The Sounds of French: An Introduction
Cambridge University Press, 25 déc. 1987
This introductory textbook is principally addressed to English speakers who want systematically to improve their pronunciation of French - whether relative beginners or more advanced students. It describes the difficulties typically encountered, explains why they occur. and suggests ways to resolve them. It also explains how certain properties of the French sound system came about as the language changed over time, and it includes an examination of the relationship between French spelling and French pronunciation. Although focusing on the pronunciation of standard French, different pronunciations in other varieties of French (Québec French, Southern French, etc.) are also considered. In addition, from a more theoretical perspective, the book provides readers with a fundamental understanding of the way French sounds are produced and how they behave according to general linguistic principles. Overall the book stands as a multifaceted introduction to French sounds, drawing for its account on contrastive analysis, general phonetics, traditional knowledge and modern developments in phonology, historical linguistics, and orthography. Teachers of French will welcome Bernard Tranel's wide scholarship and firm grasp of teaching principles, while students will welcome the refreshing clarity of style and organization.
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Vowels and glides
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accent adjective adverbs alphabet alveolar ridge arbre articulatory basic Chapter CLjV closed syllables closed vowels consonant-letters constriction contrast corresponds dark l deletion devoicing dialects diphthongs distinction double consonants e-deletion emphatic stress English speakers English words example final consonants final syllable French orthography French vowels fricatives front geminate glides grammatical stress gros h-aspiré words indicate intonation languages letter linguistic linking consonant lips mid vowels nasal consonant nasal vowels native speakers non-final syllables Note noun occlusion occur open syllables open vowels oral cavity oral vowel phonetic symbol phonetic transcription phonetic value phrase place of articulation plural position preceding prepositions produced pronounced pronunciation Quebec French represent the sound role rounded vowels Rule sentence sequence speakers learning speech spelling standard French stops stressed syllables syllable nucleus syntactic Table tongue tip unrounded unstressed vocal cords voiced voiceless vowel harmony vowel-initial words vowel-letters whereas word-final syllables