The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
1) Description of the emergence and development of various Romance languages, from latin to nowadays, in their sociolinguistic (ex. standardisation process, official and symbolic status, geographic distribution) and political (ex. linguistic unification and language policies) dimension.
2) On the basis of etymological case studies (discovery of etymological correspondences between Latin and Romance languages), formal and comparative description of the main phonological and lexical characteristics of Romance languages.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
By the end of the course, the student will be able :
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Comparison of Romance idioms : there is special emphasis on the phonetic and lexical aspects which played a determining role in the fragmentation of Romance-speaking Europe and, in general, on consideration of important geo-linguistic phenomena.