Research domains

Speech sounds and prosody

Selective acoustic cues for stop identification.

Perception of French stop bursts and identification of the vocalic context from bursts.

Prosodic phrasing.

Oral aspects of language learning.

L1/L2 interferences:  

Phonological phenomena: Production of French final obstruents by German learners: how do German learners realize voicing distinctions in a context where this distinction is neutralized in their L1?

Specific difficulties. Production of German vowels by French (with one main problem for French speakers: vowel length)

Realization of German and English lexical accents by French speakers.

Phrasing. Realisation of boundaries inside declarative sentences by French speakers and by German speakers of French

Applications to ASR and speech

Impact of speech modifications on L2 prosody.