ISBN-10:
0130601411
ISBN-13:
9780130601414
Pub. Date:
07/04/2002
Publisher:
Pearson
Facile a dire! Les sons du Francais / Edition 1

Facile a dire! Les sons du Francais / Edition 1

by Annie Dumenil, Annie Duminil

Paperback

View All Available Formats & Editions
Current price is , Original price is $100.2. You
Select a Purchase Option (New Edition)
  • purchase options
    $87.67 $100.20 Save 13% Current price is $87.67, Original price is $100.2. You Save 13%.
  • purchase options
    $55.06 $100.20 Save 45% Current price is $55.06, Original price is $100.2. You Save 45%.
    icon-error
    Note: Access code and/or supplemental material are not guaranteed to be included with textbook rental or used textbook.
  • purchase options

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780130601414
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/04/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 266
Sales rank: 1,136,414
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Read an Excerpt

Facile à dire was written for third-year French students and is based on materials developed for a French phonetics course taught at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. All materials presented in the book have been tested and revised according to students' comments from questionnaires and their reactions in the phonetics course. In addition to the main text, the book also includes a 150-minute recording, on three audio CDs, of the pronunciation and transcription exercises marked 9 in the book. Supplementary testing and practice materials (with dictées phonétiques for each lesson) are also available from the author at dumenila@sc.edu to adopters of the book, together with a model syllabus.

The purpose of Facile à dire is to help students improve their pronunciation while they learn the rules of "standardized" spoken French. To that aim, the book takes into account the major contrastive features of the sounds of French and English and addresses the particular challenges that American native speakers face when learning to pronounce French. The book treats all the sounds of the language in detail. With the help of chart summaries, it expands on the discussion of sounds that present the most difficulty for students, such as nasal vowels, mid vowels, semi-vowels, mute e, liaison. Finally, the book discusses the correlation between sound and spelling in the case of certain consonants.

The book is divided into fourteen chapters, and the materials can be taught in their entirety in 42 (50-minute) class days. Since some series of sounds are more challenging to students, the chapters are of unequal length. However, all chapters are similarly organized:

  • Description of the articulatory features of the sounds with a discussion of the contrastive features with English wherever relevant
  • A chart for each sound discussed and the corresponding (general) spelling, with accompanying comments
  • Pronunciation exercises with emphasis on each sound discussed, but also with ongoing practice of the sounds presented previously
  • Transcription exercises (at the sentence level), which also serve as pronunciation practice for students
  • Discussion of sound variation wherever relevant
  • Additional transcription exercises in the case of sound variation
  • Chart summaries in the case of nasal vowels, semi-vowels, mid vowels, mute e, and liaison.

In addition, the book includes, for each major series of sounds, a review section with supplementary transcription/discussion exercises and answer keys, to transcriptions and discussion questions, together with additional pronunciation practice at the sentence level.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. La chaîne parlée.

2. Les voyelles: Généralités.

3. Les voyelles fermées.

4. Les voyelles ouvertes.

5. Les voyelles nasales.

6. Les semi-voyelles.

7. Les voyelles médiales.

8. Le <e> <<muet>>.

9. Les consonnes: Généralités.

10. La liaison.

11. Les liquides.

12. Les occlusives.

13. Les fricatives.

14. Les nasales.

Preface

Facile à dire was written for third-year French students and is based on materials developed for a French phonetics course taught at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. All materials presented in the book have been tested and revised according to students' comments from questionnaires and their reactions in the phonetics course. In addition to the main text, the book also includes a 150-minute recording, on three audio CDs, of the pronunciation and transcription exercises marked 9 in the book. Supplementary testing and practice materials (with dictées phonétiques for each lesson) are also available from the author at dumenila@sc.edu to adopters of the book, together with a model syllabus.

The purpose of Facile à dire is to help students improve their pronunciation while they learn the rules of "standardized" spoken French. To that aim, the book takes into account the major contrastive features of the sounds of French and English and addresses the particular challenges that American native speakers face when learning to pronounce French. The book treats all the sounds of the language in detail. With the help of chart summaries, it expands on the discussion of sounds that present the most difficulty for students, such as nasal vowels, mid vowels, semi-vowels, mute e, liaison. Finally, the book discusses the correlation between sound and spelling in the case of certain consonants.

The book is divided into fourteen chapters, and the materials can be taught in their entirety in 42 (50-minute) class days. Since some series of sounds are more challenging to students, the chapters are of unequal length. However, all chapters are similarly organized:

  • Description of the articulatory features of the sounds with a discussion of the contrastive features with English wherever relevant
  • A chart for each sound discussed and the corresponding (general) spelling, with accompanying comments
  • Pronunciation exercises with emphasis on each sound discussed, but also with ongoing practice of the sounds presented previously
  • Transcription exercises (at the sentence level), which also serve as pronunciation practice for students
  • Discussion of sound variation wherever relevant
  • Additional transcription exercises in the case of sound variation
  • Chart summaries in the case of nasal vowels, semi-vowels, mid vowels, mute e, and liaison.

In addition, the book includes, for each major series of sounds, a review section with supplementary transcription/discussion exercises and answer keys, to transcriptions and discussion questions, together with additional pronunciation practice at the sentence level.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews