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FREN6604

Historical Phonetics of French

This course aims to provide an overview of the history of the phonetic system of the French language and the evolution of its spelling. More precisely, the laws that governed on the phonetic transformations from Latin to contemporary French and the impact they have had on the morphology. To do this, we will discuss the basics of general phonetics and articulatory phonetics of contemporary French so that we can then focus our attention on the study of different phonetic changes which are subject, among other vowels and consonants.

No prior training in linguistics is required.
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Linguistics

Sections

Summer 2013

FREN6604A-L13 Lecture (Tejedor De Felipe)