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100 1  Dautricourt, Robin Guillaume 
245 10 French liaison: Linguistic and sociolinguistic influences 
       on speech perception 
300    338 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 71-
       11, Section: A, page: 4002 
500    Adviser: Shari R. Speer 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Ohio State University, 2010 
520    French liaison is a phonological process that takes place 
       when an otherwise silent word-final consonant is 
       pronounced before a following vowel-initial word. It is a 
       process that has been evolving for centuries, and whose 
       patterns of realization are influenced by a wide range of 
       interacting linguistic and social factors. French speakers
       therefore not only have to adapt their lexical 
       identification processes to words ending in liaison 
       consonants, but they also have to learn the rules which 
       govern when they could pronounce the liaison consonants, 
       and when they should expect them to be pronounced by other
       speakers. This dissertation begins by establishing a 
       comprehensive understanding of liaison production with a 
       focus on the linguistic and social factors that influence 
       its present day usage. The challenges which liaison 
       presents to theories of word segmentation and speech 
       perception are then established, followed by the 
       presentation of a series of psycholinguistic experiments 
       that manipulate some of the most salient factors that are 
       known to influence liaison production (e.g. syntactic 
       context, liaison consonant identity, speaker age, and 
       speaker social class). The first experiment investigates 
       the effects of liaison in four different environments, and
       not only provides evidence that liaison consonants can 
       facilitate word recognition of the following vowel-initial
       word, but that this effect is more likely to take place in
       contexts where liaison consonants are more likely to occur
       in production. A series of three experiments then use 
       auditory stimuli from a corpus of radio interviews and 
       visual stimuli consisting of photographed individuals in 
       order to explore the influences of age and social class on
       the perception of liaison. Ultimately, the hypothesis that
       listeners' expectations of speakers' social identities can
       influence speech perception is put to the test using a 
       cross-modal priming paradigm 
590    School code: 0168 
650  4 Language, Linguistics 
650  4 Sociology, Sociolinguistics 
690    0290 
690    0636 
710 2  The Ohio State University 
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