Management Board

, by Guillaume Wauquier

Jacques Durand Honorary President

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Jacques Durand is Emeritus Professor of English linguistics at the University Toulouse-Jean Jaurès. He specializes in phonology and has published extensively on English and French. He is the co-founder of the PFC (Phonologie du français contemporain), PAC and LVTI research programmes. His recent collaborative publications include The Oxford Handbook of Corpus Phonology (OUP), La prononciation de l’anglais contemporain dans le monde: variation et structure (PUM) and Varieties of Spoken French (OUP). He is the director of the Oxford series The Phonology of the World’s Languages (OUP).

Sophie Herment

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Sophie Herment is full Professor in the department of English studies at Aix-Marseille University, France. She has taught English phonetics and phonology to French students at all levels of the university curriculum, including the teacher training programme, for 25 years. As a member of the speech and language lab (LPL, under the co-funding of the French national centre for research and the university), of which she is deputy director, she works mainly on prosody and her research interests concern L2 prosody, the varieties of English, the prosody/syntax interface and corpus prosody.

Sylvain Navarro

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Sylvain Navarro has been Associate Professor in English linguistics at the University of Paris Cité since September 2015. He defended his PhD thesis entitled “Rhoticity and ‘r’-sandhi in English: from Lancashire to Boston” at the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès in September 2013. His research focuses on English phonology and the study of variation using large oral corpora. He has published a book on the phonology, history and variation of English /r/.

Anne Przewozny-Desriaux

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Anne Przewozny-Desriaux is Full Professor in English phonology at the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France. As a phonologist and a specialist in Australian studies, her research interests include sound change and variation, sociohistorical reconstructions of Australian English, dialectology and variationist sociolinguistics as applied to contemporary English and Australian varieties, and a comparative sociophonological interpretation of English and French varieties towards a refined definition of contemporary linguistic communities.

Cécile Viollain

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Cécile Viollain is holder of an agrégation and Associate Professor in English linguistics at Paris Nanterre University. Her research interests include the sociolinguistic, phonological, and phonetic characteristics of the varieties of English spoken worldwide, notably in New Zealand, the epistemological and methodological issues relating to corpus phonology, and what is at stake with the representations of accents in TV series and movies.