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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21St Street, B7600, HRH 2.114A, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Fall 2007

FR 324L • PRACTICAL PHONETICS

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37625 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
HRH 4.102B
MONTREUIL, J.P.

Course Description

This introductory course in French phonetics will provide third-year students with an opportunity to sharpen their pronunciation skills by studying the articulation of French sounds, in isolation and in context. Emphasis will bear on prosody and intonation, and much attention will be devoted to reading skills. Students will also learn the basics of descriptive phonetics and transcription techniques. Required for teacher certification in the state of Texas. Attendance policy: Three unquestioned absences. Other absences heavily penalized. Homework: Please return in class (not in my box, not in my mail). Thanks.

On-line audio program: the audio exercises that accompany this book are all digitized and accessible online from any UT computer system, at http://www.laits.utexas.edu/itsaud/. Each course has a page with numbered exercises. Instructor: Jean-Pierre Montreuil, HRH 3.108-A, 471-6555 office hours: Monday 11-12, Wednesday 1-2

Grading Policy

- attendance, lab work and other homework: 10% - three written tests (the last one comprehensive): 70% - one individualized oral exam: 20% - no final examination

Texts

Diane Dansereau, Savoir Dire: Cours de phonétique et de prononciation, Biston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2006

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