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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.


Conference papers5 documents

  • 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⟩

Book sections2 documents

  • 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. Díaz Pérez J.; Díaz Negrillo A. Specialisation and variation in language corpora, Peter Lang, pp.41-76, 2014. ⟨hal-01363434⟩

Directions of work or proceedings1 document

  • 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⟩