The Department of French and Italian

Knud P. Lambrecht


PhD, University of California at Berkeley

Professor Emeritus, French Linguistics
Knud P. Lambrecht

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FR 372 • Comparative Stylistics

36700 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM BEN 1.106

This advanced language course has as its main goal broadening your sense of the action and function of language beyond expression. In other words, the subject of this course is not what language can say, but what it can do. In particular, we will examine the grammatical, rhetorical and stylistic demands and assets of the French language in contrast with English. This course is designed to train you to recognize and analyze these attributes. More importantly, however, this course sets out to teach you how to produce these varied effects in written language, ultimately, in the service of your own self-expression.

FR 392K • Advanced Syntax

37745 • Fall 2007
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM HRH 2.106C

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FR 372 • Comparative Stylistics

36370 • Spring 2007
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM PAR 302

This advanced language course has as its main goal broadening your sense of the action and function of language beyond expression. In other words, the subject of this course is not what language can say, but what it can do. In particular, we will examine the grammatical, rhetorical and stylistic demands and assets of the French language in contrast with English. This course is designed to train you to recognize and analyze these attributes. More importantly, however, this course sets out to teach you how to produce these varied effects in written language, ultimately, in the service of your own self-expression.

FR 372 • Comparative Stylistics

33905 • Spring 2005
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM CAL 21

This advanced language course has as its main goal broadening your sense of the action and function of language beyond expression. In other words, the subject of this course is not what language can say, but what it can do. In particular, we will examine the grammatical, rhetorical and stylistic demands and assets of the French language in contrast with English. This course is designed to train you to recognize and analyze these attributes. More importantly, however, this course sets out to teach you how to produce these varied effects in written language, ultimately, in the service of your own self-expression.

FR 392K • Topics In French Syntax

33945 • Spring 2005
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM HRH 2.106C

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FR 372 • Comparative Stylistics

32660 • Spring 2004
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM HRH 2.112

This advanced language course has as its main goal broadening your sense of the action and function of language beyond expression. In other words, the subject of this course is not what language can say, but what it can do. In particular, we will examine the grammatical, rhetorical and stylistic demands and assets of the French language in contrast with English. This course is designed to train you to recognize and analyze these attributes. More importantly, however, this course sets out to teach you how to produce these varied effects in written language, ultimately, in the service of your own self-expression.

FR 371L • Adv Written And Oral Compos-W

33260 • Fall 2003
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM WMB 4.118
C2

FLAGS:   Wr
DESCRIPTION:
The objective of this course is to hone advanced listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  The communicative tasks of the course are built around a semester-long “channel surfing” of French television designed to introduce the class to authentic topics, genres, vocabulary and levels of discourse.  Students will reprise these elements in their own production, which will consist mainly of writing scripts for various genres of programs, and recording short television shows, both scripted and spontaneous.  The goal of these exercises is to help students review, expand and combine individual language skills into a new relationship with French as a living and lively language.

FR 372 • Comparative Stylistics

32385 • Spring 2003
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM CBA 4.344

This advanced language course has as its main goal broadening your sense of the action and function of language beyond expression. In other words, the subject of this course is not what language can say, but what it can do. In particular, we will examine the grammatical, rhetorical and stylistic demands and assets of the French language in contrast with English. This course is designed to train you to recognize and analyze these attributes. More importantly, however, this course sets out to teach you how to produce these varied effects in written language, ultimately, in the service of your own self-expression.

FR 392K • Syntax And Discourse

32425 • Spring 2003
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM HRH 2.106C

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FR 320E • Adv French I: Written Emphasis

32670 • Fall 2002
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM CAL 21

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 372 • Comparative Stylistics

32365 • Spring 2002
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM BEN 210

This advanced language course has as its main goal broadening your sense of the action and function of language beyond expression. In other words, the subject of this course is not what language can say, but what it can do. In particular, we will examine the grammatical, rhetorical and stylistic demands and assets of the French language in contrast with English. This course is designed to train you to recognize and analyze these attributes. More importantly, however, this course sets out to teach you how to produce these varied effects in written language, ultimately, in the service of your own self-expression.

FR 392K • Topics In French Syntax

33260 • Fall 2001
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM HRH 2.106C

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