Introduction to French Phonology

FRIT-F576 — Fall 2021

Jeffrey Lamontagne
JH A107 (Jordan Hall)
Days and Times
11:30A - 12:45P, TR
Course Description

F576 introduces French phonology from a sociolinguistic perspective, exploring the major controversies of 20th century phonological analysis and their evolution into current theoretical frameworks. We will focus on two types of phonological models (rule-based and constraint-based) and discuss models of segmental representation (features, trees). Over the course of the semester, we will examine well-known French sound-system phenomena such as latent final consonants, e ‘muet’, nasal vowels, h-aspiré, and prosodic structure.

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