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Ioana Chitoran

Professor of linguistics UFR Linguistique
Director ED 622 Sciences du langage - composante Université de Paris
e-mail Ioana.Chitoran@u-paris.fr
Mailing address UFR Linguistique
Université de Paris - Case 7003
5 rue Thomas Mann 75205 Paris Cedex 13
Previous experience PhD Cornell University, 1997; Faculty: Dartmouth College 1997-2012


Research areas: laboratory phonology; speech production and perception; Romance phonology and phonetics

I work at the interface between phonology and phonetics. My main interest is in understanding the relationship between the temporal variability observed in speech and the emergence of phonological structure and phonological representations. Working within the laboratory phonology approach, I rely on experimental studies of speech production and perception to understand how phonotactic complexity emerges. I have been working primarily with data from Georgian and other languages of the Caucasus known for their complex syllable structure. I pursue, in parallel, phonetic and phonological studies of Romanian and other Romance languages, most recently of the extreme variability that can be observed in fluent conversational speech, examining its role in phonological change.

Champs de recherche : phonologie de laboratoire ; production et perception de la parole ; phonologie et phonétique des langues romanes

Mes recherches se situent à l’interface de la phonologie et de la phonétique. Je m’intéresse à la relation entre la variabilité temporelle observée dans la parole et l’emergence de la structure et des représentations phonologiques. Dans une approche de phonologie de laboratoire, je me suis appuyée sur des études de production et de perception de séquences consonantiques complexes en attaque de syllabe pour comprendre l’emergence de la complexité phonotactique dans des langues comme le géorgien et autres langues du Caucase bien connues pour leur structure syllabique typologiquement rare. Je continue en parallèle les études sur la phonétique et phonologie du roumain et d’autres langues romanes, récemment pour comprendre à quel point la variabilité extrême qui apparait dans la parole continue joue un rôle dans les changements phonologiques.

The Phonetics Lab of the Linguistics Department / Plateforme expérimentale à l'UFR Linguistique

Labex EFL

Paris Graduate School of Linguistics



  • The South Caucasian Chalk Circle - SCCC. This series of conferences on South Caucasian (Kartvelian) languages was launched in 2016 in Paris. A 3rd edition is planned for 2021, pandemic permitting. The conference website SCCC-3
  • Articulatory patterns across languages and their implications for the cognitive representations of speech (with Marianne Pouplier; BFHZ - Centre de coopération universitaire franco-bavarois)


  • DIPVAR - Digital investigation of phonetic variation: Large-scale multilingual modeling of lenition and fortition. 2022-2025 ANR PI: Ioana Vasilescu (LISN, Paris Saclay); Partners: LISN - Paris Saclay, CLILLAC-ARP - Université de Paris, Université de Lille
  • DIA-SYN-PHON - The role of phonetic substance in prosodic conditioning: From diachrony to synchrony, and back. 2022-2025 ANR JCJC PI: Maria Giavazzi (DEC, ENS); Partners: Sharon Peperkamp (DEC, ENS); Anne Hermes, Cécile Fougeron (LPP); Ioana Chitoran (Université de Paris, Clillac-ARP)


Undergraduate level / Licence:

  • Phonologie L3

Graduate level / Niveau Master:

  • Phonologie M1 / Phonology - 1st semester
  • Analyse phonologique / Phonological analysis - 2nd semester
  • Phonologie expérimentale / Experimental phonology
  • Perception de la parole / Speech perception
  • Questions fondamentales en théorie phonologique / Topics in phonological theory

PhD dissertations supervised / Thèses encadrées :

  • Zifeng Liu - Tonal speech errors (with Giuseppina Turco)
  • Juliette Millet (ED 474 FIRE) - Large-scale unsupervised speech models of foreign language speech perception (with Ewan Dunbar)
  • Hannah King - Seeing is perceiving: The role of the lips in the production and perception of Anglo-English /r/ (with E. Ferragne) - 2020. Prix de thèse AFCP 2020. Currently ATER Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, Institut du Monde Anglophone
  • Anqi Liu - Le suffixe rhotique en mandarin : études phonétiques et représentation phonologique dans le cadre de la phonologie articulatoire (2019); Lecturer, French Department, Shenyang Normal University
  • Qianwen Guan - Emerging modes of temporal coordination: Mandarin and non-native consonant clusters (2019). Post-doctoral researcher, Orange, France. Previously: Post-doctoral researcher, Labex EFL (2021); City University of Hong Kong (2019-2020)
  • Anisia Popescu - Temporal organization of liquid consonants in complex syllables: Implications for a dynamic articulatory model of the syllable (2019); DAAD fellow, University of Potsdam 2020-2022. Previously: Post-doctoral researcher, LOLA Lab, University of Potsdam 2019-2020.
  • Yumei Sang - Questions de phonétique et phonologie du mongol (2016)
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