Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2010/2011
Canadian Excellence

FR260
French Pronunciation: Norm and Variation
0.5 Credit

This course offers an introduction to the study of French linguistics, focusing on phonetics, phonology, and, in the final weeks, sociolinguistics. Students will study the sound system of standard French, mastering the phonetic alphabet and identifying/correcting pronunciation difficulties for non-native speakers. An understanding and appreciation of regional and social variation is gained through exposure to a variety of different accents and speech styles.

Additional Course Information
Prerequisites
FR250 or FR251, or permission of the department.
Notes
3 lecture hours, 1 lab/conversation hour