SyllabO+ : la première base de données sous-lexicale du français québécois oral

Authors: Bédard, Pascale
Advisor: Tremblay, Pascale
Abstract: Linguistic sublexical units (e.g., syllables, phonemes or phones) have a crucial role in language processing. More specifically, language processing is greatly influenced by the distribution of these units in a language. For example, frequent syllables are produced more rapidly. It is thus important to have access to tools enabling the creation of experimental or clinical material that is representative of syllable and phoneme/phone use in language. Access to such tools also allows the comparison of language stimuli according to their distributional statistics, as well as the study of the impact of these statistics on language processing in different populations. However, to this day, there was no tool available on syllable and phone use for Quebec oral French. To circumvent this problem, a vast corpus of oral spontaneous French was elaborated from the recordings of 184 Quebec speakers. A syllable database and a phone database were then built from this corpus, offering a wealth of information on the structure and distributional statistics of syllables and phones. The project, named SyllabO +, will be made available online (open-access), via this website: http://speechneurolab.ca/en/syllabo as soon as the article describing it is published. We believe SyllabO + will prove immensely useful in many fields, such as cognitive neurosciences, psycholinguistics, experimental psychology, phonetics, phonology, speech therapy and the study of language acquisition.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2016
Open Access Date: 24 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/26947
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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