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by Glanville Price


The first three chapters outline the book's aims, level and scope, as well as the general principles of French phonetics. The author also alerts the reader to regional variations in the pronunciation of French

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It starts out with the alphabet, moves on to the various accents (I learned that the 'circonflex' was added relatively recently and represents an 's' that has been omitted over the course of time.

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).

Introduction To French Pronunciation, Paperback by Price, Glanville . Glanville Price is Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Wales Aberystwyth

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An Introduction to French Pronunciation is a comprehensiveand accessible guide to current French pronunciation. enables students to not only to hear the language, but to knowwhat to listen forincludes chapters on the general principles of French phoneticsand regional variations in the pronunciation of Frenchincludes discussion of vowels, semi-consonants, consonants,rhythmic groups, the syllable, liaison and intonationwritten by a leading figure in the field, the author of AComprehensive French Grammar (Blackwell, 2003)

An Introduction to French Pronunciation, Revised Edition (Blackwell Reference Grammars) epub download

ISBN13: 978-1405132558

ISBN: 1405132558

Author: Glanville Price

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Subcategory: Humanities

Language: English

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Revised 2nd edition (July 1, 2005)

Pages: 188 pages

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Nuadazius
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
Nuadazius
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
Niwield
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.
Niwield
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.