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Sophie Herment is holder of an agrégation in English studies and full Professor (1st class, CNU) in English phonetics and phonology at Aix-Marseille University. She is a member of the Laboratoire Parole et Langage where she coordinates one of the 4 teams of the lab ("systems and uses") and supervises the publication of the on-line journal TIPA.

She works mainly on prosody (she takes part in the Aix Prosody Group) and her research interests concern the varieties of English, the prosody/syntax interface, L2 prosody, and corpus prosody. She coordinates with 3 colleagues from Toulouse and Paris the PAC programme, an interdisciplinary linguistic research program concentrating on the phonology of contemporary English and she is in charge of the PAC-prosody group. She presides the French scholarly association ALOES (Association des Linguistes Oralistes de l'Enseignement Supérieur secondaire et élémentaire), which gathers specialists in oral English. 

Sophie Herment has organized or co-organized several national and international workshops and conferences and regularly contributes to the organization of national or international meetings (Speech Prosody, RFP, PAC, ALOES) as a member of the scientific committee. She is regularly called on to conduct scientific evaluations by French and foreign journals or editors, to take part in recruiting committees and to be a member of HDR (habilitations to conduct research) and PhD committees. She is a member of the 11th section of the CNU (Conseil National des Universités).

She is currently supervising 3 PhD dissertations and is an adviser for 2 HDR.

Journal articles4 documents

  • Sophie Herment. Apprentissage et enseignement de la prosodie : l'importance de la visualisation. Revue Française de Linguistique Appliquée, Paris : Publications linguistiques, 2018, XIII (1), pp.73-88. ⟨hal-01811594⟩
  • Laetitia Leonarduzzi, Sophie Herment. The limits between Extraposition and Right-Discocation. Cercles : Revue Pluridisciplinaire du Monde Anglophone, Université de Rouen, 2013, pp.15. ⟨hal-01486675⟩
  • Sophie Herment. Relations entre prosodie et syntaxe : le cas de quelques structures syntaxiques non neutres. Anglophonia - French Journal of English Linguistics, Presses universitaires du Midi, 2011, pp.101-117. ⟨hal-01491739⟩
  • Sophie Herment-Dujardin. Prédication et emphase en anglais : le rôle de la prosodie. Faits de langues, Peter Lang, 2008, pp.243-252. ⟨hal-00369931⟩

Conference papers35 documents

  • Anne Tortel, Sophie Herment. The intonation contour of non-finality revisited: implications for ESL teaching. 6th International Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues and Practices (EPIP 6), May 2019, Skopje, Macedonia. ⟨hal-02099192⟩
  • Sophie Herment, Anne Tortel, Gabor Turcsan. Examples of teaching with PAC. Colloque international PAC 2019, « Phonetic and phonological variation in contemporary English: Xperience-Xperimentation », Jun 2019, Aix-en-Provence, France. ⟨hal-02151652⟩
  • Julia Bongiorno, Sophie Herment. PAC Prosody: An extension of the original PAC protocol. Colloque international PAC 2019, « Phonetic and phonological variation in contemporary English: Xperience-Xperimentation », Jun 2019, Aix-en-Provence, France. ⟨hal-02151650⟩
  • Sophie Herment. La « map-task » comme support de production orale en classe : retour d’expérience. Journées d’études de l’ALOES, Quelle authenticité pour (l’enseignement de) l’anglais oral ?, Mar 2019, Metz, France. ⟨hal-02151653⟩
  • Sophie Herment, Anne Tortel. Le contour montant en lecture : une exception ?. 59ème Congrès de la SAES: L'exception, Jun 2019, Aix-en-Provence, France. ⟨hal-02151651⟩
  • Julia Bongiorno, Sophie Herment. A qualitative analysis of rising tones in Dublin English. 9th international conference on Speech Prosody , Jun 2018, Poznan, Poland. ⟨hal-01814067⟩
  • Anne Tortel, Sophie Herment. La voyelle inaccentuée en position initiale : analyses acoustiques et enjeux pédagogiques pour l'anglais L2. XXXIIe Journées d’Études sur la Parole, Jun 2018, Aix-en-Provence, France. ⟨10.21437/JEP.2018-67⟩. ⟨hal-01811589⟩
  • Julia Bongiorno, Sophie Herment. Intonation in Dublin English: main characteristics and focus on rising tones. PAC 2017 international conference, Sep 2017, Paris, France. ⟨hal-01626557⟩
  • Laetitia Leonarduzzi, Sophie Herment. How prosody and syntax interact: the case of English it-clefts. 39th annual conference of the German Linguistic Society, Mar 2017, Saarbrücken, Germany. ⟨hal-01626560⟩
  • Laetitia Leonarduzzi, Sophie Herment. Construction of the cleft meaning through prosody. 57ème Congrès de la SAES, Jun 2017, Reims, France. ⟨hal-01626558⟩
  • Sophie Herment. De l’importance de l’intonation pour le message : application pédagogique des 3 T de Halliday. Journée d’étude ALOES 2017 La phonologie de l’anglais : théorie et terrain - La langue orale : de la formation à la pratique pédagogique en classe, Mar 2017, Limoges, France. ⟨hal-01626559⟩
  • Sophie Herment, Laetitia Leonarduzzi, Caroline Bouzon. Variation in Newcastle intonation: the use of the rising tone. Colloque de Villetaneuse sur l'anglais oral, Apr 2016, Villetaneuse, Unknown Region. non paginé. ⟨hal-01462234⟩
  • Laetitia Leonarduzzi, Sophie Herment, Gabor Turcsan. Constitution et exploitation de corpus oraux: illustration. Nouvelles Approches du Corpus en Linguistique Anglaise, Jun 2016, Avignon, Région indéterminée. pp.37. ⟨hal-01462168⟩
  • Clara Rodrigues da Mota, Sophie Herment. The pragmatic functions of the final particle eh and of High Rising Terminals in Canadian English: quite similar, eh !. International Conference on Speech Prosody, May 2016, Boston, Unknown Region. ⟨10.21437/SpeechProsody.2016-180⟩. ⟨hal-01462239⟩
  • Sophie Herment, Anne Tortel. The pronunciation of unstressed initial by French learners of English: perspectives for automatic assessment. ALOES 2016 Pre-conference workshop "Learner scoring and automatic assessment for spoken data?”, Mar 2016, Paris, Unknown Region. ⟨hal-01462238⟩
  • Laetitia Leonarduzzi, Sophie Herment. (Un)headed Relative Clauses Associated with BE: Clefts or Non-Clefts?. International Workshop on Non-Prototypical Clefts, KU Leuven, Dec 2016, Leuven, Belgium. ⟨hal-01468923⟩
  • Laetitia Leonarduzzi, Sophie Herment. An Exploration of Phonosyntax in Newcastle English. 4th International Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues and Practices (EPIP4) 4, May 2015, Prague, Czech Republic. non paginé. ⟨hal-01498882⟩
  • Anne Tortel, Sophie Herment. e> reduction in English: phonological change and pedagogical implications. EPIP4, May 2015, Prague, Czech Republic. ⟨hal-01363455⟩
  • Anne Tortel, Sophie Herment. Initial reduction in English: phonological change and pedagogical implications. EPIP 4: 4th international conference on english pronunciation: issues & practices, May 2015, Prague, Czech Republic. à paraître (en 2015). ⟨hal-01363433⟩
  • Sophie Herment, Laetitia Leonarduzzi. Négation et prosodie en anglais contemporain. Journée d'étude "négation", Jun 2015, Paris, France. pp.1-18. ⟨hal-01498877⟩
  • Laetitia Leonarduzzi, Sophie Herment. From syntax to discourse to prosody and from prosody to discourse (to syntax?): the case of IT-clefts. Congrès de la SAES, May 2014, Caen, France. non paginé. ⟨hal-01507651⟩
  • Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie, Sophie Herment. Are intonational patterns crucial in the interpretation of questions ?. Workshop on Non-Canonical Questions and Interface Issues, 2014, Constance-Hegne, Germany. ⟨halshs-01428498⟩
  • Nicolas Ballier, Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie, Sophie Herment, Anne Tortel. Modélisation de l’intonation interlangue: le cas des questions. XXXe Journées d’Études sur la Parole (JEP 2014), Jun 2014, Le Mans, France. pp.740-748. ⟨hal-01239080⟩
  • Sophie Herment, Nicolas Ballier, Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie, Anne Tortel. Modeling interlanguage intonation: the case of questions. Speech Prosody 7, Trinity College Dublin, May 2014, Dublin, Ireland. ⟨hal-01239050⟩
  • Sophie Herment, Laurent Rouveyrol. Emphase et variation individuelle dans le débat télévisé : paramètres acoustiques et pragmatico-énonciatifs. XIIè colloque international de Villetaneuse sur l'anglais oral, Apr 2014, Villetaneuse, France. pp.59-70. ⟨hal-01514710⟩
  • Daniel Hirst, Brigitte Bigi, Hyongsil Cho, Hongwei Ding, Sophie Herment, et al.. Building OMProDat: an open multilingual prosodic database. Tools and Resources for the Analysis of Speech Prosody, Aug 2013, Aix-en-Provence, France. pp.11-14. ⟨hal-01510196⟩
  • Sophie Herment, Gabor Turcsan. A heuristic corpus for English word prosody: disyllabic nonce words. Tools and Resources for the Analysis of Speech Prosody, Aug 2013, Aix-en-Provence, France. pp.24-26. ⟨hal-01510225⟩
  • Laetitia Leonarduzzi, Sophie Herment. Non canonical syntactic structures in discourse : tonality, tonicity and tones in English (semi-)spontaneous speech. Interspeech 2013, Aug 2013, Lyon, France. pp.1453-1457. ⟨hal-01510224⟩
  • Céline de Looze, Na Zhi, Cyril Auran, Hyong-Sil Cho, Sophie Herment, et al.. Providing linguists with better tools: Daniel Hirst's contribution to prosodic annotation. Speech Prosody 6, May 2012, Shanghai, China. pp.615-620. ⟨hal-01510454⟩
  • Sophie Herment, Laetitia Leonarduzzi. The Pragmatic Functions of Prosody in English Cleft Sentences. Speech Prosody 6, May 2012, Shanghai, China. pp.713-716. ⟨hal-01510449⟩
  • Sophie Herment, Anastassia Loukina, Anne Tortel, Brigitte Bigi. AixOx, a multi-layered learners corpus: automatic annotation. 4th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics, Mar 2012, Jaèn, SPAIN, Spain. ⟨hal-01363458⟩
  • Clara Rodrigues da Mota, Sophie Herment. Le marqueur eh et l'intonation terminale montante en anglais canadien : similitudes et différences. Journée d'étude "Combinatoire de marqueurs en anglais oral spontané ", Apr 2011, Paris, France. non paginé. ⟨hal-01514709⟩
  • Sophie Herment, Laetitia Leonarduzzi. L'expression de la saillance dans les clivées en wh- en anglais contemporain: prosodie, syntaxe, discours. La saillance en langue et en discours, EA 1339 LiLPa - Fonctionnements discursifs et traduction, Strasbourg et Département d'études anglaises et nord-américaines, Nov 2010, Strasbourg, France. ⟨hal-01306867⟩
  • Sophie Herment-Dujardin, Daniel Hirst. L'emphase en anglais : critères acoustiques et analyse statistique. Tentative de définition. Interfaces Prosodiques, Mar 2003, Nantes, France. pp.51-56. ⟨hal-00369933⟩
  • Sophie Herment-Dujardin, Daniel Hirst. Emphasis in English: a perceptual study based on manipulated synthetic speech.. Speech Prosody, Apr 2002, Aix-en-Provence, France. pp.379-382. ⟨hal-00369977⟩

Book sections10 documents

  • Sophie Herment. L’interface syntaxe/prosodie : réinterprétation en discours oral et approche discursive de la prosodie. Gaudy-Campbell, I.; Horgues, C. Linguistique anglaise et oralité : vers une approche intégrée, Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, pp.123-138, A paraître. ⟨hal-02099180⟩
  • Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie, Sophie Herment. Intonation et interprétation des questions : un puzzle pluridimensionnel. Béguelin, M-J.; Coveney, A.; Guryev, A. L'interrogative en français, Peter Lang, pp.51-78, 2018, Collection Sciences pour la Communication, 978-3-0343-3290-3. ⟨halshs-01425412⟩
  • Gabor Turcsan, Sophie Herment. Making sense of nonce word stress in English. Jose A. Mompean And Jonas Fouz. Investigating English Pronunciation: Current Trends and Directions., Palgrave Macmillan, pp.23-46, 2015. ⟨hal-01480817⟩
  • Sophie Herment, Laetitia Leonarduzzi. L'expression de la saillance dans les clivées en wh- en anglais contemporain : prosodie, syntaxe, discours. Maryvonne Boisseau And Albert Hamm. Saillance : La saillance en langue et en discours, 2, Presses Universitaires de Franche-Comté, pp.85-102, 2015, 978-2-84867-513-8. ⟨hal-01480824⟩
  • Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie, Sophie Herment, Mathieu Avanzi. Introduction. Delais-Roussarie Elisabeth And Avanzi Mathieu And Herment Sophie. Prosody and Language in Contact : L2 Acquisition, Attrition and Languages in Multilingual Situations, Verlag Springer, pp.1-4, 2015. ⟨hal-01480805⟩
  • Gabor Turcsan, Sophie Herment. L'anglais du Nord de l'Irlande. Brulard Inès And Carr Philip And Durand Jacques. La prononciation de l'anglais contemporain dans le monde : Variation et structure, Presses Universitaires du Mirail, pp.183-198, 2015, 978-2-8107-0382-1. ⟨hal-01480815⟩
  • Sophie Herment, Anne Tortel, Brigitte Bigi, Daniel Hirst, Anastassia Loukina. AixOx, a multi-layered learners corpus: automatic annotation. ANA Diaz-Negrillo, FRANCISCO JAVIER Diaz-Perez (eds.). Specialisation and Variation in Language Corpora, Linguistic insights (179), Peter Lang, pp.41-76, 2014. ⟨hal-01363435⟩
  • Sophie Herment, Anne Tortel, Brigitte Bigi, Anastassia Loukina. AixOx, a multi-layered learners corpus: automatic annotation. A. Alcaraz Sintes; A. Casas Pedrosa; J. Fernandez Dominguez. Research in Corpus Linguistics, 2012. ⟨hal-01363434⟩
  • Sophie Herment. The pedagogical implications of variability in transcription, the case of [i] and [u].: Proceedings of the first international conference. Henderson, A. English Pronunciation : Issues and Practices (EPIP), Editions de l'université de Savoie, pp.177-188, 2010, collection Langages. ⟨hal-00576841⟩
  • Sophie Dujardin-Herment. Etude perceptive sur la focalisation en anglais : paramètres acoustiques, prosodiques et sémantiques. Wlodarczyk Hélène. La Focalisation dans les langues, L'Harmattan, pp.309-318, 2006. ⟨hal-00241548⟩

Directions of work or proceedings2 documents

  • Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie, Mathieu Avanzi, Sophie Herment. Prosody and languages in contact: L2 acquisition, attrition and languages in multilingual situations. New York, United States. Springer Verlag, pp.1-291, 2015, 978-3-662-45167-0. ⟨hal-01473993⟩
  • Sophie Herment. Travaux Interdisciplinaires sur la Parole et le Langage vol. 30 - La proéminence à l'oral / prominences in spoken language. France. non paginé, 2014. ⟨hal-01475385⟩

Other publications3 documents

  • Sophie Herment, Anastassia Loukina, Anne Tortel. AixOx. 2012. ⟨hal-01363437⟩
  • Sophie Herment. COEC: a Corpus of English Conversation. 2010. ⟨hal-01626562⟩
  • Sophie Herment, Valérie Kerfelec, Laetitia Leonarduzzi, Gabor Turcsan. A Learners' Corpus of Reading Texts. 2010. ⟨hal-01626563⟩

Preprints, Working Papers, ...1 document

  • Sophie Herment. Is intensity a relevant criterion in the perception of spontaneous speech? The case of emphasis in English.. 2012. ⟨hal-01489663⟩

Theses1 document

  • Sophie Herment-Dujardin. L'emphase dans le discours spontané anglais : corrélats acoustiques et prosodiques. Linguistique. Université de Provence - Aix-Marseille I, 2001. Français. ⟨tel-00010114⟩

Habilitation à diriger des recherches1 document

  • Sophie Herment. De l'emphase à la phonologie de la proéminence, pour une approche perceptuelle de la prosodie de corpus. Linguistique. Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7) Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2013. ⟨tel-01626556⟩