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Noël Nguyen

Noël Nguyen is Professor (Classe exceptionnelle, CNU) in Speech and Language Sciences at Aix-Marseille University and Vice-Dean for Research, Faculty of Arts, Letters, Languages, and Human Sciences, at Aix-Marseille University. He holds a PhD in experimental phonetics (Aix-Marseille I, 1990) and an Habilitation à diriger des recherches (Lyon 2, 1999). After his PhD, he worked as Maître-assistant at the University of Geneva, Switzerland (1992-1995,1998-1999) and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, UK, from 1995-1997. He is a former member of the French National Committee for Scientific Research (2008-2012), and a former director of the Laboratoire Parole et Langage (CNRS & Aix-Marseille University, 2010-2017). He is affiliated to the Institute for Language, Communication and the Brain at Aix-Marseille.

Noël Nguyen's research focuses on the production, perception and  comprehension of spoken language. He was or is the coordinator of several projects conducted under the auspices of the French Ministry of Research, the French National Center for Scientific Research, the French National Agency for Research, the Institute for Language, Communication and the Brain at Aix-Marseille, the European Commission.

He is the coordinator of the COBRA (Conversational Brains) Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network. COBRA is an international network of 10 academic and 4 non-academic partners in Europe and Hong Kong, and will extend from 2020 over a period of four years.

His work is published in international peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Phonetics, the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Language and Speech, Speech Communication, Cognition, Brain and Language, the Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, the Journal of Cognitive Psychology.

Noël Nguyen has organized or co-organized several international workshops and conferences and regularly contributes to the organization of national or international meetings (LabPhon, Interspeech, ICPhS, etc.) as a member of the scientific committee. He is regularly called on to conduct scientific evaluations by a variety of French and foreign institutions.

Noël Nguyen has supervised 13 PhD dissertations. He is the co-editor of Phonologie and Phonétique (Hermès, 2005) and the co-author of Comprendre la Phonologie (Presses Universitaires de France, 2010). He has participated in more than 50 PhD committees.




New! (May 2019): I'm looking for a PhD candidate in the framework of a project entitled "The emergence of social conventions in the categorization of speech sounds", under the cosupervision of Nicolas Claidière and myself, in collaboration with Leonardo Lancia. More information here.

Journal articles33 documents

Conference papers21 documents

  • Sankar Mukherjee, Leonardo Badino, Pauline Hilt, Alice Tomassini, Alberto Inuggi, et al.. The neural oscillatory markers of phonetic convergence during verbal interaction. MeeTo (From moving bodies to interactive minds), May 2018, Torino, Italy. pp.75. ⟨hal-01820301⟩
  • Sankar Mukherjee, Thierry Legou, Leonardo Lancia, Pauline Hilt, Alice Tomassini, et al.. Analyzing vocal tract movements during speech accommodation. Interspeech 2018, Sep 2018, Hyderabad, India. Paper 2084, ⟨10.21437/Interspeech.2018-2084⟩. ⟨hal-01848354⟩
  • Leonardo Lancia, Noël Nguyen. Towards a meta-analysis of phonetic convergence effects in non-interactive speech production tasks. Workshop on Accommodation in Speech Communication, Dec 2018, Zurich, Switzerland. ⟨hal-01916665⟩
  • Leonardo Barón Birchenall, Noël Nguyen. Influence of rhythmic regularity on accommodation processes during conversations. 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Sep 2017, Zurich, Switzerland. ⟨hal-01590814⟩
  • Leonardo Lancia, Thierry Chaminade, Noël Nguyen, Laurent Prevot. Studying the link between inter-speaker coordination and speech imitation through human-machine interactions. Interspeech 2017, Aug 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. pp.859-863, ⟨10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1431⟩. ⟨hal-01534155v2⟩
  • Leonardo Lancia, Thierry Chaminade, Noël Nguyen, Laurent Prevot. Prediction versus coupling: testing two different accounts of inter-speaker coordination. Proceedings of the 7th Joint Action Meeting, Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom. pp.91. ⟨hal-01568369⟩
  • Sankar Mukherjee, Alessandro d'Ausilio, Noël Nguyen, Luciano Fadiga, Leonardo Badino. The Relationship Between F0 Synchrony and Speech Convergence in Dyadic Interaction. Interspeech 2017, Aug 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. pp.2341-2345, ⟨10.21437/Interspeech.2017-795⟩. ⟨hal-01579789⟩
  • Sophie Dufour, Amélie Dumon, Noël Nguyen. Does a change in talker identity help listeners resolve lexical competition? Evidence from phonological priming. 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Aug 2015, Glasgow, United Kingdom. ⟨hal-01498828⟩
  • E. G. Bard, C. Astésano, A. Turk, Noël Nguyen, Mariapaola d'Imperio, et al.. Aix MapTask: A (rather) new French resource for prosodic and discourse studies. Tools and Resources for Analyzing Speech and Prosody (TRASP), 2013, Aix-en-Provence, France. ⟨hal-01231910⟩
  • Corine Astésano, Roxane Bertrand, Robert Espesser, Noël Nguyen. Perception des frontières et des proéminences en français. Journées d'études sur la Parole, Jun 2012, Grenoble, France. pp.8. ⟨hal-01510445⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Noël Nguyen. Speech imitation between speakers influences the realization of initial rises in French intonation. ISICS 2012 (International Symposium on Imitation and Convergence in Speech), Sep 2012, Aix-en-Provence, France. pp.39-40. ⟨hal-01510439⟩
  • Marc Sato, Krystyna Grabski, Maëva Garnier, Lionel Granjon, Jean-Luc Schwartz, et al.. Plasticity of sensory-motor goals in speech production: behavioral evidence from phonetic convergence and speech imitation. ISICS 2012: International Symposium on Imitation and Convergence in Speech, Sep 2012, Aix-en-Provence, France. pp.47-48. ⟨hal-00762370⟩
  • Marc Sato, Krystyna Grabski, Maëva Garnier, Lionel Granjon, Jean-Luc Schwartz, et al.. Plasticity of auditory goals in speech production: behavioral evidence from phonetic convergence and speech imitation. 9th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP 2011), Jun 2011, Montreal, Canada. pp.n/c. ⟨hal-00576063⟩
  • Amandine Michelas, Noël Nguyen. Uncovering the effect of imitation on tonal patterns of French Accentual Phrases. Interspeech 12, Aug 2011, Florence, Italy. pp.973-976. ⟨hal-01514863⟩
  • Marc Sato, Krystyna Grabski, Lionel Granjon, Jean-Luc Schwartz, Noël Nguyen. Converging to a common speech code: automatic imitative and perceptuo-motor recalibration processes in speech communication. 2nd Annual Neurobiology of Language Conference (NLC 2010), Nov 2010, San Diego, Californie, United States. ⟨hal-00516761⟩
  • Angèle Brunellière, Sophie Dufour, Noël Nguyen. Y a-t-il un impact de l'imitation sur la reconnaissance des mots parlés dans un accent régional non-natif?. Journées d'étude sur la Parole, May 2010, Mons, Belgique. pp.321-324. ⟨hal-00541979⟩
  • Sophie Dufour, Noël Nguyen, Ulrich Hans Frauenfelder. Une surdité persistante au contraste /e/-/epsilon/ : le cas des méridionaux. Journées d'études sur la parole, May 2010, Mons, Belgique. pp.389-392. ⟨hal-00541978⟩
  • Sophie Dufour, Noël Nguyen. Un changement de voix affecte t-il le processus de reconnaissance des mots parlés?. Journées d'étude sur la Parole, May 2010, Mons, Belgique. pp.193-196. ⟨hal-00541977⟩
  • Noël Nguyen, Leonardo Lancia, Maïtine Bergounioux, Sophie Wauquier-Gravelines, Betty Tuller. Role of training and short-term context effects in the perception of /s/ and /st/ in French. Workshop Plasticity in Speech Perception (ISCA/PSP), Jun 2005, London, United Kingdom. pp.188. ⟨hal-00256401⟩
  • Noël Nguyen, Zsuzsanna Fagyal, Jennifer Cole. Perceptual relevance of long-domain phonetic dependencies. Journées d'Etudes Linguistiques (JEL), May 2004, Nantes, France. pp.173-178. ⟨hal-00244498⟩
  • Noël Nguyen, Zsuzsanna Fagyal. Acoustic aspects of vowel harmony in French [Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS)]. of International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), 2003, Barcelone, Spain. pp.3029-3032. ⟨hal-00142981⟩

Books1 document

  • Joaquim Brandão De Carvalho, Noël Nguyen, Sophie Wauquier. Comprendre la phonologie. Presses Universitaires de France, pp.252, 2010. ⟨halshs-00596843⟩

Book sections7 documents

  • Noël Nguyen. Approaching variation in the Phonologie du Français Contemporain project: the segmental level. Detey, S. And Durand, J. And Laks, B.; Lyche, C. Varieties of Spoken French, Oxford University Press, pp.341-349, 2016. ⟨hal-01468765⟩
  • Christine Meunier, Noël Nguyen. Traitement et analyse du signal de parole. Martine Adda-Decker et Noël Nguyen. Méthodes et outils pour l'analyse phonétique des grands corpus oraux, Hermès, pp.85-119, 2013, IC2 - Traité Cognition et Traitement de l'Information, 9782746245303. ⟨hal-01481680⟩
  • Martine Adda-Decker, Cédric Gendrot, Noël Nguyen. Contributions du traitement automatique de la parole à l’étude des voyelles orales du français . Nguyen, N. Méthodes et outils pour l'analyse phonétique des grands corpus oraux, Hermes/Lavoisier, 2013. ⟨halshs-01422369⟩
  • Mariapaola d'Imperio, Caterina Petrone, Noël Nguyen. Effects of tonal alignment on lexical identification in Italian. Carlos Gussenhoven. Tones and Tunes, Mouton de Gruyter, pp.79-106, 2007. ⟨hal-00150242⟩
  • Noël Nguyen, Sophie Wauquier-Gravelines, Leonardo Lancia, Betty Tuller. Detection of liaison consonants in speech processing in French: Experimental data and theoretical implications. Pilar Prieto. Segmental and Prosodic Issues in Romance Phonology, John Benjamins, pp.3-23, 2007, Current Issues in Linguistic Theory. ⟨hal-00173545⟩
  • Mariapaola d'Imperio, Robert Espesser, Hélène Loevenbruck, Caroline Menezes, Noël Nguyen, et al.. Are tones aligned with articulatory events? Evidence from Italian and French. Cole, Jennifer. Papers in Laboratory Phonology 9, Mouton de Gruyter, pp.577-608, 2007. ⟨hal-00244489⟩
  • Noël Nguyen. La perception de la parole. Nguyen, Noël; Wauquier, Sophie; Durand, Jacques. Phonologie et phonétique, Hermès, pp.425-447, 2005, Cognition et traitement de l'information. ⟨hal-00142953⟩

Directions of work or proceedings5 documents

  • Noël Nguyen, Martine Adda-Decker. Méthodes et outils pour l'analyse phonétique des grands corpus oraux. France. Hermes Science Publications, 2013, Cognition et Traitement de l'Information, 978-2746245303. ⟨hal-01135116⟩
  • Noël Nguyen, Marc Sato, Marie Postma-Nilsenová, Jennifer Pardo, Molly Babel. Speech imitation: the cognitive underpinnings of adaptive vocal behaviour. France. Frontiers in Psychology, 2013. ⟨hal-00986119⟩
  • Bernard Laks, Noël Nguyen. Recherches actuelles en phonologie et en phonétique : interfaces avec le traitement automatique des langues. Traitement automatique des langues 49/3, pp.130, 2009. ⟨halshs-00550937⟩
  • Noël Nguyen, Sophie Wauquier-Gravelines, Jacques Durand. Phonologie et phonétique : forme et substance, Paris : Hermès. Hermes Lavoisier, pp.300, 2005. ⟨halshs-00274616⟩
  • Stéphanie Ducrot, Noël Nguyen. Language disorders and reading acquisition. Editions De Boeck Université, pp.125, 2003. ⟨hal-00256399⟩