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Reading List for M.A. in French Linguistics

The Linguistics Option M.A. Reading List contains the following.


  1. Walter, Henriette. 1988. Le Français dans tous les sens. Paris: Laffont. PC2075/W29/1988


  1. Arteaga, Debora and Julia Herschensohn. "Diachronic Perspectives on the Teaching of New French ." French Review 71, 4 (1998): 607-21 PC2001.F875
  2. Posner, Rebecca. Linguistic Change in French. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997. PC2075/.P64/1997
  3. Price, Glanville. The French Language: Present and Past. London: Edward Arnold, 1971.
  4. Pulgram, Ernst. "Spoken and Written Latin." Practicing Linguist: Essays on Languages and Languages. Vol. 1, On Language. Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 1986. 131-140. P27.P840 1986
  5. Wright, Roger. Late Latin and Early Romance in Spain and Carolingian France. Liverpool: Francis Cairns, 1982. Chapter 3: Carolingian France: The Invention of Medieval Latin. PC45 .W7 1982
  6. Primary Sources (in Ewert, Alfred. The French Language. London: Faber & Faber, 1966, Appendix A)
  • "Les Serments de Strasbourg"
  • "La Séquence de Sainte Eulalie"
  • "La Vie de Sainte Alexis"
  • Marie de France: Fables
  • ___ (a) "De lupo et agno"
  • ___ (b) "De formica et cicada"


  1. Ashby, William J. 2001. “Un nouveau regard sur la chute du ne en français parlé tourangeau: S'agit-il d'un changement en cours? ” Journal of French Language Studies 11,1:1-22.
  2. Ashby, William. 1988. “The Syntax, Pragmatics, and Sociolinguistics of Left- and Right Dislocations in French.” Lingua, 75,2-3:203-29. P9 .L75
  3. Hansen, Anita Berit. 1994. “Etude du E caduc: Stabilisation en cours et variations lexicales. ” Journal of French Language Studies 4,1:25-54. PC2001.J68
  4. Léon, Pierre and Jeff Tennant. 1990. “Bad French' and Nice Guys: A Morphophonetic Study.” French Review 63,5:763-78.
  5. Poplack, Shana, and Danielle Turpin. 1999. “Does the Futur have a future in (Canadian) French?” Probus 11,1:133-64. PC1 .P76
  6. Valdman, Albert. 1993. Bien entendu! Introduction à la prononciation française. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. ordered through GIL


  1. Brown, H. Douglas. 1994. Principles of Language Learning and Teaching. 3rd. ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. P51. B775 1994
  2. Dansereau, Diane. 1987. “A Discussion of Techniques Used in the Teaching of the Passé Composé; / Imparfait Distinction in French.” French Review 61,1: 33-38.
  3. Di Vito, Nadine O'Connor. 1991. “Incorporating Native Speaker Norms in Second Language Materials.” Applied Linguistics 12,4: 383-96. P129 .A66
  4. Herschensohn, Julia. 1993. “Applying Linguistics to Teach Morphology: Verb and Adjective Inflection in French.” IRAL 31,2: 97-112. P1 .A1 I6
  5. Joseph, John. 1988. “New French: A Pedagogical Crisis in the Making.” Modern Language Journal 72,1: 31-36.
  6. Valdman, Albert. 2000. “Comment gérer la variation dans l’enseignement du français langue étrangère aux Etats-Unis.” The French Review 73,4 (2000): 648-66. PC2001. F875


  1. Blake, Robert. 1998. “The Role of Technology in Second Language Learning.” In Heidi Byrnes, ed., Learning Foreign and Second Languages. Perspectives in Research and Scholarship, 209-37. New York: MLA. P51 .L39
  2. Calvez, Daniel J. 2000. “Advanced Undergraduate French Composition: Problems and Solutions.” Foreign Language Annals, 33,1:93-102. P1 .F6
  3. Davis, Robert L. 1997. “Group Work is NOT Busy Work: Maximizing Success of Group Work in the L2 Classroom.” Foreign Language Annals 30,2:265-79. P1 .F6
  4. Hadley, Alice Omaggio. 1993. Teaching Language in Context. 2nd ed. Boston: Heinle and Heinle.
  5. National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project. 1996. Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century. Lawrence, KS: Allen Press.
  6. Pica, Teresa, Ruth Kanagy, and Joseph Falodun. 1993. “Choosing and Using Communication Tasks for Second Language Instruction and Research.” In Graham Crookes and Susan M. Gass, eds., Tasks and Language Learning. Integrating Theory and Practice, 9-34. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. P53.82 .T36

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