Savoir dire / Edition 2

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Aimed at advanced students of French without an extensive background in linguistics, Savoir dire clearly and accessibly explains all major features of standard French pronunciation. The text successfully integrates pronunciation practice into all the major components of general French study: language, linguistics, culture, and literature. This edition provides students and professors with a fresh view of contemporary French pronunciation.
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"[Savoir Dire has] excellent explanations and literary text practice exercises."Explanations [are] complete and very clear, allowing students to read and comprehend 'theoretical' aspects."

"Students seem to like [Savoir dire]. They seem to enjoy a lot of the poetry, as well as the oral exercises, which are excellent.... It is relatively easy to prepare a syllabus from the book and study from it (the various topics are well balanced)."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618507061
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/9/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 517,625
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Dansereau is an Associate Professor of French at the University of Colorado at Denver, where she is Director of the French Program. She specializes in foreign language pedagogy, applied linguistics, and French language courses including phonetics, history of the French language, grammar, composition, conversation, and culture. Dr. Dansereau received her Ph.D. in Romance Linguistics from the University of Michigan. She has published several articles in professional journals, has served as a Certified ACTFL Oral Proficiency Tester, and is a member of several professional organizations including the American Association of the Teachers of French and the Modern Language Association. In 1991 she was named the Outstanding Teacher for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado at Denver.
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Table of Contents

Table des matières Première Partie. Les symboles phonetiques et la prosodie Chapitre 1. Les Organes de la parole et les symboles phonetiques Les organes de la parole La notation phonetique Les quatre phrases Pour chaque phrase: Choses a remarquer sur la notation phonetique; Choses a remarquer dans la phrase entière; Exercices d'application Chapitre 2. La Prosodie La joncture La syllabation L'enchaînement Exercices d'application L'accentuation L'accent tonique en anglais L'accent tonique en français L'accent tonique et le rythme du français Note linguistique: d'autres types d'accentuation en français Exercices d'application L'intonation Similarites entre le français et l'anglais Differences entre le français et l'anglais Variations stylistiques et dialectales Exercices d'application La liaison Consonnes en liaison Types de liaison. La liaison obligatoire; La liaison interdite; La liaison facultative Exercices d'application Exercices de revision (prosodie) Deuxième Partie. Les voyelles et les semi-voyelles Introduction Differences entre les voyelles du français et celles de l'anglais Chapitre 3. Étude detaillee des voyelles orales Articulation des voyelles orales Première serie: voyelles anterieures et ecartees Deuxième serie: voyelles anterieures et arrondies Troisième serie: voyelles posterieures et arrondies Chaque serie a les categories suivantes: Orthographe; Articulation; Tendances a eviter; Variations dialectales; Le son et la grammaire; Exercices d'application pour chaque son; Exercices de revision pour chaque serie Note linguistique sur la voyelle « a » posterieure Pour les voyelles moyennes: Syllabe accentuee; Syllabe inaccentuee. Note linguistique: l'harmonisation vocalique. Variations dialectales et stylistiques; Le son et la grammaire; Exercices d'application Exercices de revision (voyelles orales) Chapitre 4 Étude detaillee des voyelles nasales Introduction Variation dialectale Pour chacune des 3 voyelles nasales Orthographe Articulation Variation dialectale Le son et la grammaire Exercices d'application Note linguistique: une quatrième voyelle nasale? Exercices de revision (voyelles nasales) Voyelle orale ou voyelle nasale? À la fin du mot À l'interieur du mot. Note linguistique Exercices d'application Chapitre 5 Le e muet Orthographe Articulation Tendances a eviter Le son et la grammaire Choix de voyelle pour la lettre e Note linguistique Exercices d'application Le maintien ou la chute du e muet Le e muet interdit. Variation dialectale Le e muet obligatoire et facultatif a l'initial du mot ou du mot phonetique Le e muet obligatoire et facultatif a l'interieur du mot et du mot phonetique Variations stylistiques. Note linguistique: le e muet dans la poesie Exercices d'application Chapitre 6 Les Semi-voyelles Orthographe Articulation Tendances a eviter Le son et la grammaire L'emploi principal des semi-voyelles Note linguistique : L'emploi du trema Autres emplois des semi-voyelles Variation dialectale Exercices d'application Troisième Partie. Les consonnes Chapitre 7 Étude des consonnes Introduction Articulation des consonnes. Sonorite; Manière d'articuler; Lieu d'articulation Consonnes françaises comparees aux consonnes anglaises. Tension musculaire; Absence d'aspiration initiale; Anteriorite; Detente finale Assimilation de sonorite Exercices d'application Étude detaillee des consonnes Les occlusives. Articulation; Tendances a eviter; Le son et la grammaire; Orthographe; Exercices d'application Les fricatives. Articulation; Tendance a eviter; Le son et la grammaire; Orthographe; Exercices d'application Les liquides. Articulation; Variation dialectale. Orthographe; Exercices d'application Les nasales. Articulation; Tendances a eviter; Orthographe; Exercices d'application La lettre h Consonnes finales Consonnes finales muettes Consonnes finales prononcees: c, r, f, l Autres consonnes finales prononcees Cas particuliers: mots avec deux prononciations possibles Exercices d'application Exercices de revision (consonnes) Appendice A. La Notation phonetique (de l'alphabet phonetique international) Le français D'autres sons prononces en anglais (americain standard) et employes dans ce livre Appendice B. Exercices supplementaires de transcription I. Proverbes et expressions de tous les jours II. Sentences et maximes III. Textes litteraires Appendice C. Exercices de prononciation I. Une histoire II. Sentences et maximes III. Mots d'Heures Gousses Rames Appendice D. Textes litteraires I. Poesie II. Prose Vocabulaire phonetique Bibliographie Index Liste des figures Figure 1.1 Les organes de la parole Figure 3.1 La première serie des voyelles orales Figure 3.2 La deuxième serie des voyelles orales Figure 3.3 [y] anterieur et [u] posterieur Figure 3.4 La troisième serie des voyelles orales Figure 4.1 Les voyelles orales et nasales Figure 7.1 Le [r] anglais et le [r] français Liste des tableaux Tableau 1.1 Les sons du français: l'alphabet phonetique international Tableau 1.2 D'autres sons prononces en anglais (americain standard) et employes dans ce livre Tableau 3.1 L'articulation des voyelles orales Tableau 3.2 Resume de la distribution des voyelles moyennes anterieures et ecartees Tableau 3.3 Resume de la distribution des voyelles moyennes anterieures et arrondies Tableau 3.4 Resume de la distribution des voyelles moyennes posterieures Tableau 3.5 Resume de la distribution des voyelles moyennes en syllabe accentuee Tableau 3.6 Resume de la distribution des voyelles moyennes en syllabe inaccentuee Tableau 4.1 L'articulation des voyelles orales et nasales Tableau 4.2 Resume: voyelle orale ou voyelle nasale? Tableau 5.1 Resume des contextes où e = le e muet Tableau 5.2 Resume: e muet obligatoire, interdit ou facultatif? Tableau 6.1 L'articulation des voyelles orales et des semi-voyelles Tableau 6.2 Resume de l'emploi des semi-voyelles Tableau 7.1 L'articulation des consonnes françaises Tableau 7.2 Resume: consonnes occlusives et l'orthographe Tableau 7.3 Resume: consonnes fricatives et l'orthographe
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