Phonology and Prosody

lclig2210  2021-2022  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 :

1 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.
 
Content
The following topics are discussed:
  • Parameters, domains and functions of prosody;
  • Accentuation, intonation (and register), rhythm;
  • Temporal variables (including disfluencies);
  • Prosody, iconicity and phonostylistics.
For each topic, the syllabus presents theoretical notions and several methods of analysis (manual or automatic).
Teaching methods
The course is given in flipped classroom.
  • at home: reading the chapters of the syllabus; weekly homework; preparation of personal presentation
  • in class: discussions, practical exercises and tutoring on analysis software (Praat)
Evaluation methods
In the June session, the final grade is based on continuous assessment (20%), a perception test (10%) and the presentation of a personal work (70%). In the September session, the final grade is based solely on the presentation of a personal work.
Other information
Musical practice is an asset for this course.
Online resources
Moodle: https://moodleucl.uclouvain.be/course/view.php?id=9245
Website (sound examples analyzed during the course): https://sites.uclouvain.be/paroleetlangue/web/ (go to the EXEMPLES section)
Teaching materials
  • Exercices auditifs d’après William A. Smalley "Manual of Articulatory Phonetics" (1964) (livret imprimé disponible à la DUC)
  • Simon, A.C. (2020). Phonologie et prosodie. Louvain-la-Neuve: DUC.
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Linguistics

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English

Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

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

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

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