Advanced French Phonology

FRIT-F670 — Spring 2022

Jeffrey Lamontagne
LH 016
Days and Times
MW 9:45 A - 11:00 A
Course Description

In this course, we examine French phonology across varieties through the lens of phonological theory. We demonstrate benefits and drawbacks of models of representation (suprasegmental and subsegmental) and phonological processing. We additionally highlight cases where the phonology of French poses problems for existing theories and further situate French with respect to typological debates (e.g. epenthetic segments, syllable and foot structures, stress “deafness”, and isochrony). By the end of the course, students will have an understanding of the range of phonological theories, knowledge of phonological variation in French, and experience with phonological analysis (both quantitative and traditional).

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