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Desiderio Tejedor De Felipe


Didier Tejedor de Felipe. Professeur Titulaire, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Espagne). Doctorat en Linguistique française (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).



Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
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FREN 6522 - Urban Sociolinguistics      

This course is intended as an introduction to the issue of language use within a social context from a sociolinguistic standpoint –a discipline dedicated to the study of language in its social and cultural manifestations.

The issues discussed in class will include: use of language registers and their implications, sociolinguistics as a field of research, social variations in French, verbal interactions, linguistic representations, and the emergence of an urban sociolinguistic domain. No previous knowledge of linguistics is required. Linguistics

Summer 2011, Summer 2012

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FREN 6524 - Introduction to Linguistics      

This course is designed as an introduction to the principles and methods of linguistic analysis and is intended for those new to French linguistic studies as well as to advanced students interested in increasing and systematizing their knowledge by means of a structured reflection on some fundamental concepts of general linguistics. Exploring the organization and functioning of human language, and presenting principles of modern linguistics and its main research fields, the course will address four broad areas: phonetics and phonology, morphology, lexical semantics, and semantics of the enunciation (enunciative and pragmatic approach). No previous knowledge of linguistics is required. Linguistics

Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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FREN 6560 - Intro to Science of Language      

Introduction to the Science of Language

This introductory course to the science of language is addressed to advanced level students. It will focus on the systematization of their linguistic knowledge by structuring certain fundamental concepts on general linguistics. Moreover, it will be introduced how certain recent linguistic models would allow to formulate working hypothesis applicable to other disciplines, such as Psychology.

Required Text: a coursepack will be provided. Linguistics

Summer 2011

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FREN 6601 - Studies of Semantic-Pragmatic      

In this course we propose a linguistic approach of discourse operators (adverbs, conjunctions, several locutions). The scientific study framework of our object is a recent version of language argumentation theory whitch includes, in particular, strategic discourse notion, theory of stereotypes and polyphony. In the first part of the course, we will attempt to develop a method of analysis based on these notions which will be of use to the description of the chosen linguistics units. In the second part, we will apply the methodology acquired in a corpus of examples having the same lexical entity, to determine the various semantic values.

No textbook required Linguistics

Summer 2014 Language Schools

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FREN 6604 - Historical Phonetics of French      

This course aims to provide an overview of the history of the phonetic system of the French language and the evolution of its spelling. More precisely, the laws that governed on the phonetic transformations from Latin to contemporary French and the impact they have had on the morphology. To do this, we will discuss the basics of general phonetics and articulatory phonetics of contemporary French so that we can then focus our attention on the study of different phonetic changes which are subject, among other vowels and consonants.

No prior training in linguistics is required. Linguistics

Summer 2013

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