Phonology and Prosody

lclig2210  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Phonology and Prosody
5 credits
30.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
An introductory course on phonetics and phonology of French or any other language.
Main themes
Familiarize students with prosody theories, and more specifically French prosody. The course will address three main issues: prosodic corpus annotation (perceptual and automatic); relation forms-functions; interpretation of prosody within corpora.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

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By the end of the course,

  • students will be familiar with the main theories and annotation tools in prosody, and able to apply them to a small excerpt of speech.
  • The students will be able to read scientific articles in the domain critically
  • and to apply some of the research methods to carry out a small scale personal research project.
 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Content
Main themes :
  • Prosodic parameters
  • Prosodic domains
  • Functions of prosody
  • Accentuation
  • Intonation
  • Pauses et hesitations
  • Prosodic units
  • Prosody and iconicity
  • Rythm in speech
  • Register
  • Phonostylistique
For each theme, theoretical approaches and several methods of analysis.
Teaching methods
Flipped classroom: reading of the syllabus (complemented with scientific articles), classroom discussions, practical applications, presentation of a research project.
Evaluation methods
Oral exam (70%) (personal research presentation). The active participation in class will also be taken into account in the attribution of the final mark (20%), as well as a test (10%) (prosodic annotation).
Other information
Syllabus + website (Moodle)
Online resources
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Bibliography
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Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
5

Master [120] in Linguistics
5

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language
5

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General
5

Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics
5

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
5

Master [60] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
5

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies
5

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German
5