Official launch of the MASTRI trilingual Master’s degree in Seychelles

On Wednesday 21 February, the University of Seychelles officially launched the MASTRI trilingual Master's project (Creole, English, French) in collaboration with Aix-Marseille University and with the support of the French Embassy (FSPI-R project). Coordinated by our colleague Sibylle Kriegel (AMU/LPL), this project will enable local students to achieve a high level of education (bac +5) without having to go abroad for two years. It will also help to strengthen the codification of Creole and maintain the French language locally. This Master's degree is due to start in September 2025, with students moving to AMU for six months to follow courses in various ALLSH departments.

Furthermore, the event was announced on the front page of the Seychelles most important daily newspaper today!

More information (in English):


Credits: UniSey

Credits: Nation, Seychelles

Stem cell injections to restore your voice

The program Le Mag de la Santé (France 5) recently took an interest in a clinical trial conducted by teams from the Hôpital de la Conception Marseille, with the participation of Antoine Giovanni, ENT specialist at the same hospital, University Professor at AMU and affiliated to the LPL. This trial aims to repair scarring of the vocal cords using stem cells contained in fat taken from the patient.

- Link to the broadcast on Youtube

- ENT Service at the Hôpital de la Conception

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):


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:

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:

They talk about it (not exhaustive):
28-minute Arte broadcast of March 8 (from ‘41):
Article in Le Monde March 7: « Motchus » redonne au parler marseillais ses lettres de noblesse (
Article in Libé of February 24 (and special Libé grid):
AMU News of February 14:
France 3 PACA of February 3: -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:

Link to the brief of the AMU letter (p. 39, in French):

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):

More information: Heritage - Laboratoire Parole et Langage (