An Introduction to French Pronunciation / Edition 2

An Introduction to French Pronunciation / Edition 2

by Glanville Price
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405132558

ISBN-13: 9781405132558

Pub. Date: 07/11/2005

Publisher: Wiley

An Introduction to French Pronunciation is a comprehensive and accessible guide to current French pronunciation.

  • enables students to not only to hear the language, but to know what to listen for
  • includes chapters on the general principles of French phonetics and regional variations in the pronunciation of French
  • includes discussion of vowels,
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    Overview

    An Introduction to French Pronunciation is a comprehensive and accessible guide to current French pronunciation.

  • enables students to not only to hear the language, but to know what to listen for
  • includes chapters on the general principles of French phonetics and regional variations in the pronunciation of French
  • includes discussion of vowels, semi-consonants, consonants, rhythmic groups, the syllable, liaison and intonation
  • written by a leading figure in the field, the author of A Comprehensive French Grammar (Blackwell, 2003)
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781405132558
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Publication date:
    07/11/2005
    Series:
    Blackwell Reference Grammars Series, #3
    Edition description:
    Revised 2nd Edition
    Pages:
    188
    Product dimensions:
    5.48(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.50(d)

    Table of Contents

    Preface.

    1. General Considerations.

    1.1 Introduction.

    1.2 Sounds, Phonemes and Allophones.

    1.3 Suprasegmental Features.

    1.4 The Articulation of French.

    1.5 The Organization of this book.

    1.6 References and Further Reading.

    1.7 Phonetic Symbols.

    2. The Production of Speech.

    2.1 Introduction.

    2.2 The Vocal Cords and Voice.

    2.3 Articulators.

    2.4 Active Articulators.

    2.5 Passive Articulators.

    2.6 Terminology.

    3. The Articulation of French.

    3.1 Articulatory Tension.

    3.2 Pure Vowels.

    4. The Vowel Phonemes.

    4.1 Principles of Classification.

    4.2 Point of Articulation.

    4.3 The Height of the Tongue or the Degree of Aperture.

    4.4 Lip Configuration.

    4.5 Orality or Nasality.

    4.6 Classification and IPA Symbols.

    4.7 Front Unrounded Vowels.

    4.8 Front Rounded Vowels.

    4.9 Mute e.

    4.10 Back Rounded Vowels.

    4.11 Nasal Vowels.

    4.12 Summary Table.

    5. The Semi-Consonants.

    5.1 General.

    6. The Consonant Phonemes.

    6.1 Principles of Classification.

    6.2 Point of Articulation.

    6.3 Manner (or Mode) of Articulation.

    6.4 Presence or Absence of Voice.

    6.5 Classification and IPA Symbols.

    6.6 Stops.

    6.7 Fricatives.

    6.8 Lateral.

    6.9 Nasals.

    6.10 r-Sounds.

    6.11 Summary Table.

    7. The Rhythmic Group.

    7.1 Introduction.

    7.2 The Different Types of Group.

    7.3 The Rhythmic Group.

    7.4 The Rhythmic Group and the Word.

    8. The Syllable.

    8.1 Introduction.

    8.2 The Rules of Syllabification.

    8.3 Syllabification within the Sense Group.

    8.4 Closed and Open Syllables.

    8.5 Syllable-Timing and Stress-Timing.

    9. Stress.

    9.1 Normal Stress.

    9.2 Emphatic Stress.

    9.3 Contrastive Stress.

    9.4 Normal Stress in French.

    9.5 Emphatic Stress in French.

    9.6 Contrastive Stress in French.

    9.7 Other Types of Stress.

    10. The Vowels in Detail.

    10.1 Introduction.

    10.2 /i/ - High Front Unrounded.

    10.3 /y/ - High Front Rounded.

    10.4 /u/ - High Back Rounded.

    10.5 The Three Pairs of Mid-Vowels.

    10.6 /e/ - High –Mid Front Unrounded; /ε/ - Low-Mid Front Unrounded.

    10.7 /ø/ - High-Mid Front Rounded; /œ/ - Low-Mid Front Rounded.

    10.8 /o/ - High-Mid Back Rounded; /]/ - Low-Mid Back Rounded.

    10.9 /a/ - Low Front Unrounded; /Y/ Low Back Rounded.

    10.10 The Nasal Vowels.

    10.11 Unvoicing of Vowels.

    10.12 Canadianisms.

    11. Mute e.

    11.1 Introduction.

    11.2 Four Simple ‘Rules’.

    11.3 An Expansion of the Four ‘Rules’.

    11.4 Rule 1.

    11.5 Rule 2.

    11.6 Rule 3.

    11.7 Rule 4.

    11.8 Three or More Mute es in Succession.

    11.9 Miscellaneous Points.

    12. Vowel Length.

    12.1 Introduction.

    12.2 Five Simple Rules.

    12.3 Rule 1.

    12.4 Rule 2.

    12.5 Rule 3.

    12.6 Rule 4.

    12.7 Rule 5.

    12.8 Is Vowel Length Ever Phonemic in French?.

    12.9 Other Alternatives.

    13. The Semi-Consonants in Detail.

    13.1 Introduction.

    13.2 /i/ or /j/ after a Vowel?.

    13.3 /j/, /l/ or /ll/ after /i/?.

    13.4 Intervocalic /j/.

    13.5 /r/.

    13.6 /r/ and /w/.

    13.7 Vowel or Semi-Consonant?.

    14. The Consonants in Detail: (I) Stops.

    14.1 Introduction.

    14.2 Mode of Articulation (General).

    14.3 French and English Stops.

    14.4 Point of Articulation.

    14.5 A Canadianism.

    14.6 The Glottal Stop.

    15. The Consonants in Detail: (II) Fricatives.

    15.1 French and English Fricatives.

    15.2 Manner of Articulation.

    15.3 Point of Articulation.

    16. The Consonants in Detail: (III) /r/, /l/ and the Nasals.

    16.1 The Varieties of French /r/.

    16.2 The Lateral Consonant /l/.

    16.3 The Nasal Consonants /m/, /n/, /…/ and /N/.

    16.4 The Release of Final Consonants.

    16.5 Voiceless /l/ and /r/.

    16.6 Voiceless /m/.

    17. Gemination.

    17.1 Long Consonants and Geminate Consonants.

    17.2 French Geminates.

    18. Consonantal Assimilation.

    18.1 Introduction.

    18.2 Regressive Assimilation of Fortes and Lenes.

    18.3 Progressive Assimilation.

    18.4 Assimilation to Vowels.

    19. Liaison.

    19.1 Origins.

    19.2 The Problem.

    19.3 The Liaison Forms.

    19.4 Words Having No Special Liaison Form.

    19.5 Compulsory Liaison.

    19.6 Generally Acceptable Liaison.

    19.7 No Liaison.

    20. Intonation.

    20.1 Introduction.

    20.2 Types of Utterance.

    20.3 Declarative Sentences.

    20.4 Yes-No Questions.

    20.5 Wh-Questions.

    20.6 Imperative Sentences.

    20.7 Level Intonation.

    References for Further Reading.

    Index.

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