Author: Magda Oiry

References: spoken french

Adli, A. (2006). French wh-in-situ questions and syntactic optionality: Evidence from three data types. Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, 25(2), 163-203. Baunaz, L. (2011). The grammar of French quantification (Vol. 83). Springer. Baunaz, L. (2008). Floating quantifiers: french universal quantifiers and N-words. Selected Proceedings of the 34th Incontro di Grammatica Generativa, Special Issue of the Rivista di Grammatica Generativa, 33. Baunaz, L., & Patin, C. (2009). Prosody refers… Read more →

References: questions

Questions Baunaz, L., & Puskás, G. (2008). Feature stripping and wh-movement in French and Hungarian. Selected Proceedings of the 34 th Incontro di Grammatica Generativa. Paola Benincą, Federico Damonte and Nicoletta Penello (eds.). Padova: Unipress Special Issue of the Rivista di Grammatica Generativa, 33, 43-60. Baunaz, L. (2005). The syntax and semantics of wh in-situ and existentials: The case of French. Leiden Papers… Read more →

References: focus

Akmajian, A. (1970). Aspects of the grammar of focus in English (Doctoral dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Benincà, P., & Poletto, C. (2004). Topic, focus, and V2. The Structure of CP and IP, 52-75. Destruel, E. (2012). The French c’est-cleft: an empirical study on its meaning and use. Empirical Issues in Syntax and Semantics, 9, 95-112. Frascarelli, M. (2000). The syntax-phonology interface in focus and topic… Read more →


  Prononciation des voyelles nasales  /ɑ̃/ /ɔ̃/ /ɛ̃/ [youtube][/youtube] Prononciation des voyelles /i/, /u/, /y/ [youtube][/youtube] Trois voyelles arrondies: /ø/, /œ/ et /ə/ [youtube][/youtube] The French vowels /o/ and /ɔ/ [youtube][/youtube] Les trois “e” du français [youtube][/youtube] Read more →

371 Grammaire avancée et composition

Français 371 Prof. Magda Oiry Printemps 2014 South College 313, 545-6545 MWF 1:25-2:15 moiry at linguist dot umass dot edu Herter 201 F 11-12 ou sur rendez-vous     Textes: 1) Jacqueline Ollivier et Martin Beaudoin, Grammaire française, 4e édition (obligatoire) 2) Un bon dictionnaire français, comme Le Petit Robert (recommandé) 3) Un bon dictionnaire bilingue, comme Le Collins-Robert (recommandé)  … Read more →

312 French Phonetics

  Magda Oiry                                                               Office Hours: F 11-12 & by appt Course: MWF             2:30-3:20                                           Classroom: Herter Hall 222 Office: South College 313                                              e-mail: moiry at Overview This course will give you phonetics knowledge in order to master pronunciation correctly. We will go over the articulation properties of French (phonétique articulatoire), especially detailing how consonants and vowels… Read more →