FRE 376H1F

French Phonology and Phonetics


E. Dunbar


A phonetic and phonological study of the sound system of French as spoken by native and non-native speakers. Both segmental (allophonic variation, cluster simplification, assimilation/coarticulation) and prosodic phenomena (liaison, stress) will be investigated. Students will receive training in acoustic analysis as well as formal phonological analysis. 

Required text:

Vaissière, Jacqueline. 2020. La phonétique (4ème édition). Collection Que sais-je?, Presses universitaires de France.

Assignments and evaluation:

Tests and quizzes (45%); assignments (45%); participation (10%). 

The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.


FRE272H1, FRE274H1