Lab

Formal Structures of Language

About the lab

Le laboratoire SFL, Structures Formelles du Langage, est une Unité Mixte de Recherche (UMR 7023) assurant la recherche et la formation à la recherche sur les 3 thématiques suivantes :
-Acquisition et développement du langage.
-Linguistique théorique (phonologie, syntaxe,sémantique)
-Langues des signes françaises

Le laboratoire est constitué de 29 chercheurs-enseignants, 10 chercheurs CNRS, 1 responsable administrative, 2 gestionnaires administratives, 2 ingénieures, 38 doctorants, et 25 membres associés.

L’UMR 7023 est partenaire fondateur du Labex Arts-H2H : Arts et médiations humaines et participe également à la COMUE Université « Paris Lumières ».

Featured research (1)

The beginning stages of speech segmentation in a second language (L2) have received little attention to date. The literature on L2 phonological acquisition tends to focus on learner populations who have access to discrete (orthographic) forms through exposure to the L2 in a classroom setting. Specifically, the existing literature on L2 acquisition of French liaison holds that the processing of liaison is greatly influenced by orthographic representations and that L1 and L2 phonological learning subsequently follow distinctly different developmental paths. We present data suggesting that more naturalistic L2 learners, who have had little formal L2 instruction and whose exposure is primarily oral, process liaison employing strategies previously observed only in children learning L1 French, calling into question the assumption that L1 and L2 phonological acquisition differ fundamentally and suggesting rather that phonological development depends on both the quality and quantity of the input to which the L2 learner is exposed.

Lab head

Watorek Marzena
Department
  • UFR Sciences du Langage (SDL)

Members (33)

Betty Tuller
  • National Science Foundation
Anne Belfrage Zribi-Hertz
  • Université de Vincennes - Paris 8
Ora Matushansky
  • French National Centre for Scientific Research
Mohamed Lahrouchi
  • French National Centre for Scientific Research
Michèle Kail
  • French National Centre for Scientific Research
Sandra Benazzo
  • Université de Vincennes - Paris 8
Brenda Laca
  • Universidad de la República de Uruguay
Elena Soare
  • Université de Vincennes - Paris 8
Betty Tuller
Betty Tuller
  • Not confirmed yet
Yvan Rose
Yvan Rose
  • Not confirmed yet
Leonardo Lancia
Leonardo Lancia
  • Not confirmed yet
Marzena Watorek
Marzena Watorek
  • Not confirmed yet
Ellenor Shoemaker
Ellenor Shoemaker
  • Not confirmed yet
Virginie Braud
Virginie Braud
  • Not confirmed yet
Naomi Yamaguchi
Naomi Yamaguchi
  • Not confirmed yet
Patricia Cabredo Hofherr
Patricia Cabredo Hofherr
  • Not confirmed yet