Varieties of Spoken French

Hardcover | October 13, 2016

EditorSylvain Detey, Jacques Durand, Bernard Laks

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This book examines the variation found in modern spoken French, based on the research programme 'Phonology of Contemporary French' (Phonologie du Francais Contemporain, PFC). Extensive data are drawn from all over the French-speaking world, including Algeria, Canada, Louisiana, Mauritius, andSwitzerland. Although the principal focus is on differences in pronunciation, the authors also analyse the spoken language at all levels from sound to meaning. The book is accompanied by a website hosting audio-visual material for teaching purposes, data, and a variety of tools for working withcorpora. The first part of the book outlines some key concepts and approaches to the description of spoken French. Chapters in Part II are devoted to the study of individual samples of spoken French from all over the world, covering phonological and grammatical features as well as lexical and culturalaspects. A class-friendly ready-to-use multimedia version of these 17 chapters as well as a full transcription of each extract is provided, with the sound files also available on the book's companion website. Part III looks at inter and intra-speaker variation: it begins with chapters that providethe methodological background to the study of phonological variation using databases, while in the second section, authors present case studies of a number of PFC survey points, including Paris, the Central African Republic, and Quebec. Varieties of Spoken French will be an invaluable resource forresearchers, teachers, and students of all aspects of French language and linguistics.

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This book examines the variation found in modern spoken French, based on the research programme 'Phonology of Contemporary French' (Phonologie du Francais Contemporain, PFC). Extensive data are drawn from all over the French-speaking world, including Algeria, Canada, Louisiana, Mauritius, andSwitzerland. Although the principal focus is...

Sylvain Detey is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and French Studies at Waseda University, and was formerly Maitre de Conferences at the University of Rouen. His current research interests lie in the use of oral corpora for language education and the role of variation and multimodality in second language phonology acquisition...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:October 13, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199573714

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List of contributorsMap of survey pointsPart I: Variation in Spoken French: Concepts and Approaches1. Sylvain Detey, Jacques Durand, Bernard Laks, and Chantal Lyche: The PFC programme and its methodological framework2. Jacques Durand, Bernard Laks, and Chantal Lyche: Variation and corpora: Concepts and methods3. Sylvain Detey and Chantal Lyche: A framework for the pedagogical use of a corpus of spoken French4. Sylvain Detey, Chantal Lyche, Isabelle Racine, Sandra Schwab, and David Le Gac: The notion of norm in spoken French: Production and perception5. Corine Astesano: Prosodic characteristics of Reference French6. Nathalie Rossi-Gensane: Syntactic variation in spoken French7. Lorenza Mondada and Veronique Traverso: Beyond orality: Visual modality and interactionPart II: The French-Speaking World: Extracts and Analyses8. Anita Berit Hansen: French in Paris (Ile-de-France): A speaker from the XIVth arrondissment9. Dominique Nouveau and Martin Riegel: French in Bas-Rhin (Alsace): A speaker from Strasbourg10. Alain Dawson, Cyril Auran, Caroline Bouzon, Laurence Delrue, Rudy Loock, Kathleen M. O'Connor, and Cedric Patin: French in Nord (Nord-Pas de Calais): A speaker from La Madeleine11. Laurie Buscail and Chantal Lyche: French in Orne (Basse-Normandie): A speaker from Domfront12. Damien Chabanal, Jacques Durand, and Corinne Ratier: French in Auvergne (Centre): A speaker from Clermont-Ferrand13. Lea Courdes-Murphy, Jacques Durand, Corinne Ratier, and Nathalie Rossi-Gensane: French in Haute-Garonne (Midi-Pyrenees): A speaker from Toulouse14. Elissa Pustka and Martin Vordermayer: French in Haute-Savoie (Rhone-Alpes): A speaker from Passy15. Claudine Pagliano, Astrid Nome, and Lea Courdes-Murphy: French in Alpes-Maritimes (Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur): A speaker from Nice16. Philippe Hambye, Anne Catherine Simon, and Alice Bardiaux: French in Belgium: A speaker from Henri-Chapelle17. Isabelle Racine, Helene N. Andreassen, and Laurence Benetti: French in Switzerland: A speaker from Neuchatel18. Guri Bordal, Beatrice Akissi Boutin, and Robert Beyom: French in the Central African Republic: A speaker from Bangui19. Sarah Leroy: French in Algeria: A speaker from Chlef20. Gudrun Ledegen and Chantal Lyche: French in Mauritius: A speaker from Quatre-Bornes21. Marie-Helene Cote: French in Quebec: A speaker from Montreal22. Douglas C. Walker and Rejean Canac-Marquis: French in Alberta: A speaker from Riviere-la-Paix23. Jeff Tennant and Francois Poire: French in Ontario: A speaker from Hearst24. Nathalie Dajko: French in Louisiana: A speaker from Ville Platte25. Lorenza Mondada and Veronique Traverso: French in interaction: A multimodal study of a meeting in ParisPart III: Aspects of Inter- and Intra-Speaker Variation26. Noel Nguyen: Approaching variation in PFC: The segmental level27. Chantal Lyche: Approaching variation in PFC: The schwa level28. Jacques Durand and Chantal Lyche: Approaching variation in PFC: The liaison level29. Anne Catherine Simon and Anne Lacheret: Approaching variation in PFC: The prosodic level30. Julien Eychenne, Sylvain Navarro, Atanas Tchobanov, and Jan-Willem van Leussen: Approaching variation in PFC: The tools31. Anita Berit Hansen and Kathrine Asla Ostby: Variation in the capital city of France: Paris32. Jacques Durand and Jean-Michel Tarrier: Variation in a rural village in southern France: Douzens33. Helene N. Andreassen and Isabelle Racine: Variation in Switzerland: The behaviour of schwa in Martigny, Neuchatel and Nyon34. Guri Bordal and Beatrice Akissi Boutin: Variation in the Central African Republic : Stable and variable phonological features in a multilingual speaker's idiolect35. Marie-Helene Cote: Variation in Canada: Trois-Rivieres in Quebec36. Rejean Canac-Marquis and Douglas C. Walker: Variation in Canada: Effects of language contact in rural francophone Alberta37. Nathalie Dajko and Darcie Blainey: Variation in Louisiana: Prairie Cajuns and Bayou Cajuns38. Sylvain Detey, Isabelle Racine, Yuji Kawaguchi, and Francoise Zay: Variation among non-native speakers: The InterPhonology of Contemporary FrenchAtanas Tchobanov and Kjetil Ra Hauge: Appendix I: How to use the companion websiteAppendix II: PFC text and word-listContents of the Companion WebsiteA. Audio-visual illustrations1. Prosody of Reference French (audio for Chapter 5)2. A meeting in Paris (audio-visual for Chapter 25)3. Non-native productions (audio for Chapter 38)B. Multimedia versions of the Chapters in Part IIC. Printable PDF versions of the transcriptions of the conversations in Part IID. Corpus-working tools and applications1. Sylvain Navarro and Jan-Willem van Leussen: Praat within the PFC project: First steps2. Jan-Willem van Leussen: Introduction to the acoustic analysis of PFC data and scripting with Praat3. Julien Eychenne and Roberto Paternostro: Analysing transcribed speech with DolmenE. Database1. Audio and textgrid files for Part II2. Audio and textgrid files for Part III