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Name: Mohamed  Yeou
Institution: Chouaib Doukkali University
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Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/m_yeou/index.htm
State and/or Country: Morocco   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Moroccan
Selected Publications: YEOU, M. (2004b) ''Effects of focus, position and syllable structure on F0 alignment in Arabic,'' JEP-TALN Arabic Language Processing, Fez.
YEOU, M. (2004a) ''The realization of accentual focus in Moroccan learners of English,'' Speech Prosody 2004, Nara, Japan.
YEOU, M. (2003) ''Vowel lengthening in the Quranic recitation: duration and pitch contours,'' Proceedings of the XIV International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona.
YEOU, M (2001) ''Phryngealization in Standard Arabic: Modelling, acoustic analysis, airflow and perception,” Revue de la Faculté des Lettres d’EL Jadida 6, pp. 51-70.
YEOU, M. (1997) ''Locus equations and the degree of coarticulation of arabic consonants,'' Phonetica 54, pp. 187-202.
YEOU, M. (1998) Une Etude Experimentale des Consonnes Posterieures et Pharyngalisees de l'Arabe Standard. PhD thesis at Sorbonne Nouvelle.Presses Universitaires du Septentrion.http://www.anrtheses.com.fr/ThesesCarte/SCat_341.htm
YEOU, M. & MAEDA, S. (1995) ''Uvular and pharyngeal consonants are approximants : An acoustic modeling study,'' Proceedings of the XIII International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, V2, pp. 586-589 (KTH and Stockholm University).
YEOU, M. (1995) ''Trading relations between cues for the pharyngealized / non-pharyngealized contrast,'' Proceedings of the XIII International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Volume 4, pp. 464-467 (KTH and Stockholm University).
Courses Taught: phonetics; phonology;

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