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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.


Conference papers4 documents

  • 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⟩

Book sections4 documents

  • 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⟩

Directions of work or proceedings1 document

  • 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⟩