FRENCH 333 - French Phonetics
Section: 002
Term: WN 2018
Subject: French (FRENCH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Two courses in FRENCH numbered 250-299; or FRENCH 235 and two RCLANG 320; or FRENCH 235, one course in FRENCH numbered 250-299 and one RCLANG 320.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is designed to provide students with a foundation in phonetics, an introduction to French phonology as well as techniques for improving their own pronunciation or for teaching French to others. We will examine the relationship between the sounds of French and their spelling, the rules on the pronunciation of « universal » French as well as on syllabification, liaison, and the deletion or retention of the ‘mute e’.

Course Requirements:

Homework for each class consists of reading theory, writing phonetic transcriptions using the International Phonetic Alphabet, analyzing phonological problem sets, and oral practice using recordings on CTools. Written homework, tests, and a final written exam will evaluate students’ ability to recognize and describe phonological and orthographic patterns and use the phonetic alphabet. Participation, oral quizzes, and the final oral evaluation will be used to evaluate proficiency in pronunciation.

Intended Audience:

This is NOT a conversation or oral proficiency course but rather an introduction to one aspect of phonetics. The course requires attention to details, especially in the transcription system, in recognition of patterns, and in pronunciation.

FRENCH 333 - French Phonetics
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002 (REC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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