ERIC Number: ED185815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Elements de correction phonetique du francais (Elements of Phonetic Correction of French). Publication B-53.
Three essays are presented that deal with phonetic correction and that are intended specifically for Anglophones. They deal with the following topics: (1) methods and processes useful in phonetic correction with students called "false intermediates"; (2) a synthesis and a methodology of methods of phonetic correction of the "French R" with particular reference to speakers of English; and (3) the teaching of rhythm and its role in the phonetic correction of French. The first essay outlines a methodology for phonetic correction designed for students who exhibit the ability and the desire to converse spontaneously and who have had some years of instruction in French. An outline is given for a dynamic and somewhat eclectic program that is considered appropriate for these students. The second essay discusses the norm proposed for the pronunciation of the "French R" and the difficulties involved for speakers of English. It outlines a method that uses insights and techniques from traditional procedures as well as from on-going research. The final essay describes the rhythm of the French language and provides a detailed description of several exercises designed to facilitate its acquisition. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.