This talk will present most of the tenets of Lionel Guierre's work in phonology. It will present the methodology of his analysis, the genealogy of his investigation and some of his contemporary disciples and followers. Lionel Guierre (1921-2001) proposed an analysis of stress assignment and vowel realisations based on the phonological regularity of graphic sequences. In the sixties he digitised Daniel Jones's 8th edition of the pronouncing dictionary using a system of punch cards (RHYME 08, Guierre 1966). His thorough corpus-based analysis proved some of the SPE assumptions to be questionable; in particular, a systematic perusal of stress-imposing endings reveals that many heavy syllables are not stressed. Among other exceptions are many -ate words (see Guierre 1979). He devised a system of stress assignment for secondary stresses that can be summed up in four rules. His representation of primary stresses hinges on the notion of "endings", which strictly refers to final graphic sequences. This puts in question the interface with morphology, an issue investigated in several recent PhD theses.
DESCHAMPS, A.& O'NEIL, M., 2007, "Lionel Guierre ", Language Sciences, Philip Carr and Patrick Honeybone eds., vol. 29 , 2-3 , 492-495.
FOURNIER, JM, 2007, "From a Latin syllable-driven stress system to a Romance versus Germanic morphology-driven dynamics: in honour of Lionel Guierre", Language Sciences, Philip Carr and Patrick Honeybone eds., vol. 29 , 2-3 , 218-236,
GUIERRE, L., 1966c, "Un codage des mots anglais en vue de l'analyse automatique de leur structure phonetique, Etudes de Linguistique Appliquee, Didier, Paris.
GUIERRE, L., 1979, "Essai sur l'accentuation en anglais contemporain", These de Doctorat d'Etat des-Lettres [PhD], Publications de l'Universite de Paris VII, 899 p.
GUIERRE, L.,  1984, "Drills in English Stress-Patterns", 4th,completely revised edition, Armand-Colin Longman.
DESCHAMPS, A. ; DUCHET, J.-L.; FOURNIER, J.-M.; O'NEIL, M., 2004, "English Phonology and Graphophonemics". Paris : Ophrys.
TRÉVIAN, I, 2007, "Stress-neutral endings in contemporary British English: an updated overview", Language Sciences, Philip Carr and Patrick Honeybone eds., vol. 29 , 2-3 , 426-450.
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