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ERIC Number: ED037126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Pages: 14
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Les Dix Intonations de base du francais.
Delattre, Pierre
The French Review, v40 n1 p1-14 Oct 1966
This study of 10 intonation curves, representative of speech patterns in French, entails spectrographic analysis of the variations of fundamental frequency, intensity, and duration. Discriminatory auditory tests are based on semantic oppositions caused by single intonation contrasts. The seven distinctive classes called "intonemes" are: (1) minor continuation, (2) major continuation, (3) question, (4) implication, (5) finality, (6) interrogation, command, and explanation, and (7) parenthesis and echo. The frequency of speech patterns of French intonation is illustrated in a concluding table. The technique of analysis, statistics, and the significance of the intonation curves are discussed. (RL)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Teachers of French.
Note: 14p. In French