FALL 2008 USU GORDON 4200-001 CRN#44139 TR 12 noon-1:15pm Old Main 326 DR. SARAH GORDON, Associate Professor of French
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dept. Mail Box: in Old Main 204 Voicemail: 7-8213
Office: Main 002-L Office Hours: MW 11:30-2 and by appointment, email
An introduction to French applied linguistics, phonetics, and linguistic theory. First part analyzes phonological and phonetic patterns of French. Second part deals more with selected morphological and syntactic figures of French and historical linguistics. Concentration on pronunciation and on structures of the French language. Introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet. Brief survey of the history of the French language. Class taught in French. Includes language lab work. Prereq: 3000-level French, or equivalent with instructor permission.
Text and assignments
This course offers a broad survey of linguistics, history of language, and phonetics topics. Activities are varied often, from practical practice in pronunciation, to learning different linguistic terms and theories, to exploring current accents and dialects of the francophone world--using authentic materials with everything from poetry, to text messaging, to newscasts, to music.
- Textbook: Dansereau. SAVOIR DIRE 2006. Available in lab, but will usually need in class.
-A dictionary that includes phonetic pronunciation symbols is useful.
-Recordings / les enregistrements: You may submit them on CDROM or by the beginning of class by emailing an MP3 to instructor. You may need 2 blank enregistrement tapes or an RW-CD (or MP3) to record your voice to turn in to me for homework and for a final assignment. You may also duplicate the CDs that go with the book IF you wish (RW best) so you can use them at home instead of in lab. Required lab CDs that go with the textbook will be available for duplication in the language lab after Jan 16th(Lab in Old Main downstairs near my office).
Good attendance, voluntary participation in class, pronunciation practice, and group exercises, as well as a positive attitude and willingness to make an effort are essential for success in this class and in improving in French. Please speak French in class. Don’t be afraid to speak up; you will learn from your mistakes. Raise your hand and try. Preparation, practice, and progress count. Do not hesitate to email the instructor with any questions or concerns. Details and materials for assignments and exams will be given in class. More than three unexcused absences will drop your grade (e.g., A- to a B+). Academic Honesty/ USU “Honor System” must be followed: http://studentlife.tsc.usu.edu/stuserv/pdf/honor_system.pdf. You must do YOUR OWN recordings of your own voice and all your own work on homework and exams. For quizzes, you will be responsible for knowing material in the lectures, assigned sections of the book, and handouts. No final exam.
50% 3 quizzes
10% Final Recording + accompanying Take-Home Final written assignment, due by Dec. 8 noon
10% Active, Voluntary Oral Participation and Preparation
30% Homework: Phonetic Transcriptions and Recordings (the 4 assigned recordings enregistrements listed below,
CD/or email MP3) plus any written assignments, details and more instructions TBA. Techincal problems? Ask early! No excuses!
THE USU HONOR SYSTEM: Each student has the right and duty to pursue his or her academic experience free of dishonesty. The Honor System is designed to establish the higher level of conduct expected and required of all Utah State University students. The Honor Pledge: To enhance the learning environment at Utah State University and to develop student academic integrity, each student agrees to the following Honor Pledge: “I pledge, on my honor, to conduct myself with the foremost level of academic integrity.” A student who lives by the Honor Pledge is a student who does more than not cheat, falsify, or plagiarize. A student who lives by the Honor Pledge: Espouses academic integrity as an underlying and essential principle of the Utah State University community; Understands that each act of academic dishonesty devalues every degree that is awarded by this institution; and Is a welcomed and valued member of Utah State University.
Plagiarism includes knowingly "representing, by paraphrase or direct quotation, the published or unpublished work of another person as one's own in any academic exercise or activity without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged used of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials." The penalties for plagiarism are severe. They include warning or reprimand, grade adjustment, probation, suspension, expulsion, withholding of transcripts, denial or revocation of degrees, and referral to psychological counseling. Note: In this FREN 4200 class, this means you may not copy each others’ homework exercises. You may practice reading/sounds together and this practice is encouraged, but nobody may do recordings of their voice for you or complete written homework exercises for you. In French classes, native speakers, friends, family, tutors may not write anything or record for you. Copying off internet is plagiarism. Students with disabilities: The Americans with Disabilities Act states: “Reasonable accommodation will be provided for all persons with disabilities in order to ensure equal participation within the program.” If a student has a disability that will likely require some accommodation by the instructor, the student must contact the instructor and document the disability through the Disability Resource Center (797-2444), preferably during the first week of the course. Any request for special consideration relating to attendance, pedagogy, taking of examinations, etc., must be discussed with and approved by the instructor at the beginning of class.
FRANÇAIS 4200 GORDON Pour vous aider à réussir dans le cours Ressources sur Internet
Radio/listening news ‘Ecouter en direct’: http://www.radiofrance.fr/chaines/france-info/accueil/
TV News video on line: TV5.ORG, http://www.m6.fr/html/info/index.jhtml (6mins!) http://videojts.france2.fr/
MUSIQUE: http://fr.launch.yahoo.com/ (Yahoo ! Music France, clips vidéo et musique) http://www.radiofrance.fr/chaines/france-musiques/direct/ (see index www.radiofrance.fr), http://www.nrj.fr/, www.funradio.fr, http://www.cherie.fm/ etc.
Approfondir vos connaissances des structures linguistiques de la langue française (morphologie et syntaxe)
Vous donner une introduction à l’histoire et l’évolution de la langue française