An Introduction to French Pronunciation / Edition 2

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In order to speak French as it is spoken by native-speakers, one needs not only to hear the language, but to know what to listen for. This comprehensive and accessible guide to current French pronunciation fulfills precisely this need. The orientation of An Introduction to French Pronunciation is consistently practical, with phonetic theory and technical terminology kept to the minimum necessary. It will be of interest to anyone with a basic knowledge of French who needs help and advice in achieving a more authentic pronunciation.
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Praise for Glanville Price's An Introduction to French Pronunciation, revised edition (Blackwell, 2005)...

“Glanville Price’s books on the grammar and history of the French language have been recognized as authoritative resources by generations of graduate students. The revised edition of his Introduction to French Pronunciation exhibits qualities that have contributed to the popularity of the work, especially comprehensibility and conciseness.” The Modern Language Journal

Praise for Glanville Price's A Comprehensive French Grammar (Blackwell, 2003)...

“Remarkably comprehensive … an essential grammar but good for a browse too. Conventional grammar and very much more is covered in meticulous detail.” Times Education Supplement

“As a pedagogic grammar, it is remarkably reliable and complete, with two key elements: a good index and excellent cross-referencing. He pitches the explanations at a level which is useful from first to final-year undergraduate linguists.” Journal of French Language Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405132558
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/11/2005
  • Series: Blackwell Reference Grammars Series , #3
  • Edition description: Revised 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 1,041,957
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Glanville Price is Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Wales Aberystwyth. His publications include Encyclopedia of the Languages of Europe(Blackwell 1998), Languages in Britain and Ireland(Blackwell 2000), and A Comprehensive French Grammar (Fifth Edition, Blackwell, 2003).
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Table of Contents

1 General considerations 1
2 The production of speech 13
3 The articulation of French 19
4 The vowel phonemes 21
5 The semi-consonants 27
6 The consonant phonemes 29
7 The rhythmic group 36
8 The syllable 41
9 Stress 45
10 The vowels in detail 53
11 Mute e 76
12 Vowel length 88
13 The semi-consonants in detail 94
14 The consonants in detail : (I) stops 100
15 The consonants in detail : (II) fricatives 106
16 The consonants in detail : (III) /r/, /l/ and the nasals 109
17 Germination 117
18 Consonantal assimilation 122
19 Liaison 129
20 Intonation 145
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