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FRENCH 2H03 INTRO FRENCH LINGUISTICS I

Academic Year: Fall/Winter 2014/2015

Term: 1

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Dr. Michael Kliffer

Email: kliffer@mcmaster.ca

Office: Togo Salmon Hall 521

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23748

Website

Office Hours: Term 1: M, W 3:30-4:30 Term 2: Tu, F 9:30-10:30



Course Objectives:

Ce cours a pour but d'initier les étudiants aux concepts de base de la linguistique moderne.  Nous étudierons d’abord en quoi sont différentes les approches du linguiste et du professeur de langue.  Ensuite nous aborderons les fonctions du langage, ansi que des notions générales de phonologie (structure des sons), et de morphologie (structure des mots).  Les étudiants apprendront à solutionner des problèmes linguistiques correspondant aux questions théoriques exposées en classe.  Les concepts phonologiques appris aideront les étudiants à perfectionner leur prononciation dans des contextes formels comme informels.


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

Léon et al., Structure du français moderne, troisième édition, Canadian Scholars’ Press
Paquet de lectures/exercices, en vente au Copies Plus, 9 rue Sterling. (Les étudiants pourront acheter le paquet dans la salle de classe au premier cours.)

 

 


Method of Assessment:

5 contrôles (Ils auront lieu au premier cours de la semaine.)
    Semaine du             15 septembre        
        “                           29 septembre         
        “                          15 octobre   (Le 13, c'est l'Action de grâces)    
        “                           27 octobre
        “                          10 novembre        

Poids total des contrôles : 50% (10% X 5)
Examen final : 40%
Devoirs: 10%

Voici les critères régissant la note des devoirs:
1.    Vous obtiendrez 100% si vous faites toutes les questions d’un devoir, que les réponses soient justes ou non.  Je ferai au hasard des vérifications.
2.    Ce cadeau de 100% est néanmoins sujet aux exigences habituelles de l’intégrité académique. Il faut que le travail remis soit normalement le vôtre à part entière.  Si vous soumettiez du matériel copié, vous auriez à le reconnaître par les moyens habituels de citation. Autrement vous seriez coupable de plagiat et pourriez vous voir accuser de malhonnêteté académique.

 


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

This is a self-reporting tool for undergraduate students to report absences DUE TO MINOR MEDICAL SITUATIONS that last up to 5 days and provides the ability to request accommodation for any missed academic work. Please note, this tool cannot be used during any final examination period. You may submit a maximum of 1 Academic Work Missed request per term. It is YOUR responsibility to follow up with your Instructor immediately (NORMALLY WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS) regarding the nature of the accommodation. If you are absent for reasons other than medical reasons, for more than 5 days, or exceed 1 request per term, you MUST visit your Associate Dean's Office/Faculty Office). You may be required to provide supporting documentation. This form should be filled out immediately when you are about to return to class after your absence.


Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:

Academic Dishonesty

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.

Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  2. Improper collaboration in group work.
  3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Email correspondence policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student.  Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

Modification of course outlines

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McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.

Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities

Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail sas@mcmaster.ca. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.

Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances

Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.


Topics and Readings:

Semaine du

4 sept: Ch. 1: De la grammaire à la linguistique; Yaguello: Vous qui êtes linguiste

8:         Ch. 2: La communication et le signe linguistique; Yaguello: Le génie de la langue; Contrôle 1

15        Ch. 3: La structuration du système linguistique

22        Ch. 4: L'articulation des voyelles françaises; Contrôle 2

6 oct    Ch. 5: L'articulation des consonnes françaises

13        Ch. 6: La phonologie des voyelles françaises; Contrôle 3

20        Ch. 7: La phonologie des consonnes françaises

27        Ch. 8: L'accentuation; Ch 9: l'intonation; Contrôle 4

3 nov    Ch. 10: E caduc

10         Ch. 11:enchaînement et liaison;  Yaguello: Ce qui n'est pas clair n'est pas français; Contrôle 5

17         Ch. 12: Les catégories morphologiques; Yaguello: Yabon Banania

24         Ch. 17: La dérivation et la composition; Yaguello: C'est pas dans le dictionnaire!

1 déc    Révision


Other Course Information:

Site Web des présentations PowerPoint:


http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~kliffer/


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