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ERIC Number: ED037121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 10
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Old French for Undergraduates.
Sargent, Barbara Nelson
A list of six main benefits of the study of Old French at the undergraduate level follows a discussion of the value, function, and goals of such a program. The advantages discussed result in: (1) a first-hand acquaintance with medieval masterpieces, (2) a sense of continuity in the history of literature, (3) improved techniques in critical reading, (4) growth in linguistic competence useful in graduate studies, (5) comprehension of the development of French literary genres, and (6) an increase in the number of French medievalists. Some objections to teaching Old French to undergraduates are raised and rebutted. (RL)
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Note: Paper presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association of America, New York, New York, December 27-29, 1964