Analyse linguistique : phonologie 2 CM
Licence Langues, littératures et civilisations étrangères et régionalesParcours Langues et Interculturalité : Ensemble méditerranéen et oriental


CM - English phonetics and phonology 
 The lecture course on English phonetics and phonology in the second semester builds upon the skills and knowledge acquired in the previous term. Its primary objectives are to enhance students' autonomy in improving their listening and speaking skills and to enhance their intelligibility by providing a comprehensive understanding of the prosodic system of English. The course progression starts with a focus on the lexical level, examining stress patterns in simple words, and analyzing salience in relation to phonological and morphological structures. Subsequently, the course explores compounds and phrases, examining rhythmic and semantic constraints in organizing utterances, with specific attention given to strong and weak forms in discourse. Finally, students will analyze intonation, covering tonality, tonicity, and tones as key components.
 By the end of the course, students will have achieved the following learning outcomes: 
 • Demonstrate the ability to distinguish and produce strong and weak syllables in English words and phrases.
 • Understand and apply the fundamental principles governing stress in various linguistic contexts, including simple words, compounds, phrases, and longer utterances.
 • Communicate effectively with appropriate rhythm and intonation in spoken English.
 • Utilize the weak and strong forms of common function words accurately.
 • Identify and describe basic rhythmic processes in English.
 • Explain and apply the fundamental principles of intonation in the context of longer utterances.
 • Recognize and rectify common pronunciation errors related to prosody typically made by French speakers.
 • Read and produce extensive phonemic transcriptions using IPA symbols.

Compétences visées

Macro-compétence : expliquer le fonctionnement de la langue étudiée

A l’issue de ce cours l’étudiant(e) est capable de :

  • comprendre et décrire le fonctionnement phonologique de la langue, de reconnaître les enjeux linguistiques d’énoncés réels

  • situer des productions culturelles anglophones en termes de contextes linguistique et sociolinguistique


  • Études anglophones


Bibliographie, lectures recommandées

  • Carr, P. (2013). English Phonetics and Phonology: An Introduction. 2nd ed. London: Wiley.

  • Cruttenden, A. (2008). Gimson's Pronunciation of English. 7th ed. London: Hodder Education.

  • Roach, P. (2009). 4th ed. English phonetics and phonology: a practical course. Cambridge: CUP


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