Jean-Marie Marandin

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It is currently assumed that the prosodic realization of utterances is sensitive to the Ground/ Focus articulation. However, the discourse thematic organization also plays a crucial role : in German and English, a specific category of pitch accent does play a role in marking discourse move (see [11] and the analysis of B accents in [5]). In this paper, we(More)
This article addresses the controversial issue of the prosodic marking of Information Focus in French. We report the results of three experiments (one in production two in perception) that support three claims. The first one is empirical. Phrases that resolve a question may be set off by two types of intonational marks in French: they host the nuclear pitch(More)
Italian negation displays a well-known contrast between preverbal and post-verbal n-words: while the preverbal adverb non does not co-occur with preverbal n-words with single negation reading (SN), it is obligatory with post-verbal ones. The two negations co-occur in (1c) with a double negation reading (DN), where non is (preferably) stressed. (1)a. Nessuno(More)
The paper addresses the differences between ecological data and laboratory elicited data for the study of the semantics/pragmatics of prosody. A new experiment design –Rep Task– is presented. It is based on a reduplication task: subjects are asked to reenact a conversation that has been recorded beforehand and turned into a script. Thus, the data consist in(More)
To Describe , to Read a Text A text, any text, isa complex organization that cannot be reduced to simple patterns or described in a unidimensional way. The procedures we describe here aim at capturing two different aspects of a text: SEGTHEM (THEMatic SEGmentation) in Section 1 and DENSITE (Density) in Section 2. They are currently under development and we(More)
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