French and Italian | Phonetics and Pronunciation - Lecture
F315 | 16906 | Dekydtspotter, Laurent
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 FRIT F 250 or equivalent. Choose one drill section
(16907 or 16908) to go with this lecture component.