French - Theses, Dissertations, and other Required Graduate Degree Essays

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Au-delà du parricide : la (re) construction de la masculinité en fonction de la filiation paternelle dans le théâtre contemporain au Québec

Date created: 
2012-08-03
Abstract: 

The exploration of the construction of the masculine identity in Québécois literature has gained popularity over the last few years; however, the current research on this topic highlights an urgent need to redefine this concept. The aim of this project is to examine the relevance of the murder of the father as a signifier in the development of the construction of the identity of the son in the following contemporary Québécois plays: Le Faucon by Marie Laberge, L’Impératif présent by Michel Tremblay, and Littoral by Wajdi Mouawad. The current analysis suggests that the father figure should be seen as an influential factor in the construction of the masculine identity and that masculine identity in Quebec has for a long time been considered in a derogatory way.

Document type: 
Thesis
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Senior supervisor: 
Jorge Calderon
Department: 
Arts & Social Sciences: Department of French
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.

A linguistic approach to identifying stylistic facts in Marguerite Duras' "L'apráes-midi de Monsieur Andesmas"

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1978
Document type: 
Thesis
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Senior supervisor: 
Ch. P. Bouton
Department: 
Arts and Social Sciences: Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.A.)

Analyse descriptive de quelques aspects de la langue du theatre de Michel Tremblay. --

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1972
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Senior supervisor: 
Marguerite Saint-Jacques
Department: 
Arts and Social Sciences: Department of Modern Languages
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.A.)

Étude morphologique et syntaxique du français parlé par un groupe de jeunes gens a Maillardville (C.B.).

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1968
Abstract: 

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Document type: 
Thesis
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Senior supervisor: 
G.L. Bursill-Hall
Department: 
Arts and Social Sciences: Department of Modern Languages
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.

The partitive in French : a comparison of four analyses

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1968
Abstract: 

Four analyses of the forms du, de la, de 1* , des and dg were compared in order to evaluate the insights they were able to provide into the so-called partitive forms. i ?f Grevisse's Le Bon Usage was chosen as an example of a traditional analysis which uses multiple criteria of classification, meaning, structure and function. The first full structural analysis of the noun system in French, Gramma ire structurale du fran^ais by Jean Dubois, was chosen as an analysis in which only the syntagmatic relationships of the speech chain are taken into account in setting up the various systems in the language. The treatment of the partitive article by Gustave Guillaume was chosen as an analysis which claims to show the operation of the mental processes which underlie the observable phenomena in the speech chain. Finally an article by Kaurice Gross, "Sur une regie de 'cacophonie1 ", which develops a suggestion made by Chomsky for a T-rule relaying to the partitive, was chosen as an analysis claiming to show the operation of processes which relate the underlying and the superficial structures of the language. Comparison of the four analyses revealed that it was 'the idea of language process as it is embodied in T-rules that gave the neatest account of the distribution of 'partitive' de in relation to du, de la, de 1', and des. It was the requirement of generality of application of T-rules .that gave the only motivated description of the formation of the partitive as a combination of precosition de and the generic article le. It was the application of one or both of two deletion rules that linked a wider range of phenomena than could be related by the other types of analyses.

Document type: 
Thesis
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Senior supervisor: 
Brian Newton
Department: 
Arts and Social Sciences: French Department
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.