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 acoustic analysis as well as formal phonological analysis.
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.