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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 or co-supervising 5 PhD dissertations and is an adviser for 2 HDR.


Journal articles1 document

  • 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⟩

Conference papers3 documents

  • 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⟩

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⟩