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eBook An Introduction to French Pronunciation (English and French Edition) ePub

by Glanville Price

  • ISBN: 0631154760
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Glanville Price
  • Language: English French
  • Publisher: Blackwell Pub (April 1, 1991)
  • Pages: 116
  • ePub book: 1779 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1524 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 171

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The orientation of An Introduction to French Pronunciation’s is consistently practical, and phonetic theory and technical terminology are kept to the minimum necessary.

The first three chapters outline the book's aims, level and scope, as well as the general principles of French phonetics. The orientation of An Introduction to French Pronunciation’s is consistently practical, and phonetic theory and technical terminology are kept to the minimum necessary. It will be of interest to anyone with a basic knowledge of French who needs help and advice in achieving a more authentic pronunciation.

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Glanville Price, An Introduction to French Pronunciation. Oxford: Blackwell, 1991, v–ix + 176 pp. - François Wioland, Prononcer les most du français: sons et des rythmes. Série F Autoformation. Armstrong, Lilias E. (1932, reprinted 1974). The Phonetics of French. MacCarthy, Peter (1975). The Pronunciation of French. Oxford University Press. Recommend this journal.

Glanville Price is Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Wales Aberystwyth. 1. French and English Stops. Point of Articulation.

The orientation of An Introduction to French Pronunciation is consistently practical, with phonetic theory and technical terminology kept to the minimum necessary.

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It also includes discussion of vowels, semi-consonants, consonants, rhythmic groups, the syllable, liaison and intonation. It is written by a leading figure in the field, the author of "A Comprehensive French Grammar" (Blackwell, 2003).

To begin with, this is NOT a book for the beginning student of French. Start with a more classic description of grammar.

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Because of this, French pronunciation is quite similar to English. Of course, there a few differences between French and English sounds too: agneaux "lamb". In fact, there are more common sounds than there are different ones. Chances are, you can imitate these words without much difficulty because these words use common sounds that exist in English.

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When I took French phonetics in college, we used "Savoir Dire" by Diane Dansereau. But I used Price's book as a complimentary text. Price's book could've benefited more if it had had CDs to go along with it. But his explanations are in crystal-clear English.

However, being written completely in English could be seen as a disadvantage. Almost all of my professors would prefer to use a textbook that is written in the target language. "Savoir Dire" is, which is why my phonetics professor used it.

One problem I saw in the book was how the liaisons were transcribed. For example, I you were to transcribe "les oranges," you would write [le zo] to transcribe the first two syllables. However, Price's book transcribes "les oranges" as [lez o] to transcribe the first two syllables. This is how the liaisons are transcribed throughout the entire book.

My advice is to use this book as a complimentary text. It will definitely help you if you are having trouble understanding what your other phonetics book is trying to explain in the target language.

Brandon Simpson
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The classic work on French pronunciation is Pierre Fouché's Traité de prononciation française, available at Amazon.fr. If you have ever researched a pronunciation question in Fouché's excellent work, you will have found that he covers seemingly every subject in extensive detail, with numerous examples as well as exceptions. For example, Fouché devotes one chapter, 49 pages, to the pronunciation of the mute e. For the foreign student of French, Fouché offers more detail than is needed and it is easy to miss the forest for the trees. This work by Glanville Price, An Introduction to French Pronunciation, offers the native English speaker already familiar with French an extremely helpful discussion of the points needed for mastery, while omitting the esoteric examples and exceptions covered by Fouché.
Price intended his work "not for absolute beginners. It is a book for those who already have at least a basic knowledge of how French is pronounced but who need help and advice with a view to improving their pronunciation, to making it more authentic, to eliminating serious errors, and to reducing to an acceptable minimum features of their pronunciation that would betray them as non-native speakers."
The list of chapter titles summarizes the topics discussed by Price:
General Considerations
The Production of Speech
The Articulation of French
The Vowel Phonemes
The Semi-Consonants
The Consonant Phonemes
The Rhythmic Group
The Syllable
Stress
The Vowels in Detail
Mute e
Vowel Length
The Semi-Consonants in Detail
The Consonants in Detail: (I) Stops
The Consonants in Detail: (II) Fricatives
The Consonants in Detail: (III) /r/, /l/ and the Nasals
Gemination
Consonantal Assimilation
Liaison
Intonation
For several of these subjects, e.g., mute e and liaison, Price offers basic rules and intermediate rules sufficient to improve your pronunciation, without the excruciating and esoteric detail of Fouché. For other subjects, e.g., syllabication, gemination (i.e., repeated consonants), consonantal assimilation (consecutive consonants), and phrase intonation, Price provides information for the foreign student that is not even covered or covered only sketchily by Fouché, who targets native French speakers. For example, Price uses syllabication to explain the variation in pronunciation of the e acute and e grave, e.g., why the "ai" is pronounced as e-acute in "aider" but e-grave in "aide". Where Price discusses differences between Parisian French and other dialects, including Canadian, as well as subtle variations in pronunciation, he offers guidance for the English speaker on which subtleties need to be mastered and which can be safely skipped or deferred.
Noticeably omitted from this work is any audio support, cassette or CD, providing aural examples of the points discussed. Price's philosophy on this is to give the student clear indication of what to listen for, what features to imitate, and what features not to imitate, when listening to any French speaker.