French Phonology and Phonetics
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 experimental phonetics (perception and production studies, acoustic analysis) as well as formal phonological analysis.
Léon, Phonétisme et prononciations du français, 6th ed. (Available at the U of T Bookstore)
Assignments and evaluation:
Two in-class tests (2x25%); Two take-home assignments (2x20%); Overall assessment (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.