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French (FR)

FR 417 (IL) French Phonology (3) A formal study of the sound pattern of French.

FR 417 French Phonology (3)

The goal of this course is to present an introduction to the linguistic analysis of the sound pattern of French as it is actually spoken by real speakers. by the end of the semester, the student should be able to:
-transcribe French phonetically;
-understand the articulatory characteristics of French and how these differ from English;
-describe the relationship between French spelling and phonology
-examine what gives us accent in French;
-discern patterns of pronunciation in different varieties of the language;
-analyze real speakers' pronunciation on your own;
-create your own teaching/learning unit about some aspect of French phonology

Evaluative Methods: Student performance in this course is generally based on a series of assignments, quizzes, transcriptions, a research project and presentation, an evaluation of other students' presentations, and preparation/participation.

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: FR 201, FR 202

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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