Within the context of a French research project on French liaison, a conference on all aspects of sandhi phenomena will be hosted by the University of Toulouse 2 Le Mirail, 8th-10th September 2010.
The Phonlex project (From Phonology to the Lexicon: liaison and cognition in contemporary French) brings together 4 linguistic and psycholinguistic research teams in Toulouse, Grenoble and Paris. These teams have been investigating various dimensions of French liaison: phonological and phonetic aspects, regional variation, the synchronic and diachronic dimension, oral developmental issues as well as liaison in written production. These topics will constitute the core of our conference. However, French liaison is not an isolated sandhi phenomenon within the languages of the world and we therefore welcome papers which discuss the wider issue of word-segmentation and adjustments at word-boundaries.
Invited Keynote speakers:
Marie-Hélène Côté (Université d’Ottawa, Canada)
Martin Howard (Cork University, Ireland)
Robert Papen (Université du Québec, Canada)