Units of Study

FRNC2651 - Introduction à la Linguistique

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Alice Caffarel-Cayron


This unit is a general introduction to linguistics and in particular functional linguistics. It explores language as a system of choices for making meaning in various contexts and aims at providing students with an understanding of what we do when we use language, and grammar, in particular.


classwork, small assignments (equivalent to 500wds each) (2x20%), final text analysis and interpretation (equivalent to 4000wds) (60%)


Caffarel, A. 2008. A Systemic Functional Grammar of French: From Grammar to Discourse. London: Continuum
Course booklet to be purchased from the University Copy Centre


2x1-hr seminar/week


FRNC1302 or FRNC1632 or FRNC2502 or FRNC2615



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