Scientific study of the French sound system with special emphasis on "lower level" phonetic rules. Focus on data from standard French as well as socioeconomic and geographic variations. Prerequisite: either FRENCH 203, FRENCH 223, or FRENCH 234; either LING 200 or LING 400.
Autumn 2000 -- A theoretical , descriptive, and practical study of the French soundsystem with special emphasis on articulation, auditory discrimination,liaison, linking, and intonation. The course includes a study of therelation between sound and spelling, using as one of the aids to this end the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). It will focus on Standard French, with some discussion of regional and social dialect variation. Required textbook: Dansereau Diane, Savoir Dire, (D. C. Heath), 1990.
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