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Paolo Danesi

Le contraste et la computation phonologique dans l’apprentissage des primitives phonologiques […]

Sous la direction de Tobias Scheer & Diana Passino

Thesis defended on 13th December 2022.

Le contraste et la computation phonologique dans l’apprentissage des primitives phonologiques.
Une analyse des harmonies vocaliques de rehaussement basée sur des primitives émergentes en Radical Substance Free Phonology.

This thesis focuses on Raising Vowel Harmony (RVH) and its formalization in phonological theory. In a cross-linguistic survey of RVH, the specific properties of raising harmonies are identified, some of which seem to resist formal analyses across frameworks. It is argued that only a theory that uses emergent substance free primes with arbitrary phonetic correlates can account for them. The workings of phonological analysis with substance-free primes (α, β, γ, .) is studied based on raising harmony patterns, and different theories of prime emergence/learning are evaluated. Questions discussed include : what is the role of contrast and phonological processing in prime-emergence ? Is there a hierarchy between the two factors ? Are emergent primes required to be contrastive ? Does the task of learning primes require the SDA (Dresher 2009) or is evidence from phonological alternations enough ?

Jury de thèse :
Laura BAFILE, Professeure associée, Università di Ferrara, pré-rapporteure
Elan B. DRESHER, Professeur émérite, University of Toronto, membre
Charles REISS, Professeur, Concordia University, membre
Bert VAUX, Professeur, University of Cambridge, pré-rapporteur
Diana PASSINO, Professeure, Université Côte d’Azur, co-directrice
Tobias SCHEER, DR CNRS, co-directeur

Voir en ligne : Theses.fr

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