Douglas C. Walker, a Professor of French and Linguistics in the Department of French, Italian and Spanish at the University of Calgary, teaches French and general linguistics. He has authored An In...
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French Sound Structure, with CD-ROM
French Sound Structure provides a comprehensive, detailed,
well-illustrated description of the pronunciation of Modern Standard
French, incorporating comments on regional and social variation, on
abbreviatory processes and Rword playS, and on certain historical
phonological changes that continue to be reflected in the
contemporary language. It is written in a way that presupposes
or no formal training in linguistics proper (other than some
familiarity with phonetic notation, to which students of linguistics
are normally exposed independently).
This work will
be of interest to university students studying French and to
of linguistics in general. Others wishing to know more about the
nature of the French language will also find the material useful,
since pronunciation is rarely considered in any detail in general
handbooks of French. The accompanying CD-ROM provides oral examples
that are relevant to the linguistic material under study.
Table of Contents
1. The Object of
2. Key Descriptive and Theoretical
3. Basic Descriptive Units and
4. Vowels and Semi-vowels
University of Calgary Press
Index. Illustrated with 1 chart*paperback
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242 pp., 6.00" x 9.00", January 2001