ANR jeunes chercheurs projet: DIA-SYN-PHON
PI: Maria Giavazzi (DEC, ENS)
Fougeron Cécile
Hermes Anne
Peperkamp Sharon (DEC, ENS)
Chitoran Ioana (CLILLAC-ARP, Université de Paris)
CE28 – Cognition, éducation, formation
36 months (ANR JCJC)
The role of phonetic substance in prosodic conditioning: From diachrony to synchrony, and back
Cross-linguistically, segments occurring in prosodically prominent positions manifest on the one hand
a resistance to phonological processes and to neutralization, and on the other hand, they are
frequently the target of a small class of phonological processes. This project proposes a unified,
phonetically based account of these two seemingly divergent behaviors. It combines three
perspectives in a novel way. First, the study of the perceptual precursors of these processes. Second,
the study of the acoustic, articulatory and aerodynamic properties of the segments involved in these
processes, to test the hypothesis that the typology emerges diachronically from the phonetic effects
of prominence enhancement. Third, the study of whether – and how – these precursors are encoded
in the synchronic grammar of the learner. The project brings together a wide range of experimental
methodologies thanks to a multidisciplinary collaboration of researchers with complementary