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Constituance et phrasé prosodique en français : une étude perceptive

Abstract : Prosodic constituency and phrasing in French: a perception study The aim of the present study is to investigate the organization of prosodic phrasing in French. There is no clear consensus on how many levels are necessary to reflect the prosodic hierarchy in this language. In this context, we propose a perception study on a corpus manipulating syntactically ambiguous structures, where 27 participants had to perform 3 distinct perceptual tasks: prominence, boundary and grouping tasks. Our results show a preferential use of boundary cues in prosodic groups' marking. More precisely, we observe that listeners are able to distinguish finer-grained grouping levels than those predicted in traditional French descriptions. Moreover, the results of the prominence task show that initial accents are always perceived stronger than final accents, even at the lowest levels of the prosodic hierarchy.
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Laury Garnier, Corine Astésano, Lorraine Baqué, Anne Dagnac. Constituance et phrasé prosodique en français : une étude perceptive. Conférence conjointe JEP-TALN-RECITAL 2016, Jul 2016, Paris, France. pp.146-154. ⟨hal-01345290⟩



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