FJ3035 Development of Language

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Zdeňka Schejbalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Václava Bakešová, 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
Thu 8:00–8:50 učebna 55
FJ3036 Evolution of language - seminar
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is introduction to issues of the evolution of French. It is the only comprehensive linguistic discipline throughout the Bachelor's and Master's degree, which conceives of language in diachronic terms and clearly shows and proves the system linking the individual linguistic disciplines. Students receive a comprehensive and deeper look at language as a system of partial systems. This subject links, deepens and completes linguistic knowledge, so far obtained separately only from the synchronic perspective. It is counted, therefore, with good knowledge of phonetic, phonological, morphological, syntactic and lexical acquired synchronously, and these are further enriched and developed further the knowledge and understanding of the diachronic point of view. The interpretation is maintained with regard to the current state of the language and its further evolution. Future teachers will be encouraged to be able, during their interpretation of the French language State to pupils, to explain why this is so, and to justify the many exceptions in all language plans of the current language. Due to the lack of time subsidy, the interpretation especially focuses on the stage, in which it is experienced to the most significant linguistic modifications.
Learning outcomes
After the course student will be able to: - identify and summarize important features of French language evolution; - perceive the system of interconnection of individual linguistic disciplines from a diachronic point of view; - explain exceptions in the current language; - apply acquired knowledge in the teaching practice.
  • Syllabus of lectures (one chapter = 2 weeks) 1. Introduction: evolutional stages of the French. 2. Vulgar Latin. 3. Gallic substrate, Germanic superstrate. 4. Galloroman. 5. Old French (IXth-XIIth century). 6. Old French (XIIIth-XIVth century).
    required literature
  • PICOCHE, Jacqueline and Christiane MARCHELLO-NIZIA. Histoire de la langue française. [Paris]: Nathan, 1991. 397 s. ISBN 209190502X. info
  • OSTRÁ, Růžena. Přehled vývoje románských jazyků. I., Lidová latina. Francouzština [SPN, 1990]. Vyd. 2. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1990. 130 s. info
    recommended literature
  • WALTER, Henriette. Le français dans tous les sens : grandes et petites histoires de notre language. Edited by André Martinet. Paris: Robert Laffont, 2008. 445 s. ISBN 9782757802458. info
  • ŠABRŠULA, Jan. Vývoj francouzského jazyka. Vyd. 1. Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita, Filozofická fakulta, 2007. 83 s. ISBN 8070424559. info
  • SCHEJBALOVÁ, Zdeňka. L'évolution des fonctions de l'article partitif en francais (Evolution of fonctions of articles partitf in french). 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 2003. 302 pp. 3818/Pd-20/03-17/92. ISBN 80-210-3229-4. info
  • ANDRIEUX-REIX, Nelly. Ancien et moyen français : exercices de phonétique. 2. ed. corr. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1997. 270 s. ISBN 2130453562. info
  • PICOCHE, Jacqueline. Précis de morphologie historique de Francais. Paris: Nathan, 1986. 98 s. ISBN 2-09-190509-4. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, consultations (for combined study)
Assessment methods
Credit: at the end of the semester, students write a test in French on studied topics.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinované studium 4 hod. konzultací.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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