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Mendousse, Kevin Paul

Works: 2 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 3 library holdings
Roles: Author, Opponent
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Most widely held works by Kevin Paul Mendousse
Pour une phonologie de la perception by Kevin Paul Mendousse( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problematic of this thesis stands at the crossroads of two theoretical frameworks: on the one hand, it engages with distinctive feature theory, as elaborated by Jakobson (acoustico-auditory model) and Chomsky and Halle (articulatory system), which was developed out of the notions of opposition and archiphoneme into the concept of markedness; on the other hand, it engages with Sapir's phonetic symbolism, later expanded by Fonàgy into the concept of "phonetic metaphor". Adopting an "analogical" approach - an approach based upon Sapir's symbolism and Fonàgy's metaphor - this investigation aims to test native English speakers' phonological perception of their vocalic system by drawing on their intuitive understanding of language in order to evaluate, unbeknown to them, their subjective representation of this system. Vigorous debate has focused on the structure and cognitive foundation of featural theory as well as on the definition and representation of features themselves. English vowels have been the object of extensive investigation in the literature but, to date, research on the subject has proved inconclusive. Between acoustico-motor phonetics, phonological theory and auditory reality, diverse anomalies abound.Following Trubetzkoy's advice that the "linguistic unconscious" should serve as a guide through the meanders of phonology, this study seeks to give "voice" to the unconscious by exploiting its naïve synesthetic relationships with the sounds of language. By incorporating the psycho-neurophysiological network of intersensory connections within the paradigm of distinctive features, this thesis endeavours to bridge gaps between the fields of phonetics, phonology and psycholinguistics in order to uncover the structure of our phonological unconscious
La phonologie des emprunts français non anglicisés en anglais by Julie Quinio( )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study focuses on the phonology of non-anglicized French loanwords, i.e. those which do not follow all English rules and retain French characteristics. The first part describes the methodology used for the selection of the corpus, which brings about discussions on loanword terminology, and presents the database that will be used in the analysis of these loanwords. The second part is dedicated to the deletion of the anglicized variants remaining in the database, which brings about many discussions on English phonology. Finally, the last part presents the analysis of the final database, containing only non-anglicized variants. Starting with the idea that these loanwords imitate the French pronunciation, we show how French phonemes are adapted into English, and how English speakers indicate the French origin of a word
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Audience level: 0.95 (from 0.94 for Pour une p ... to 0.96 for La phonolo ...)

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