Philippe France

Director, School of French




Course List: 

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FREN 6609 - Comparative Stylistics      

Learning a foreign language, contrary to what happens for a mother tongue, usually does not occur in a vacuum. Any foreign language student quickly becomes aware of the fact that interferences do exist between the native language and the studied language; these may take the names of false-friends, anglicisms , gallicisms, literal translations etc. The objective of this course will be to become aware of the processes which may be at play when going from one language to the other, a field of study which is called comparative stylistics or science of translating. The aim will therefore be to identify, understand and master the mechanisms at stake in order to improve one’s competence in the French language, while being aware of the “juncture points” between English and French. The course is primarily intended for 2nd, 3rd or 4th year students, or students not having to take 509 or 510.

There will be no compulsory text book, documents will be posted from week to week on the course site; however it might be advisable to have a good unilingual French dictionary (for example: Lexis Larousse de la langue française) and a good bilingual dictionary (for example: Le Robert & Collins français-anglais et anglais-français). Linguistics Language & Stylistics

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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FREN 6800 - Independent Study      

Summer 2018 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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FREN 6800P - Independent Study      

Summer 2017 Language Schools, Paris 6 Week Session

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FREN 6900 - Research Paper      

Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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The Betty Ashbury Jones MA ’86 School of French

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5526
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Betty Ashbury Jones MA ’86 School of French
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Sheila Schwaneflugel, Coordinator