FJ1001 Slang from Authentic Documents

Faculty of Education
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
Mgr. Laurent Georges Canal (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Zdeňka Schejbalová, Ph.D.
Department of French Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Barbora Hůrková
Supplier department: Department of French Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
FJ1001/01: Wed 13:00–14:50 učebna 55, L. Canal
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
Students learn to recognize the terms of French argot and understand them in the context of texts and audio documents. They learn argot dictionaries, read texts written by argot, and learn to identify syntactic, lexical, semantic, formal and other means. They are also studying argot and learning to build simple teaching material based on authentic documents.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students are able to: understand colloquial French, follow the conversation from different linguistic layers, actively participate in the conversation using the argotand analyze didactic material using argot.
  • Individual phenomena of French argot analyzed in selected texts and other authentic materials (audio, video).
    required literature
  • Denise François-Geider, Jean-Pierre Goudaillier, Parlures argotiques, Langue française n° 90, Larousse, Paris, 1991.
    recommended literature
  • Pierre Guiraud, L’argot, Presses Universitaire de France, coll. « Que sais-je », Paris, 1969.
  • Pierre Merle, Argot, verlan et tchatches, Milan, coll. Les essentiels de Milan, Toulouse, 2006.
  • Denise François, Les argots, Le Langage, Paris, 1968.
  • Antoine Berlin, Le français vagabond. Dictionnaire d’argot-français et français-argot. La pensée universelle, Paris, 1983.
  • Dontcho Dontchev, Dictionnaire du français argotique, populaire et familier, Ed. du Rocher, Monaco, 2000.
  • Jacques Cellard, Alain Rey. Dictionnaire du français non conventionnel, Masson-Hachette, Paris, 1980.
  • Françoise Gadet, Le français populaire, Presses universitaires de France, coll. « Que sais-je ? », Paris, 1992.
  • CARADEC, François. Dictionnaire du français argotique & populaire. Paris: Larousse, 2006. xxii, 297. ISBN 2035826942. info
  • GOUDAILLIER, Jean-Pierre. Comment tu tchatches! Dictionnaire du français contemporain des cités. Paris: Maisonneuve et Larose, 2001. info
  • MERLE, Pierre. Dictionnaire du francais branché suivi du Guide du francais tic et toc. Paris: Seuil, 1989. 232 s. ISBN 2-02-010480-6. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Ending: credit Requirements for ending: active participation (70%), completion of class assignments.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2022.
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