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Lecture: Defining France 3

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Department
History
Course
HIST 390
Professor
Margaret Carlyle
Semester
Winter

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Lecture: Defining France 3 January 22, 2013 "patois" • Encyclopédie describes patois as a corrupted language • actual word patois derives from patte (animal's paw) ◦ makes it seem somewhat crude, earthy, barbaric New France French • by-product of a colonial venture Rise of Français • French as official language, François I ◦ as opposed to Latin ◦ adopting French (common) instead of Latin (religious, Church language) • literary, legal, scientific language ◦ Montaigne and Descartes contributed to this on a literary basis • whose French should be spoken? ◦ upper class French • Vaugelas (pictured in slide) ◦ grammarian ◦ argued that Parisian elite form of French was the French that should be adopted ◦ it
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