FRAN 405

Varieties of French

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Formerly: FREN 425B

A survey of historical and (socio)linguistic aspects of French in North America. The linguistic characteristics of French varieties (e.g., Québécois, Acadian/Cajun, Franco-Ontarian, Fransaskois, Franco-American). Language identity, ideologies and policy. Manifestations of French in contact (borrowing, code-switching, language attrition and death).


  • Credit will be granted for only one of FRAN 405, FREN 425B.


  • FRAN 375; or
  • permission of the department.

Undergraduate course in French offered by the Department of French in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

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