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2007-08-07 - Colloque/Présentation - communication orale - Anglais - 0 page(s)

Delvaux Véronique , Soquet Alain, "Inducing Imitative Phonetic Variation in the Laboratory" in 16h International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences, Saarbrucken, Allemagne

  • Codes CREF : Phonétique (DI5312)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Métrologie et Sciences du langage (P362)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de recherche en sciences et technologies du langage (Langage)
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(Anglais) Vocal imitation governs speech acquisition. But the role of imitation in the routine phonetic behavior of adult speakers still needs to be investigated. The experiment reported here is an attempt to induce imitative phonetic variation in the laboratory. Results show that the speakers’ productions get closer to the productions they are exposed to (coming from a recorded speaker of another dialect), although the instructions are not to imitate or even to listen to the recorded speaker. We discuss the implications of this finding for the study of the emergence and the propagation of sound changes within a speech community.