Historical Phonetics of French

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 orthography. More precisely, we’ll explore the laws that governed 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 on the study of the different phonetic changes to which vowels and consonants, among others, are subject.

No prior training in linguistics is required.

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FREN 6604

All Sections in Summer 2021 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2021 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6604A-L21 Lecture (Tejedor De Felipe)