Upbeat as a model to apprehend phonetics in French language

Cécilia Debergh

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© Revue du Gerflint (France). This article explores the parallel between music and speech in the case of French language, particularly in the field of rhythm. Beginning with an overview of the subject our study proposes to demonstrate that an analogy can be proposed between the musical figure of the upbeat and the rhythmical logic of French. The use of this analogy can be useful in the creation of educational activities aimed at facilitating the assimilation of some particularities of the French language by foreign learners. In this article we will also recall that this proposal can only be operative in an integrated and global pedagogical approach, considering speech and movement as an inseparable phenomena.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-37
JournalSynergies Espagne
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Accent
  • Movement
  • Music
  • Rhythm
  • Upbeat
  • Verbotonal


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