Sounds of French An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0521315107
ISBN-13: 9780521315104
Edition: 1987
Authors: Bernard Tranel
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Description: Tranel's textbook is principally addressed to English speakers who want to improve their French pronunciation. It describes the difficulties typically encountered, explains why they occur and suggests ways to improve them. In addition, from a more  More...

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Book details

List price: $67.00
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/25/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792

Tranel's textbook is principally addressed to English speakers who want to improve their French pronunciation. It describes the difficulties typically encountered, explains why they occur and suggests ways to improve them. 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. Perfect for both relative beginners and more advanced students, Tranel's book draws on contrastive analysis, general phonetics, traditional knowledge, and more modern developments in phonology, historical linguistics, and orthography. Intended for classroom use, the book will appeal to teachers because of its wide scholarship and firm grasp of instructional principles, while students will welcome Tranel's clear style and organization.

Preface
Special note to English-speaking students learning French
Organization of the book
The language of reference
Acknowledgments
Introductory concepts
Orthography, pronunciation, and phonetic notation
Introduction
Phonetic notation
Orthography
From letters to sounds
From sounds to letters
Other complications
Conclusion
Basic notions of phonetics
Introduction
The production and perception of sounds: general outline
The production and classification of sounds
Adaptation of the respiratory function
The vocal cords
The supraglottal cavities
The nasal cavity
The oral cavity
Consonants
Consonants: manner of articulation
Consonants: place of articulation
Vowels
Vowels: aperture
Vowels: lip position
Vowels: place of articulation
Glides
Vowels and glides
Vowel systems
Introduction
Stress and rhythm
Vowel inventories
The French vowel system
The English vowel system
Complementary remarks
Contrastive study
Diphthongization
Rounded vowels
Closed vowels
Mid vowels
Open vowels
Contrastive study: conclusion
Distribution of vowels
Introduction
Vowel length
Distribution of mid vowels
Mid vowels in word-final syllables
[e]-[varepsilon] in word-final syllables
[o]-[characters not reproducible] in word final syllables
[phis]-[oe] in word final syllables
Summary: mid vowels in word-final syllables
Mid vowels in non-final syllables
Introduction
Role of syllable structure
Role of vowel harmony
Role of derivational morphology
Other factors and interactions
Summary: mid vowels in non-final syllables
Distribution of [a] and [d]
Nasal vowels
Introduction
Articulatory characteristics
The role of nasality in French
Contrastive study
Historical sketch
Nasal vowels and orthography
Nasal vowels and liaison
E
Introduction
E-deletion: general principles
E-deletion: refinements
Initial es and internal es
E in the initial syllable of a group
E in contiguous syllables
Some special cases
H-aspire words
[CLjV] sequences
The pronoun le
Other cases
The future and the conditional
Final es
Other cases of vowel deletion
Glides
Introduction
The front rounded glide [characters not reproducible]
The representation of glides in the orthography
The representation of [characters not reproducible]
The representation of [w]
The representation of [j]
The distribution of glides
Correspondences between closed vowels and glides
Remarks on pronunciation variations with glides
Consonants
Consonantal systems
Introduction
Consonant inventories and comparative overview
Contrastive study
Voiceless stops
Voicing
Release
The place of articulation of [t, d, n]
Practical concluding remarks
L and R
Introduction
l, r, and syllabicity
The articulation of l
The articulation of r
Occlusive rs
Trilled rs
Tapped rs
Constrictive rs
Front rs
Back rs
English and French r: contrastive study
Learning the French back r
Conclusion
Double consonants and final consonants
Introduction
Double consonants
The pronunciation of the double consonants of the orthography
Other cases of geminate consonants
Double consonants: summary
Final consonants
General considerations
Individual study of final consonants
B
C
D
F
G
H
J
K
L
M
N
P
Q
R
S
T
V
W
X
Z
Final consonants: conclusion
Liaison
Introduction
Brief history of liaison
Conditions for the occurrence of linking consonants
Phonetic factors
Morphological factors
Syntactic factors
Additional remarks
Practical advice
Suprasegmentals
Stress and intonation
Introduction
Stress
Grammatical stress
The placement of grammatical stress
The strength of grammatical stress
Grammatical stress in phrases and sentences
Grammatical stress: concluding remarks
Emphatic stress
Intonation
Appendices
The International Phonetic Association
Diacritic marks in French orthography
Outline of the history of French orthography
Sounds and letters in French: summary
A selection of h-aspire words
Fundamental principles of French pronunciation: summary
Bibliography

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