French and Italian | Phonetics & Pronunciation
F315 | 2546 | Prof. Rottet
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. Prerequisite is