French And Italian | Phonetics and Pronunciation
F315 | 2515 | Dekydtspotter
Prerequisite: FRIT F250. French F315 has three objectives: (1) to develop
students' communicative skills by practice in listening comprehension and
conversational practice; (2) to improve students' pronunciation accuracy and
oral fluency and to train them to evaluate their own pronunciation; (3) to
learn about the sound system and its role in the grammar vocabulary of the
language, as well as a marker of social and geographical identity. The focus
will be on the pronunciation of Standard French, that is, the speech of the
educated Parisian that serves as model in the French speaking world. However,
students will be introduced to salient features of other varieties of French.
The course meets five times weekly: two small practice sessions (10-12
students), two lectures, and one session of practice in the language lab
under the supervision of the instructors or tutorial instruction. All
components of the course are taught in French.