Seminar of the Systus team

Topic: “Around the peripheries”

[All conferences in French]

The Systus team seminar will take place this Friday, June 11 in “hybrid” mode, so face-to-face for those who want it and online for others. If you wish to attend face-to-face (LPL members only) – within the limit of the current capacity of 26 people – please contact Frédéric Sabio, co-manager of the team:


2.00-2.50 – J. Deulofeu – (AMU, laboratoire LIF)

Le statut de périphérique et les limites de l’organisation grammaticale en français


2.50-3.30 – D. Lewis & S. Herment, L. Leonarduzzi, C. Portes, L. Prévot, F. Sabio, G. Turcsan (team Systus)

Périphéries gauche et droite, en français et en anglais


3.30-4.10 – C. Aslanov (team Systus)

Le tokharien A (Agni), périphérie de la périphérie des langues indo-européennes


4.10-4.50 – M. Gasquet-Cyrus (team Systus)

Langues et variétés « périphériques » : questions théoriques et idéologiques


Contact: Sophie Herment / Frédéric Sabio

Systus team Web page

The involvement of left ventral occipitotemporal cortex in speech processing

Shuai Wang, Postdoc ILCB/LPL

The left ventral occipitotemporal cortex, also named visual word form area, plays a key role in reading. Recent evidence suggests that it is also involved in different levels of speech processing, from phoneme analysis to sentence listening. Yet, little is known about the underlying mechanisms of this cross-modal activation and the communication between this area and the spoken language system. In this talk, we are going to introduce our on-going research that addresses these issues from a network perspective by 1) applying the Graph Theory on fMRI data, and 2) examining the temporal dynamics of the communication between areas within the spoken and written language system using an intracranial EEG protocol.

ILCB Events


Seminar of the POP team

LPL Seminar organized by the POP team

Monday March 15th at 3.30 p.m.

(Presentations in French)

3.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.: Amelia Pettirossi (Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie, Paris)
La dysphonie chez les professeures des écoles : perception et représentations

4.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.: Alexia Mattei (LPL) et Annabelle Capel (Hôpital La Conception, Marseille)
Les professionnels de la voix : bilan vocal adapté. L’exemple des enseignants

Seminar of the Interactions team

LPL seminar organized by the Interactions team

Friday February 19th 2021, 10.30 – 12.00, online

[presentations in French]

10.30 – 11.30: Simona Pekarek Doehler, Université de Neuchâtel

Routinisation d’une grammaire-pour-l’interaction : Les trajectoires développementales de ‘je sais pas’ et ‘comment en dit’ en langue seconde

11.30 – 12.00: Marco Cappellini, LPL

Alignement des procédés d’étayage dans un télétandem

REaDY team seminar

10.30-11.10: Chotiga Pattamadilok

From lip- to script-reading: An integrative view of Audio-Visual Associations in language processing (AVA)

During the talk, I will present the general idea of our new ANR project that proposes to explore the relationships between the two main forms of audio-visual association in language processing, i.e., the associations between speech and articulatory gestures and between speech and orthography. Given their distinct properties, these natural and artificial audio-visual associations have been considered as two cognitive processes that are explained by different theoretical models. The present proposal adopts a novel perspective that seeks to establish the missing link between them. The aim is to elaborate a unified framework explaining how different inputs jointly contribute to forming coherent language representations. A new study that we conducted to address this issue will be presented.

11.10-11.50: Amie Fairs

Can we successfully carry out speech production experiments online?

In this age of COVID, more and more psychological experiments need to be carried out online so that data can still be collected. While much research has shown that typical language comprehension studies, such as lexical decision, can be carried out online, to our knowledge there are no online language production studies. Anecdotally, many language production researchers are skeptical about whether online production data are reliable. We sought in this experiment to carry out a typical production study – picture naming – online, and to determine a) whether we could replicate the well-known production effect of word frequency, b) whether the response patterns were similar to a lab-based experiment, and c) whether online-related parameters, such as internet speed, would have an effect on response times or errors. Preliminary data analysis suggests that we can replicate the word frequency effect, yet the distributions of responses and amount of errors are different to lab based experiments. While this analysis is preliminary, this suggests that online production studies are valuable and find similar sized effects to the lab. In addition, in the course of testing this experiment we have learnt a lot of practical information useful for online production studies, which I will discuss.

Seminar of Francesca Carbone

What is the impact of prosody and semantics on emotion processing?

Francesca Carbone

Seminar Anna Marczyk & Ben O’Brien

How Spectrotemporal Modulations can be used in phonetic research?

Anna Marczyk & Ben O’Brien

Seminar Laurent Besacier (LIG)

An introduction to computational language documentation: example of the BULB project (presentation in French)
By Laurent Besacier of the LIG (IT Lab Grenoble)

Abstract: In this talk, I will introduce computational language documentation which is an emerging interdisciplinary field where linguistics leverage machine learning in order to help language documentation. First contributions on this topic were done during the BULB* project which addressed oral Bantu languages. I will present some insights of BULB in this talk: (1) how to ease or speed up speech data collection using mobile apps (2) how to leverage neural sequence-to-sequence models for automatic data processing and analysis.

*BULB: Breaking the Unwritten Language Barrier

Seminar of Clément François

Seminar by

Clément François (LPL)

Cortical and subcortical processing of baby speech sounds

Within the next meeting of the REaDY research team