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Effets positionnels dans l'acquisition du français

Abstract : This paper investigates positional effects within the word in the acquisition of French as a first language. We consider two levels of prosodic representation: the prosodic word and the foot (feet having strong and weak positions). We study only consonantal material. The results show that the prosodic word plays a central role in licensing features. This results in processes such as harmony and metathesis, all of which support the assumption that strong positions enable licensing of marked segments. If a marked segment is present in weak position, a strong position will attract it through consonant harmony or metathesis. Those phenomena appear only in early child production when markedness constraints have a higher rank in the hierarchy of constraints than faithfulness constraints.
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Yvan Rose, Christophe dos Santos. Effets positionnels dans l'acquisition du français. Journée d’Études sur la Parole, Apr 2004, Fez, Maroc. ⟨halshs-02475937⟩



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