Conversation: How We Tune Our Violins

As part of the "researcher-journalist" exchange organized under the aegis of the Association of Scientific Journalists of the Information Press (AJSPI), the journalist Fabien Trécourt met in the spring of 2022 Noël Nguyen, professor AMU-LPL , and several other researchers from the LPL. These exchanges of several days gave rise to a beautiful article on linguistic convergence in the current issue of the magazine Sciences Humaines: “Conversation: how we tune our violins” (in French, n° 350 August/September 2022).

Article online (suscriber access): https://bit.ly/3IFryFI

 

Credits: Sciences Humaines / F. Trécourt

Fifty years of research in the fields of speech and language

The Journalist Anaïs Quintard of the daily "La Provence" has published a beautiful article on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the LPL following an interview with Serge Pinto, deputy director of the laboratory.

It appeared last weekend in the Aix edition, here comes the link!

As a reminder, Christine Meunier had written an article in June for the Marseille edition of the same newspaper.

Likewise, we had published a small selection of photos taken by a team of photographers on May 13th.

50 years celebration Website: https://www.lpl-50ans.fr/

Waze adds regional accents for French users

Waze has just integrated three regional accents into its navigation app. On this occasion, the local newspaper "La Provence" presents in its edition of Tuesday, May 31 the Provence version "Mireille", accompanied by an interview with Médéric Gasquet-Cyrus, specialist in Marseille speech and sociolinguist at the LPL and Aix-Marseille University.

“Motchus”, the Marseille motus that is a hit!

Are you already addicted to Motchus? Last January, the online game Motchus was born, a Marseille version adapted from the French game Sutom, itself based on the principle of the old TV show Motus (and English Wordle version). It is a result of a collaboration between the linguist Médéric Gasquet-Cyrus (AMU-LPL, @MedericGC) and the mathematician Denis Beaubiat (@ze_armavi) and has gone viral on the Net and in many media – including Le Monde and ARTE in March 2022. Every day it attracts around 15,000 people (“fadas de Motchus”) eager to decipher the word of the day from midnight from Marseille or Provençal vocabulary.

Motchus online game: https://motchus.fr/

They talk about it (not exhaustive):
28-minute Arte broadcast of March 8 (from ‘41): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnY84o6j2b8
Article in Le Monde March 7: « Motchus » redonne au parler marseillais ses lettres de noblesse (lemonde.fr)
Article in Libé of February 24 (and special Libé grid): https://www.liberation.fr/lifestyle/mots-croises-apres-motchus-la-grille-marseillaise-de-libe-20220224_GHPZFK5RRRH5BM4FPQSI7QIO3A/
AMU News of February 14: https://www.univ-amu.fr/fr/public/actualites/motchus-testez-votre-parler-marseillais
France 3 PACA of February 3: https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/provence-alpes-cote-d-azur/bouches-du-rhone/marseille/motchus-le-jeu-de-mots-en-ligne -to-learn-to-speak-Marseillais-le-provencal-imagined-by-the-linguist-mederic-gasquet-cyrus-2445864.html

Can we use the internet to study speech production? Yes we can!

In its latest issue of the AMU Letter, Aix-Marseille University devoted a brief to the latest article by Kristof Strijkers and Amie Fairs entitled “Can we use the internet to study speech production? Yes we can! Evidence contrasting online versus laboratory naming latencies and errors”. It was published in late 2021 in the journal PLoS One.

Reference: Amie Fairs, Kristof Strijkers. Can we use the internet to study speech production? Yes we can! Evidence contrasting online versus laboratory naming latencies and errors. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2021, 16 (10), pp.e0258908. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0258908⟩⟨hal-03417222⟩

Link to full text: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03417222

Link to the brief of the AMU letter (p. 39, in French):  https://indd.adobe.com/view/68fa118f-6213-42a4-a1f6-625dc0bda324

The instrumental heritage of the LPL in the spotlight in the journal “La Provence”

The Aix edition of "La Provence" published on Sunday, November 14, an article highlighting the LPL collection, through an interview with Yohann Meynadier, AMU lecturer and scientific heritage referent of the laboratory, and Nicolas Claire, vice-president of culture and scientific heritage of AMU.

Link to the article (in French): https://www.lpl-aix.fr/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/21-11-14-AMU-Patrimoine.pdf

More information: Heritage - Laboratoire Parole et Langage (lpl-aix.fr)

How do you talk? Focus on youth language

In the latest issue of MAGMA magazine, you can find the special issue "Comment tu parles?" (in French only, p. 18-23) following an interview with Médéric Gasquet-Cyrus, AMU lecturer in sociolinguistics and member of the LPL.

Special issue of n ° 61, autumn 2021: https://www.calameo.com/read/0048386708886bebcf861

Magma le Mag website: http://www.magmalemag.com/

For information, MAGMA is a free magazine distributed through 55,000 copies intended for students and young workers in several cities, including Aix and Marseille. It is distributed in particular on campuses and student living spaces.

What are the tools for treating voice-related pathologies?

At the end of July, AP-HM – Marseille University hospitals published a new video shot at the ENT Department of the Hôpital de la Conception in Marseille. This time, the film devoted to voice treatment highlights the methods and instruments used of two voice specialists and members of the LPL: Antoine Giovanni, ENT doctor and University Professor, and Joana Revis, speech therapist, vocologist and Junior Professor.

 Links (French content):
Play the video !
ENT department at the Hôpital de la Conception