LINGUIST List 12.1174

Sat Apr 28 2001

FYI: French Phonetics Site, Summer/ Generative Ling

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  1. Pierre Martin, New site for the study of French Phonetics
  2. Tobiaszek, Summer School - Generative Linguistics (CESSGL)

Message 1: New site for the study of French Phonetics

Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 13:11:33 -0400
From: Pierre Martin <Pierre.Martinlli.ulaval.ca>
Subject: New site for the study of French Phonetics

NOUVEAU SITE INTERNET DE PHON�TIQUE FRAN�AISE

L'Universit� Laval de Qu�bec (au Canada) a maintenant un site internet de 
phon�tique fran�aise. Il a �t� r�alis� par le Laboratoire de phon�tique et 
phonologie du D�partement de langues, linguistique et traduction de la 
Facult� des lettres.

Ce site internet est consacr� avant tout � la description phon�tique des 
sons du fran�ais. On y apprend � entendre, � symboliser, � d�crire et � 
d�finir phon�tiquement toutes les voyelles et les consonnes fran�aises. Le 
site comporte une vaste base de donn�es de documents sonores et visuels 
originaux (croquis buccaux, radiogrammes, photographies des l�vres, 
spectrogrammes, etc.), illustrant la sp�cificit� des articulations 
fran�aises et permettant leur identification pr�cise.

On y trouve �galement un lexique comprenant la d�finition d'environ 500 
termes phon�tiques parmi les plus courants.
 
Les sons, les syntagmes et les phrases sont identifi�s � partir de leur 
discrimination auditive, puis repr�sent�s � l'aide des symboles de 
l'alphabet phon�tique international (A.P.I.). La description et la 
d�finition des articulations fran�aises sont faites en consid�rant leurs 
propri�t�s auditives, articulatoires et acoustiques.
 
Une large place est faite � la transcription phon�tique, apr�s �coute 
d'enregistrements. Les exercices portent avant tout sur le fran�ais, y 
compris, naturellement, la vari�t� qu�b�coise, mais �galement sur des mots 
tir�s de dix langues tr�s diff�rentes (arabe, chinois, swahili, japonais, 
russe, vietnamien, portugais, cor�en, anglais, espagnol). Ainsi, on pourra 
compter jusqu'� dix dans chacune de ces langues, en plus de prononcer une 
cinquantaine de mots tr�s usuels. En effet, pour chaque chiffre et chaque 
mot, on pourra non seulement �couter la forme sonore mais s'exercer aussi � 
la notation phon�tique de sons moins connus, un corrig� en A.P.I. �tant fourni.

Le site a n�cessit� la production de pr�s de 5 000 fichiers (wav, gif, 
jpeg, html, txt) dont plus de 1 400 fichiers sonores--, r�partis dans 30 
r�pertoires.

Toute cette base de donn�es, ainsi que les exercices et les corrig�s sont 
accessibles gratuitement � l'adresse suivante:

- http://www.lli.ulaval.ca/labo2256/

Bonne navigation et bonne �tude!

Pierre MARTIN, Directeur
Laboratoire de phon�tique et phonologie
D�partement de langues, linguistique et traduction
Facult� des lettres, Universit� Laval
Sainte-Foy, Qu�bec G1K 7P4 Canada 

t�l�phone: (418) 656-2131 poste 5154
t�l�copie: (418) 656-2622
courriel: Pierre.Martinlli.ulaval.ca
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Message 2: Summer School - Generative Linguistics (CESSGL)

Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 19:27:35 +0200
From: Tobiaszek <tobiasz87hotmail.com>
Subject: Summer School - Generative Linguistics (CESSGL)

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

The 8th Central European Summer School in Generative Linguistics 
(CESSGL)

Nis/ Serbia 2001

23 July - 03 August

http://egg.auf.net/

Announcing the 8th free summerschool: as every year: we are organising a 
summerschool in Generative Grammar in Central/Eastern Europe, which has 
both excellent researchers as teachers and is entirely free (no 
enrollement fees). This summer, the accomodation (hostel) is even free 
for everybody.

Additionally, there are grants available to cover the travel costs of 
Eastern European students.

To register, simply fill in the form at:

http://egg.auf.net/register.html

The deadline for registration is the 15th May.

The school will be held in Nis (Yugoslavia), during two weeks (23 July
to 3 August), and is separated into two parallel teaching tracks:

* one introduction track for people with little background in

(generative) linguistics

* one medium/advanced track for people who already know the basics and

want to get into research topics.

The school offers two weeks of intensive intellectual work in syntax, 
semantics and phonology (this summer has a strong morpho-phonological 
component), with the following teacher lineup:

<Haike Jacobs, Jonathan Kaye, Tobias Scheer, Olga Tomic, Michal Starke, 
Klaus Abels, Arhonto Terzi, Ellie Boyadzeva, Luisa Marti, Orin Percus>

Finally, an important aspect of this school is that it tries hard to 
keep a balance between intellectual life and fun, providing not only 
hard-working classes, but also hard-partying parties.

People who register will be automatically subscribed to a discussion 
list about the school, where all further information will be sent. This 
allows you to keep up with the latest development in the region (e.g. 
security issues), with the potential changes in the programme, and to 
ask any question you might have.

To learn more about the school, visit < http://egg.auf.net/ > or contact 
the organisers:

Tobias.Scheerunice.fr and

Michal.Starkelettres.unige.ch.

Hope to see you soon!
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