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Sons Et Sens [French]


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Preface 1. La geographie de la France et du corps humain 2. Syllabe et labsi 3. Vous trouvez que j'ai un accent ? Moi ?! Peut-etre... 4. Vos profs de fac sont-ils BCBG ou bobo ? 5. Robe longue, cadeaux, champagne et musique: c'est la fete ! 6. Matchs de foot ou jeux video ? Quels sont vos loisirs favoris ? 7. Des eleves aux etudiants: les hierarchies et specificites du systeme educatif francais 8. T'es trop bonnard, toi, quand tu jactes ! 9. Les bandes dessinees: un monde pour tous ! 10. Musique, Noel, gnole et smoking ! 11. Lumieres, regards, et angles de vues 12. Crepes, ratatouille et multiples delices 13. Jeunes ou vieux, en ete ou en hiver, les Francophones chantent ! 14. Tu vis ou ? Au Canada ? 15. Il faut nuit, il fait noir... Attention ! On va vous eblouir les yeux et les oreilles Appendice: Les symboles phonetiques du francais Les Auteures Index

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Sons et sens succeeds effortlessly in the nearly impossible endeavor of informing the learner of dialectal and social variation in contemporary spoken French through the teaching of some of the most difficult technical skills of French pronunciation. -- Zsuzsanna Fagyal-Le Mentec, Department of French, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sons et sens is a beautiful mix of modern French culture and phonetics that both students and instructors will adore. The exercises and explanations make phonetics more than just fun; they make the subject immediately relevant. This book will without doubt become the new standard text for Applied French Phonetics courses. -- Nathan Owens, professor, French and applied phonetics, Old Dominion University Sons et sens is an instant reference for students seeking to improve their French accent and instructors aiming to help them do so. No other textbook combines this level of detail with clear, concise explanations and naturalistic, contextualized pronunciation practice. Very highly recommended. -- Christopher Stewart, assistant professor of French linguistics, University of Texas-Arlington

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Anne Violin-Wigent is associate professor of French at Michigan State University. Jessica Miller is associate professor of French at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Frederique Grim is associate professor of French at Colorado State University.


A lively and accessible textbook, using a wide variety of exercises, and the inclusion of audio-visual materials gives the teacher the option of using listening comprehension and dictation ... The authors claim that the book is unique in its structure, and certainly no comparable volume comes readily to mind. -- Nigel Armstrong, School of Modern Languages, University of Leeds, UK Journal of French Language Studies

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