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La perception de l'iconicité phonologique testée sur un corpus de verbes français

Abstract : Several recent discoveries, notably from cognitive neuroscience, have had repercussions in the humanities and more particularly in the linguistics’ field. They have given rise to a renewed interest in the theme of phonological iconicity, which tackles the entirety of phenomena of similarity between signifier and signified inside a language. A multitude of studies then emerged, attesting to the existence of phonosymbolic phenomena in the languages of the world. Despite this considerable growth, the content of these works, mainly written in English, remains to this day rather unknown to the French-speaking public, still relatively anchored in the tradition of Structuralism. This dissertation starts by presenting a synthesis of the international work carried out in the field of phonological iconicity in order to retain the main achievements. Building on this, the dissertation will bring new empirical evidence of the existence of iconic phenomena in a corpus of French monosyllabic verbs through two methods. The first one is descriptive and focuses on motivated links between phonological and morphosyntactic features; the second one is experimental and explores the similarity connections between the phonological and semantic features of this French verbal corpus.
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Fanny Boudier. La perception de l'iconicité phonologique testée sur un corpus de verbes français. Linguistique. Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019UBFCH042⟩. ⟨tel-03021059⟩

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