This course focuses on several issues in the structure of the French sound system which have played a central role in the development of phonological theory. These issues, and particularly the problems of nasal vowels, final consonants, and schwa on which we will concentrate most of our time, have been treated extensively in a sequence of approaches and allow an exploration of core issues in phonology. A recurring theme of the course is the interaction between morphology and phonology in French and the nature of phonological representations.