Phonetics

Retour d’expérience sur le projet Solutions pour l’Enseignement de la Phonétique Appliquée aux Langues Etrangères (SEPALE)

Si parler anglais avec une syntaxe imprécise et un lexique lacunaire constituent un frein évident à des opportunités de carrière internationale, l’impact de la prononciation ne doit cependant pas être sous-estimé. De nombreuses études scientifiques démontrent en effet qu’un accent étranger peut se révéler particulièrement stigmatisant dans le milieu professionnel. Pour prendre deux exemples parmi tant d’autres, les médecins s’exprimant avec un accent étranger sont perçus comme moins compétents (Baquiran & Nicoladis, 2019), et les témoignages dans des procès sont moins crédibles quand les témoins ont un accent étranger (Frumkin, 2007).

The N400 reveals implicit accent-induced prejudice

Our perception of someone's accent influences our expectations about what they might say or do. In this experiment, EEG data were recorded while participants listened to cliché sentences matching or not the stereotypes associated with the speaker's …

Don't stop him now!

Ohbot sings Queen song

Voices of the past

On the last native speakers of Occitan

Automatic classification of phonation types in spontaneous speech: towards a new workflow for the characterization of speakers' voice quality

Voice quality is known to be an important factor for the characterization of a speaker’s voice, both in terms of physiological features (mainly laryngeal and suprala-ryngeal) and of the speaker’s habits (sociolinguistic factors). This paper is …

Automatic classification of phonation types in spontaneous speech: towards a new workflow for the characterization of speakers' voice quality

Voice quality is known to be an important factor for the characterization of a speaker’s voice, both in terms of physiological features (mainly laryngeal and suprala-ryngeal) and of the speaker’s habits (sociolinguistic factors). This paper is …

Difficult to Hear but Easy to See: Accounting for the Evolution of an /r/ Specific Lip Posture in Anglo-English

Me[t]al or Me[ɾ]al? The Role of Duration and Lexical Frequency on /t/ Flapping in the Singing Voice

Du groupe à l'individu, du corpus à l'expérimentation, du spectrogramme au deep learning pour la phonétique

Since scientists' individual epistemological preferences infallibly shape the output of their research, this thesis starts with a presentation of the author's position with respect to a number of methodological issues pertaining to the field of …

Labiodentals /r/ here to stay: Deep learning shows us why

The secondary labial articulation which accompanies the post-alveolar approximant /r/ in English has attracted far less attention from linguists than the primary lingual one. However, the lips may be particularly important in the variety of English …