Speech Prosody 2002
This paper examines the question of cognitive status of syllable as a linguistic unit. The experiment was conceived in the objective to test, in a metalinguistic task of counting the syllables, put to French speaking subjects, whether the syllable is a mere methodological concept adopted in linguistic descriptions or whether there is a cognitive reality behind it. Working with filtered stimuli permits to concentrate the attention on the role of the syllable in the prosodic organisation of the utterance.
Bibliographic reference. Nesterenko, Irina (2002): "French listeners counting syllables in read French and Russian: implications for the cognitive realty of syllable", In SP-2002, 531-534.