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Structure and Dynamics of phonetic-phonological systems


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Egidio MARSICO , Francois PELLEGRINO

Scientific framework and objectives

This action investigates the structure and dynamics of phonetic phonological systems (hereunder P² systems) within the framework of the Complex Adaptive System paradigm.
It takes advantage from modelling of linguistic data (both synchronic and diachronic) and psycholinguistics (perceptual studies; ontogeny of phonological processing, etc.). These approaches are developed with respect to the dynamics of P² systems in a broad sense (dynamics of speech production, language acquisition, language change, etc.).

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First of all, this project aims at determining whether the Complex Adaptive System paradigm is relevant for explaining the organization of P² systems or not by studying the relations existing between several levels of description of the systems. In the longer run, goals are to:

  • understand the way P² systems are structured
    • what type of constituents (features, articulatory gestures, phonemes, etc.)
    • what kind of constrains (local, global, etc.)
    • can we predict part of the properties of the P² systems ?
  • understand the processing of the P² complexity and its dynamics from the ontogenetic point of view
  • understand how P² systems evolve.

  Financial support
  • ACI Systèmes complexes en SHS

    MESR
    2003-2005

  Publications
  • Al-Tamimi, J., 2004, "L'équation du locus comme mesure de la coarticulation VC et CV : Étude préliminaire en Arabe Dialectal Jordanien", proc. of 25ème Journée d’Études sur la Parole, Fez, Maroc, 19-22 Avril 2004, pp. 9-12
  • Al-Tamimi, J., Carré, R., Marsico, E., 2004, "The status of vowels in Jordanian and Moroccan Arabic: insights from production and perception", proc. of 48th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, USA, 2004, 116/4, pp. 2629
  • Al-Tamimi, J., Ferragne, E., 2005, "Does vowel space size depend on language vowel inventories? Evidence from two Arabic dialects and French.", proc. of the 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (INTERSPEECH~EUROSPEECH 2005), Lisbonne, Portugal, 04-08 September 2005, pp. 2465-2468
  • Al-Tamimi, J., 2006, "Analyse dynamique de la réduction vocalique en contexte CV à partir des pentes formantiques en arabe dialectal et en français", actes de XXVIème Journées d’études sur la Parole, Dinard, 12-16 Juin 2006, pp. 357-360
  • Al-Tamimi, J., 2006, "Indices dynamiques et perception des voyelles : Étude translinguistique en arabe dialectal et en français", présenté à l'école d'été : Voix, Parole & Langues, Cargèse, 4-9 Juin 2006
  • Barkat-Defradas, M., Al-Tamimi, J., Benkirane, T., 2003, "Phonetic variation in production and perception of speech: a comparative study of two Arabic dialects.", proc. of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Barcelone - Espagne, 3-9 september 2003
  • Pellegrino, F., Coupé, C., Marsico, E., 2007, "An Information Theory-Based Approach to the Balance of Complexity between Phonetics, Phonology and Morphosyntax", 81st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Anaheim, CA, USA, 4-7 January 2007
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