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Christophe COUPÉ

CR1, CNRS

 04 72 72 65 46

Christophe.Coupe@cnrs.fr

Teams :     HELAN2 


  Research interests
  Scientific activities
  Administration activities
  Teaching
  Main publications and conferences

RESEARCH INTERESTS


 

Origins of language and human cognition: semiotic approaches

 

Structure and evolution of sound systems: information rate, functional load, complex dynamic systems

 

Environmental determinants of linguistic diversity

 

Digital tools for linguistics: modeling, statistical analysis, databases and geographic information systems

 

Encounters: psycho-phenomenological approaches, explicitation interview

 

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES


 

Co-head of the "THESEE (THéories et Explorations autour de la Subjectivité et de l'Expérience Explicitée)" project (2nd co-head : Magali Beldame-Ollagnier) (Funding from the 'Labex ASLAN', Nov. 2014-Nov. 2016)

 

Member of the 'Laboratory of Excellence' (LABEX) ASLAN (Advanced studies on language)

 

Member of the ANR Research Project Transmondyn

 

Organization of the scientific seminars at the DDL Laboratory

 

Scientific evaluations for the French National Research Agency (Agence Nationale de la Recherche)

 

ADMINISTRATION ACTIVITIES


 

Head of the "Language & Languages: Origins, Evolution and Diversity" Work Package, Laboratory of Excellence ASLAN (Advanced Studies on LANguage complexity)

 

TEACHING


 

Evolution of Cognition and Cognitive Palaeoanthropology, MSc in Cognitive Science, Université Lyon 2, Lyon

 

Linguistics, BSc in Cognitive Science, Université Lyon 2, Lyon

 

Animal Cognition and Communication, BSc in Cognitive Science, Université Lyon 2, Lyon

 

Linguistics, BSc in Speech Therapy, Institut des Sciences et Techniques de la Réadaptation, Lyon

 

MAIN PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES (SHORT VERSION)
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PhDs and master thesis
 

Coupé, C., 2003, "De l'origine du langage à l'origine des langues : modélisations de l'émergence et de l'évolution des systèmes linguistiques", Thèse de Doctorat, Sciences cognitives, Université Lyon 2, Lyon  (thesis)


Edited books
 

Mufwene, S., Coupé, C. & Pellegrino, F. (eds), 2017, "Complexity in Language. Developmental end Evolutionary Perspectives", Cambridge University Press, 251 p.


 

Pellegrino, F., Marsico, E., Chitoran, I. & Coupé, C. (eds), 2009, "Approaches to phonological complexity", 16, Berlin, New York, Mouton de Gruyter, 382 p., 9783110223941  (Couverture, Table of Contents, Introduction Chapter)


Chapters in books
 

Coupé, C., Marsico, E. & Pellegrino, F., 2017, "To what Extent are Phonological Inventories Complex Systems?", in Complexity in Language. Developmental and Evolutionary Perspectives, Mufwene, S., Coupé, C. & Pellegrino, F. (eds), Cambridge University Press, pp. 135-164


 

Coupé, C., Hombert, J.M., Marsico, E. & Pellegrino, F., 2013, "Investigations into Determinants of the Diversity of the World’s Languages. ", in East Flows the Great River: Festschrift in Honor of Prof. William S-Y. Wang on his 80th Birthday, Shi, F. & Peng, G. (eds), Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong Press, pp. 75-108  (paper)


 

Coupé, C., Marsico, E. & Pellegrino, F., 2010, "Les systèmes sonores des langues comme systèmes complexes", in Qu'appelle-t-on aujourd'hui les sciences de la complexité ? Langages, réseaux, marchés, territoires, Weisbuch, G. & Zwirn, H. (eds), Paris, Vuibert, pp. 37-65  (Paper)


 

Coupé, C., 2010, "Evolution du Langage", in Biologie évolutive (Chapitre 17 : Biologie évolutive humaine), Thomas, F., Lefèvre, T. & Raymond, M. (eds), Bruxelles, De Boeck, pp. 672-673  (chapter - final draft)


 

Coupé, C., Marsico, E. & Pellegrino, F., 2009, "Structural complexity of phonological systems", in Approaches to phonological complexity, Pellegrino, F., Marsico, E., Chitoran, I. & Coupé, C. (eds), Phonology & Phonetics Series vol. 16, Berlin, New York, Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 141-169  (chapter)


Journals
 

Oh, Y., Coupé, C., Marsico, E. & Pellegrino, F., 2015, "Bridging Phonological System and Lexicon: Insights from a Corpus Study of Functional Load", Journal of Phonetics, 53, pp. 153-176  (final draft)


 

Coupé, C., Shuai, S. & Gong, T., 2013, "Review of the 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (Evolang9)", Biolinguistics, 7, pp. 112-131  (paper)


 

Pellegrino, F., Coupé, C. & Marsico, E., 2011, "A cross-language perspective on speech information rate", Language, 87:3, pp. 539-558  (paper - final draft)


 

Gong, T. & Coupé, C., 2011, "A Report on the Workshop on Complexity in Language: Developmental and Evolutionary Perspectives.", Biolinguistics , 5:4, pp. 370-380  (paper)


 

Marsico, E., Maddieson, I., Coupé, C. & Pellegrino, F., 2005, "Investigating the "hidden" structure of phonological systems", Proceedings of the 30th Meeting of the BLS, Feb 13-16, Berkeley, 30, pp. 256-267  (draft pdf)


Conferences with proceedings
 

Coupé, C., Oh, Y., Pellegrino, F. & Marsico, E., 2014, "Cross-linguistic Investigations of Oral and Silent Reading", proc. of Interspeech 2014, Singapore, September 14-18 (poster)  (paper, poster)


 

Oh, Y., Coupé, C. & Pellegrino, F., 2013, "Effect of Bilingualism on Speech Rate: the Case of Catalan and Basque Bilinguals in Spain", proc. of The International Congress of Linguists, Geneva, July 21-27 (poster)  (poster)


 

Oh, Y., Pellegrino, F., Coupé, C. & Marsico, E., 2013, "Cross-language Comparison of Functional Load for Vowels, Consonants, and Tones", proc. of Interspeech 2013, Lyon, France, August 25-29  (paper)


 

Oh, Y., Pellegrino, F., Marsico, E. & Coupé, C., 2013, "A Quantitative and Typological Approach to Correlating Linguistic Complexity", proc. of the 5th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics, Leuven, Belgium, September 12-14 (abstract)  (paper, slides)


 

Maddieson, I., Flavier, S., Marsico, E., Coupé, C. & Pellegrino, F., 2013, "LAPSyD: Lyon-Albuquerque Phonological Systems Database", proc. of 14th Interspeech Conference, Lyon, France, 25-29 August 2013  (pdf)


Invited presentations
 

Coupé, C., 2014, "Understanding early human migrations: From archaeological data to statistical and multi-agent modelling", Séminaire Transmondyn, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, Pullman, USA, 14.11.2014


 

Coupé, C., 2013, "Quelques approches de la complexité en linguistique. Théories, mesures et modèles. ", Séminaire du laboratoire Inserm "Imagerie et Cerveau", Université François Rabelais (Tours), 24 janvier 2013


 

Coupé, C., 2013, "Aux origines du langage", Nankai University, Tianjin, Chine, 26 mars 2013


Conference presentations
 

Pellegrino, F., Marsico, E. & Coupé, C., 2012, "Vowel inventories revisited: the functional load of vowel contrasts", 86th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Portland, USA, 5-8 January (poster)  (poster, abstract)


 

Coupé, C. & Hombert, J.M., 2012, "Impact of climatic and ecological contexts on sociolinguistic factors among Bantu populations.", The impact of a major environmental crisis on species, populations and communities: the fragmentation of African forests at the end of the Holocene., Académie des Sciences, Paris, 1-2 March (poster)  (poster, abstract)


 

Coupé, C., Marsico, E. & Pellegrino, F., 2012, "An evolutionary model of phonological inventories based on synchronic data.", 2nd Workshop on Sound Change, Kloster Seeon (Germany), 2-4 may (poster)  (abstract, poster)


 

Coupé, C., 2012, "Les langues aujourd'hui et demain", Workshop “L’Homme demain”, Toulouse, 21-22 juin  (abstract, slides)


 

Coupé, C., 2012, "Ecological constraints on language diversity and evolution", 4th Conference in Evolutionary Linguistics (CIEL), Beijing, 9-11 November 2012  (slides, abstract)


Magazines paper
 

Oh, Y., Pellegrino, F., Coupé, C. & Marsico, E., 2014, "La complexité des langues du monde", 82, Dossier Pour la Science, pp. 66-71 (site)


 

Pellegrino, F., Coupé, C. & Marsico, E., 2012, "Les langues du monde : un même débit d'information", 420, Pour la Science, pp. 66-71  (paper)


Movie or radio
 

Coupé, C., 2012, "Participation à l'émission "La Fabrique de l'Histoire"", Paris, France Culture, 45min (podcast)


 

Coupe, C., 2010, "Les origines du langage et le développement de la pensée symbolique", France, ENS LYON/DGESCO, 70mn




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