Structure of French I
Do you want to know the number of the most used grammatical words in basic French? Do you sometimes wonder why French words need to be either feminine or masculine? Do you want to know why some words change their gender when they are in a plural form? Do you want to know the difference between “On arrive dans une heure” et “Nous arrivons dans une heure”? This course will help you answer these questions and more.
Offering a modern linguistic approach to language, this course examines several aspects of standard French and builds on what students have learned in previous grammar courses. In particular, we will study the morphology of French, that is to say, we will look at the morphological categories that make French and how French words are put together. Syntactic features of French along with its sematic, and the sociological aspects that affect it will be discussed both in terms of form and communicative use. Audio and online resources will supplement the textbook to help deepen our understanding of the French language today.