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Content description VCFRU087

French: F–10 Sequence / Levels 9 and 10 / Understanding / Language variation and change
Content description
Analyse and explain how and why language is used differently in different contexts and relationships
  1. recognising the diversity of spoken forms of French from region to region (for example, les accents du Midi, l’accent parisien, toulousain, picard) and from country to country (le Québecois, La Réunion), considering concepts such as la norme, la diversité, l’intelligibilité and les élites in terms of how language variation can both reflect and shape social and cultural processes
  2. exploring how texts achieve different effects, (for example, moving from generic terms such as les fleurs to specific detail such as les violettes, les jonquilles, les roses mignonnes in advertisements to suggest superior or specialised taste)
  3. understanding the power of language to influence people’s actions and beliefs, for example by analysing language used in community appeals in response to natural disasters
  4. comparing language and textual features used in texts to entertain different age groups, (for example, amusing rhymes for les tout petits, dessins d’humour for older children, and les blagues, l’humour noir and l’humour adolescent for older students)
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