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News and Events

  • New research projects funded!
    • The evolved social functions of human nonverbal vocalisations: a cross-cultural investigation (80|Prime project, CNRS).
      PI: K. Pisanski.
    • SYNTOOL: The embodied syntax of tools: Mechanisms of reciprocal impact between tool use and linguistic structures (ANR PRC, 2023-2027).
      PI: C. Brozzoli (IMPACT-CRNL). Partners: DDL (A.C. Roy & V. Boulenger), IMPACT-CRNL (A. Farnè), LFF (A. Abeillé).
    • LaBØr: Language at the borders of work and school: an ethnographic investigation of vocational high schools in French Guiana (LabeX ASLAN).
      PI: A. Ghimenton & P. Lambert (ICAR).
  • Syntax and tool use share neural ressources in the basal ganglia and training one ability improves the other.
    Read the article published in Science.

  • BILBIO: Workshop on Bilingualism and Linguistic Biography.
    January 14, 2022, Lyon.
    Co-organized by A. Witko, C. Cohen (ICAR lab) & A. Ghimenton.
    You can access the program and the videos.
  • DENDY welcomes four new members :
    • Lucie Métral: PhD student.
      Topic: Role of baby sign in language development in children (supervisor: S. Kern)
    • Tzuyi Tseng: PhD student.
      Topic: Role of the motor system in the learning of phonemes in a foreign language (supervisors: A.C. Roy & V. Boulenger)
    • Nelly Bonhomme: PhD student.
      Topic: Variation ad linguistic change (supervisor: A. Ghimenton)
    • Aude Noiray: Post-doc (and resident at Collegium of Lyon).
      Topic: Language acquisition, speech motor control.
      October 2021 - May 2022.

Article de revues


Up right, not right up: primacy of verticality in both language and movement

Boulenger, V., Finos, L., Koun, E., Salemme, R., Desoche, C. & Roy, A.

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (Motor neuroscience)


En savoir plus : online article


Body representation plasticity is altered in Developmental Coordination Disorder

Martel, M., Boulenger, V., Koun, E., Finos, L., Farnè, A., Roy, A.



En savoir plus : online article


Form follows function in human nonverbal vocalisations

Pisanski, K., Bryant, G., Cornec, C., Anikin, A., Reby, D.

Ethology Ecology & Evolution



A temporal-based therapy for children with inconsistent phonological disorder: a case-series

Sayyahi, F., Boulenger, V.

Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics


En savoir plus : doi


Development of revision and drafting in narrative and expository texts written by French children and adolescents

Ailhaud, E., Chenu, F., Jisa, H.

Journal for the Study of Education and Development



Simplification of syllable structure in childhood apraxia of speech: a 2-year follow-up French case study

Canault, M., Thai Van, H., LeNormand, M.T.

Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics



Lutter contre les inégalités dès la petite enfance : évaluation à grande échelle du programme Parler Bambin. Note Institut des Politiques Publiques, n_72, Juin 2021.

De Chaisemartin, C., Daviot, Q., Gurgand, M., Kern, S.

Note Institut des Politiques Publiques



Neural oscillations track natural but not artificial fast speech: Novel insights from speech-brain coupling using MEG

Hincapié-Casas, A., Lajnef, T., Pascarella, A., Guiraud, H., Laaksonen, H., Bayle, D., Jerbi, K., Boulenger, V.



En savoir plus : online article


The long developmental trajectory of body representation plasticity following tool use.

Martel, M., Finos, L., Koun, E., Farnè*, A., Roy, A.

Scientific Reports



Confronting Lexical Choice and Error Distribution in Written French: New Insights into the Linguistic Insecurity of Students with Dyslexia

Mazur-Palandre, A., Quignard, M., Witko, A.

Brain Sciences



Efficacy in deceptive vocal exaggeration of human body size

Pisanski, K., Reby, D.

Nature Communications


En savoir plus : doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21008-7 Nature Ecology & Evolution: Behind the Paper


Human voice pitch measures are robust across a variety of speech recordings: methodological and theoretical implications

Pisanski, K., Groyecka-Bernard, A., Sorokowski, P.

Biology Letters



Tool use and language share syntactic processes and neural patterns in the basal ganglia

Thibault, S., Py, R., Gervasi, A., Salemme, R., Koun, E., Lövden, M., Boulenger, V., Roy, A., Brozzoli, C.



En savoir plus : see article


French speech–language therapy students’ interest in evidence‐based practice: A survey.

Witko, A., Tourmente, B., Dessez, B., Decullier, E.

International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders



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