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Amandine Michelas

Ph.D. in Linguistics (Phonetics/Phonology/Prosody)
CNRS researcher 

Laboratoire Parole et Langage 
UMR 7309 - CNRS & Aix-Marseille Université
5 avenue Pasteur - BP 80975
13604 Aix-en-Provence cedex 1

Some of my research interests:
  - French phonetics and phonology
  - Production and perception of prosody 
  - Interfaces prosody/syntax, prosody/pragmatics
  - Role of prosody in speech processing

My background is in experimental phonetics and laboratory phonology. Of particular interest to me is the production and perception of prosody (i.e. melody and rhythm of speech). From a production point of view, I am working on the way that prosody groups words into phonological units of different sizes and how this phrasing encodes the meaning of an utterance as intended by the speaker. From a listener’s standpoint, my research concerns the exploitation of prosodic information in the comprehension of spoken language (e.g. the recognition of spoken words, the computation of syntactic structure and the processing of discourse structure).

CV and personal webpage

Journal articles12 documents

  • James Sneed German, Amandine Michelas. Focus marking and prosodic boundary strength in French. Phonetica, Karger, 2020, 77, pp.244-267. ⟨10.1159/000499071⟩. ⟨hal-02172736v3⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Cecile Cau, Maud Champagne-Lavau. The impact of shared knowledge on speakers’ prosody. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2019, 14 (10), pp.e0223640. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0223640⟩. ⟨hal-02332417⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Sophie Dufour. Are Prosodic Variants Stored in the French Mental Lexicon?. Experimental Psychology, Hogrefe, 2019, 66 (6), pp.393-401. ⟨hal-02413004⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Nuria Esteve-Gibert, Sophie Dufour. On French listeners’ ability to use stress during spoken word processing. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Taylor & Francis edition, 2018, 30 (2), pp.198 - 206. ⟨10.1080/20445911.2017.1394862⟩. ⟨hal-01724606⟩
  • Mariapaola d'Imperio, Amandine Michelas, Cristel Portes. École d’Aix et approches tonales de l’intonation du français : un aperçu des recherches depuis les années 1970. Langue française, Armand Colin, 2016, 191 (3), ⟨10.3917/lf.191.0031⟩. ⟨hal-01726434⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Ulrich Hans Frauenfelder, Daniele Schoen, Sophie Dufour. How deaf are French speakers to stress?. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Acoustical Society of America, 2016, 139 (3), pp.1333-1342. ⟨10.1121/1.4944574⟩. ⟨hal-01431279⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Mariapaola d'Imperio. Prosodic boundary strength guides syntactic parsing of French utterances. Laboratory Phonology : Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, De Gruyter, 2015, Vol. 6 n° 1, pp.119-146. ⟨10.1515/lp-2015-0003⟩. ⟨hal-01485316⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Cristel Portes, Maud Champagne-Lavau. When pitch accents encode speaker commitment: evidence from French intonation. Language and Speech, SAGE Publications (UK and US), 2015, ⟨10.1177/0023830915587337⟩. ⟨hal-01485301⟩
  • Mariapaola d'Imperio, Amandine Michelas. Pitch scaling and the internal structuring of the Intonation Phrase in French. Phonology, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2014, 31 (1), pp.95-122. ⟨10.1017/S0952675714000049⟩. ⟨hal-01000333⟩
  • Cristel Portes, Claire Beyssade, Amandine Michelas, Jean-Marie Marandin, Maud Champagne-Lavau. The Dialogical Dimension of Intonational Meaning: Evidence from French. Journal of Pragmatics, Elsevier, 2014, 74, pp.15-29. ⟨10.1016/j.pragma.2014.08.013⟩. ⟨hal-01485956⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Catherine Faget, Cristel Portes, Anne-Sophie Lienhart, Laurent Boyer, et al.. Do patients with schizophrenia use prosody to encode contrastive discourse status?. Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers, 2014, 5, non paginé. ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00755⟩. ⟨hal-01485951⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Mariapaola d'Imperio. When syntax meets prosody: tonal and duration variability in French Accentual Phrases. Journal of Phonetics, Elsevier, 2012, 40 (6), pp.816-829. ⟨hal-01489646⟩

Conference papers25 documents

  • Amandine Michelas, Sophie Dufour. Comment l’oreille de présentation affecte-t-elle la capacité des francophones à discriminer des contrastes accentuels natifs et non-natifs ?. 6e conférence conjointe Journées d'Études sur la Parole (JEP, 33e édition), Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles (TALN, 27e édition), Rencontre des Étudiants Chercheurs en Informatique pour le Traitement Automatique des Langues (RÉCITAL, 22e édition). Volume 1 : Journées d'Études sur la Parole, Jun 2020, Nancy, France. pp.463-471. ⟨hal-02798573v3⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Sophie Dufour. A left ear advantage for stress processing in French spoken word recognition. 21st Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Sep 2019, Tenerife, Spain. ⟨hal-02399916⟩
  • Kristof Strijkers, Amie Fairs, Amandine Michelas, Sophie Dufour. The time-course of lexical and sub-lexical processing in language production versus perception as revealed by event-related brain potentials. 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology, Aug 2019, Helsinki, Finland. ⟨hal-02399949⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Maud Champagne-Lavau. To what extent the French prosodic encoding of contrast is addressee-oriented?. Phonetics and Phonology in Europe, Jul 2019, Lecce, Italy. ⟨hal-02188530⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Dufour Sophie. L'information accentuelle est-elle représentée dans le lexique mental des locuteurs du français ?. XXXIIe Journées d’Études sur la Parole, Jun 2018, Aix-en-Provence, France. ⟨10.21437/JEP.2018-44⟩. ⟨hal-01848118⟩
  • Maud Champagne-Lavau, Amandine Michelas, Catherine Faget, Maud Grellou, Christophe Lançon. Est-ce que des patients atteints de schizophrénie s'adaptent à leur interlocuteur durant une conversation?. Le 16e Congrès de l'Encéphale, Jan 2018, Paris, France. ⟨hal-01727291⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Dufour Sophie. Final stress is not represented in the French speakers’ mental lexicon. International Conference on Tone and intonation TIE 2018, Oct 2018, Göteborg, Sweden. ⟨hal-02196945⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Maud Champagne-Lavau. Does the addressee matter when producing French prosodic focus marking?. Workshop on Prosody and Meaning: Information Structure and Beyond, Nov 2018, Aix-en-Provence, France. ⟨hal-01904851⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Cecile Cau, Maud Champagne-Lavau. How Does the Absence of Shared Knowledge Between Interlocutors Affect the Production of French Prosodic Forms?. Interspeech 2017, Aug 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. ⟨10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1430⟩. ⟨hal-01727288⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Sophie Dufour. On the French listeners' ability to use stress during spoken word recognition. International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, May 2016, Grenada, Spain. ⟨hal-01726266⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Ulrich H. Frauenfelder, Daniele Schön, Sophie Dufour. How deaf are French speakers to stress?. The 19th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Sep 2015, Paphos, Cyprus. ⟨hal-01726288⟩
  • Maud Champagne-Lavau, Amandine Michelas, Catherine Faget, Cristel Portes, Anne-Sophie Lienhart, et al.. Do patients with schizophrenia use prosodic focus marking to attribute mental states in a conversation situation ?. Biennal Schizophrenia International Research Conference 4th, Apr 2014, Florence, Italy. pp.220. ⟨hal-01500728⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Mariapaola d'Imperio. Prosodic boundary effect on the syntactic parsing of French utterance fragments. Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages 43, Apr 2013, New York, United States. ⟨hal-01510202⟩
  • Cristel Portes, Claire Beyssade, Amandine Michelas, Robert Espesser, Jean-Marie Marandin, et al.. Intonational meaning involves attribution of intentions: the case of French. Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia 6, Jun 2013, Lisbonne, Portugal. non paginé. ⟨hal-01510206⟩
  • Cristel Portes, Claire Beyssade, Amandine Michelas, Robert Espesser, Jean-Marie Marandin, et al.. Disentangling French intonational contours through specific reactions in adjacent pairs. 19ème Congrès International des Linguistes, Jul 2013, Genève, Switzerland. ⟨halshs-01678685⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Noël Nguyen. Speech imitation between speakers influences the realization of initial rises in French intonation. ISICS 2012 (International Symposium on Imitation and Convergence in Speech), Sep 2012, Aix-en-Provence, France. pp.39-40. ⟨hal-01510439⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Mariapaola d'Imperio. Specific contribution of tonal and duration cues to the syntactic parsing of French. Speech Prosody 6, May 2012, Shanghai, China. pp.147-150. ⟨hal-01510451⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, James Sneed German. Prosodic boundary strength and focus marking in French: the need of a minimal intermediate phrase boundary at the right edge of focus regions. Tone and Intonation in Europe 5, Sep 2012, Oxford, United Kingdom. ⟨hal-01510436⟩
  • James German, Amandine Michelas. How many levels in French? Focus marking as evidence for prosodic hierarchy. Laboratory Approaches to Romance Phonology, Oct 2012, Mexico, Mexico. ⟨hal-00739535⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Noël Nguyen. Uncovering the effect of imitation on tonal patterns of French Accentual Phrases. Interspeech 12, Aug 2011, Florence, Italy. pp.973-976. ⟨hal-01514863⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Mariapaola d'Imperio. Accentual Phrase Boundaries and Lexical Access in French. Speech Prosody, May 2010, Chicago, United States. pp.4. ⟨hal-00463202⟩
  • Mariapaola d'Imperio, Amandine Michelas. Embedded register levels and prosodic phrasing in French. Speech Prosody, May 2010, Chicago, United States. pp.4. ⟨hal-00463076⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Mariapaola d'Imperio. Durational Cues and Prosodic Phrasing in French: Evidence for the Intermediate Phrase. Speech Prosody, May 2010, Chicago, France. pp.4. ⟨hal-00463205⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Mariapaola d'Imperio. Is there an Intermediate Phrase in French?. Phonetics and Phonologie in Iberia, Jun 2009, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, France. ⟨hal-00433565⟩
  • Mariapaola d'Imperio, Amandine Michelas, Pynte Joël. Can accentual phrase boundaries remove temporary lexical ambiguity in French?. Conference on Prosody and Language Processing, Apr 2008, Ithaca, France. ⟨hal-00463214⟩

Book sections1 document

  • Mariapaola d'Imperio, James German, Amandine Michelas. A multi-level approach to focus, phrasing and intonation in French. Prosody and Meaning, De Gruyter Mouton, pp.11-34, 2012. ⟨hal-00743678⟩