. - French Language 1 (Language and Phonology) PROFESSOR SARA CIGADA COURSE AIMS The course will impart the key theoretical notions that underpin the specific features of the French phonetic and phonological system and systematically verify their use to consolidate the student’s oral (comprehension and production) skills. COURSE CONTENT Modern French phonetics and phonology Topics and issues of French phonetics - Articulatory aspects - IPA transcription - E caduc - Liaison e enchaînement - The syllable - The varieties of France - Spelling issues - French phonology between phonetics and morphology - Prose: structures and functions. - francophonia and Francophonia READING LIST Exam preparation will be based on the course notes, the materials used in class and the following titles: P. LEON, La prononciation du français, A. Colin, Paris, 2011 (parts). A. BERIT HANSEN – C. JUILLARD, La Phonologie parisienne à trente ans d'intervalle, “French Language Studies” 21 (2011), pp. 313-359 H. WALTER, Langue française, langues régionales et francophonie, “Lingua e stile” XXXVI/2, 2001, pp. 267-273 The lecturer will post additional information on the reading list on her webpage during the course. The Home Reading List will be provided at the start of the course. TEACHING METHOD Lectures, listening to audio texts, phonetic transcriptions and analyses. ASSESSMENT METHOD Oral exam in French to test the student’s theoretical and practical knowledge (comprehension, phonetic transcription, oral production and reading out loud). The exam will start by testing the student’s knowledge of the home reading list (reading, translation, commentary). NOTES The student is reminded that the start of each Language course year must begin with a written or oral test (the student is free to choice which). A pass in both tests will qualify the student for the final French Language (Language and Phonology) exam. Further information can be found on the lecturer's webpage at http://docenti.unicatt.it/web/searchByName.do?language=ENG, or on the Faculty notice board.