New article published in “Language, Cognition and Neuroscience”

Thanks to an electroencephalographic study, two CNRS researchers at LPL have shown that, in native French speakers, an accentual difference on the isolated word has no impact on its recognition. This result suggests that, for these speakers, acoustic cues related to accentuation are treated as noise and are swept out of the speech signal during the word recognition process.

Reference: Dufour, Sophie & Michelas, Amandine (2024). Does a mismatch on the accentual pattern of French words affect the magnitude of the repetition priming effect? An ERP investigation. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 1-8.

The article on HAL:
(Currently embargoed)



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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.

The accent explained by Fernandel … and by our colleagues at the LPL!

The program 20h30 le samedi of February 27 was shot in part in the anechoic chamber of the LPL! While Alain Ghio, CNRS research engineer, is at the helm of the vocal evaluation device (EVA2), Médéric Gasquet-Cyrus, assistant professor in language sciences, answers questions from France 2 journalists on regional and especially Marseille accents.

Link: "20h30 le samedi". L’accent de Fernandel - France 2 - 27 février 2021 - En replay (