati), a detailed description of which is available at https://lingue.unige.it/node/1007  

  

For non-attending students: in addition to the handouts and materials in Aulaweb, the reading of the text is recommended: J. Gardes-Tamine, La grammaire: Tome 1 : Phonologie, morphologie, lexicologie, Paris, Colin, 2010 (or successive editions)  

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

M.T. Zanola (ed.), Le français de nos jours, Rome, Carocci, 2023.  

  

J. Gardes-Tamine, La grammaire: Tome 1 : Phonologie, morphologie, lexicologie, Paris, Colin, 2010 (or sucessive editions)  

  

Supporting texts for lectorates:  

  

Manuel de français - French language course by Françoise Bidaud, Marie-Christine Grange et Jean-Pierre Seghi, Hoepli, 2012.  

  

Françoise Bidaud, Grammaire française pour italophones, IIIe édition, UTET, 2015.  

  

Françoise Bidaud, Exercises de grammaire française pour italophones, UTET, 2016.  

  

Dictionaries:  

  

Monolingual : Le Petit Robert, dernière édition  

  

Bilingual : The Boch - French-Italian ; Italian-French, Zanichelli Le Robert, 5e édition  

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

The modulo teorico will be held in semester II 2024/2025. The lettorato is annual. Precise information about the lettorato will be made available at https://lingue.unige.it/node/1007   

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Pour le module théorique : Examen écrit à la fin du module. Le test final comprendra des questions fermées, et au moins trois questions ouvertes courtes. Note sur trente.

Examen de lectorat: test écrit effectué à l'ordinateur.

For the theoretical module : Written exam at the end of the module. The final test will include closed-ended questions and at least three open-ended short questions. Rating out of thirty.

Lettorato (Practical exercises): written exam on PC

ASSESSMENT METHODS

L'épreuve écrite du module théorique vise à vérifier l'acquisition des connaissances théoriques liées aux aspects fondamentaux de la langue; les compétences dans l'exposition (précision et exhaustivité), ainsi que la capacité de fournir des exemples concrets seront également testées. L'examen vérifiera les aspects traités pendant le cours, en mettant l'accent sur ​​les connaissances disciplinaires, sur les compétences de synthèse et l'organisation de l'information écrite.

L'épreuve écrite du lectorat vise à la certification du niveau B1 du CECR.

The written test on the theoretical module aims to verify the acquisition of theoretical knowledge related to the fundamentals of the French language, and the expertise to expose them in a precise and exhaustive way, including through concrete examples. 
The exam will test all aspects dealt with during the course, with an emphasis on the acquired subject knowledge, on synthesis skills and written information organization.

Practical exercises (lettorato): the exam will test the B1 skills (Common European Framework)