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Alain Ghio


  • 1997 : Ph.D in speech processing
  • 1992 : Postgraduate degree in experimental, functionnal and applied phonetics
  • 1991 : Engineer school (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Marseille which is now École Centrale Marseille)

Work experience

  • 2001- : CNRS Research Engineer in Laboratoire Parole et Langage at Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 1996-2001 : Research Engineer in SQLab company
  • 1995-1996 : Research Engineer SOREMED company
  • 1993-1994 : National Service with a scientific mission (speech intelligibility in deep diving condition)
  • spring 1991: Voice control of consumer unit (domotic research department, Thomson Multimédia)
  • autumn 1990: real time speaker verification on transputers (Dept. Speech Processing, Swansea University, UK)



Research area

  • Voice and speech disorders (dysphonia and dysarthria)
  • Speech prodution mechanisms
  • Speech perception and audiology


Teaching, educational support

I teach mainly at Aix-Marseille University where I supervise students in linguistics, computer sciences, speech therapy





Tools developed

  • EVA system
  • Phonedit Signaix ,a software for the analysis of sound, aerodynamic, articulatory and electro-physiological signals
  • PERCEVAL, computerized auditory and visual perception test device
  • PROSODIA, software for learning English prosody
  • EMAA (Eye Movement Acquisition and Analysis) for Eyelink data
  • LPL tools, utilities for file conversion, audio installation diagnostics, corpus presentation ...
  • Speech Disorders Database : SPEEDI


Research projects

  • 2021 : Carnot project PATY ; Atypical speech processing platform (J. Farinas, IRIT)
  • 2020 : GDR Great African Rift ; phonetic study of Iraqw and Hadza languages ​​spoken in Tanzania (D.Demolin, LPP) ...
  • 2020 : ANR RA-Covid Speed Vel ; analysis of the speed and direction of the droplets emitted during speech (A. Giovanni) ...
  • 2020 : PHRIP DAPADAF ; Validity of an Automatic Acoustic-Phonetic Decoding task on Deficits
    Anatomo-Functionals in the paramedical evaluation of speech disorders in patients treated for cancer of the oral cavity or oropharynx (M. Balaguer, Toulouse) ...
  • 2018 - ANR RUGBI: Looking for relevant linguistic units to improve the intelligibility measurement of speech production disorders  ...
  • 2018 - ANR VoxCrim : Voice comparison applied to forensic science (JF. Bonastre, LIA)
  • 2015 - ANR RAPP : Representation and Planning of Prosody(C. Petrone)
  • 2014 - Inst. Nat. du Cancer - C2SI : Carcinologic Speech Severity Index Mesure de l’impact des traitements des cancers de la cavité buccale et du pharynx sur la production de la parole par l’Indice de sévérité des troubles de la production de la parole
  • 2013 - IRCOM Speedi-db : speech disorders database
  • 2013 : ANR Phoniacog : Role of initial stress in prosodic structuring in French - from phonology to speech processing(C. Astésano PI, R. Bertrand)
  • 2013 : ANR DYSTAC-MAP : Neurocognitive study of procedural learning and procedural memory in Dyslexia and Coordination Acquisition Disorder(M. Jover, S. Ducrot)
  • 2012 - ANR TYPALOC : Normal and abnormal variations in speech: TYPology, Adaptation, LOCATION(C. Meunier)
  • 2009 - ANR DESPHO-APADY : Acoustic-Phonetic description of Dysarthric speech
  • 2007 - ADIVA : Development of a computerized assessment-diagnostic battery for visual attentional deficits (S. Ducrot, Subvention de la Région PACA et du Conseil Général 13)
  • 2006 - COST Action 2103 : Advanced Voice Function Assessment
  • 2006 - CAPES COFECUB : Comparative sound organization of French and Brazilian Portuguese: applications in the field of health(D. Hirst, C. Reis)
  • 2003 - SCAPHONE : Study of the Scaphone-octopus underwater communication equipment (contrat de prestation Sté Amphicom)
  • 2003 - PHRC : Objective analysis of parkinsonian dysprosody and dysarthria: evaluation of the effects of their drug management (L-DOPA), surgical (subthalamic stimulation) and rehabilitation

     (F. Viallet)


Research Administration and animation





Link to chronological list ...

Marion Tellier   

Conference papers1 document

  • Marion Tellier, Gale Stam, Alain Ghio. « Tout ça c'est abstrait » : Comment le degré d'abstraction d'un mot expliqué affecte-t-il la parole multimodale ?. XXXIIe Journées d’Études sur la Parole, 2018, Aix-en-Provence, France. pp.329-337, ⟨10.21437/jep.2018-38⟩. ⟨hal-01962376⟩

Other publications1 document

  • Alain Ghio, Marion Tellier. Les mouvements de la parole : de l'articulation à la gestuelle. 2011, pp.5-10. ⟨hal-01491788⟩