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Content description VCFRU089

French: F–10 Sequence / Levels 9 and 10 / Understanding / Language variation and change
Content description
Identify examples of French language used to influence social and cultural relationships and practices
  1. finding examples of language used for social commentary or to influence actions or beliefs, (for example, emotive language and images in reports on cruelty to children or to animals [la violence, la négligence, l’intimidation, l’abus; menacer, blesser, battre])
  2. understanding how language variation can reflect cultural and social identity, inclusion or exclusion, (for example, inclusive language of political speeches (Nous les pères et les mères des futurs citoyens de notre belle France…), or inclusion and exclusion through the use of langage codifié (le verlan d’une sous-culture: zyva — vas-y; ouf — fou; zarbi-bizarre)
  3. examining how specialised language associated with professional, commercial or cultural ways of speaking or writing can create barriers for some members of a language community, (for example, legal or medical terms, arts-related expressions, or bureaucratic language)
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