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Noël Nguyen


Short bio / Courte biographie

I am a Professor (Classe exceptionnelle) at Aix-Marseille University. I hold a PhD in experimental phonetics (Aix-Marseille I, 1990) and an Habilitation à diriger des recherches (Lyon 2, 1999). After my PhD, I worked as Maître-assistant at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland (1992-1995,1998-1999) and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, UK, from 1995-1997.

My past responsabilities include:

  • Member of the French National Committee for Scientific Research (2008-2012)
  • Director of the Laboratory for Speech and Language (CNRS & Aix-Marseille University, 2010-2017)

My current responsabilities include:

Teaching and research / Enseignement et recherche

My research and teaching activities are at the crossroads between speech sciences, neurolinguistics, and social cognition. My current research focuses on the brain and cognitive underpinnings of joint speech production and joint speech perception, ie how speech can be jointly produced and/or perceived by groups of people.

PhD students / Doctorant-e-s

  • Giusy Cirillo, Adaptive prediction in the joint production of speech, PhD in Cognitive Science (2018-)
  • Elliot Huggett, The emergence of social conventions in the categorization of speech sounds, PhD in Cognitive Science (co-supervisor: Nicolas Claidière, 2019-)
  • Lena-Marie Huttner, Categorization of speech sounds as a collective decision process, PhD in Cognitive Science (2020-)

My former PhD students include Vincent Aubanel and Leonardo Lancia.

Découvrez nos recherches

Pour participer à l'une de nos expériences en ligne, et avoir ainsi un aperçu des recherches menées par mes collègues et moi, rendez-vous ici.

Pour une présentation des recherches menées aujourd'hui sur les interactions conversationnelles, rendez-vous sur l'Art de la conversation, un blog alimenté par Roxane Bertrand et moi avec d'autres contributeurs.

Personal stuff

I am a weekend road cyclist. Here is my 2021 objective.

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Journal articles35 documents

  • Jonathan Bucci, Coriandre Vilain, Noël Nguyen, Jean-Luc Schwartz, Sophie Dufour. Mapping vowel sounds onto phonemic categories in two regional varieties of French: An ERP study. Journal of Neurolinguistics, Elsevier, 2020, 54, pp.100891. ⟨10.1016/j.jneuroling.2020.100891⟩. ⟨hal-01894147⟩
  • Vincent Aubanel, Noël Nguyen. Speaking to a common tune: Between-speaker convergence in voice fundamental frequency in a joint speech production task. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2020, 15 (5), pp.e0232209. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0232209⟩. ⟨hal-02563325⟩
  • Sankar Mukherjee, Leonardo Badino, Pauline M. Hilt, Alice Tomassini, Alberto Inuggi, et al.. The neural oscillatory markers of phonetic convergence during verbal interaction. Human Brain Mapping, Wiley, 2019, 40 (1), pp.187-201. ⟨10.1002/hbm.24364⟩. ⟨hal-01879319⟩
  • Dufour Sophie, Yu-Ying Chuang, Noël Nguyen. The processing of dialectal variants: Further insight from French. Applied Psycholinguistics, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2019, 40, pp.351-372. ⟨10.1017/S0142716418000607⟩. ⟨hal-01922428⟩
  • Sophie Dufour, Noël Nguyen. Does talker-specific information influence lexical competition? Evidence from phonological priming. Cognitive Science, Wiley, 2017, 41 (8), pp.2221-2233. ⟨10.1111/cogs.12472⟩. ⟨hal-01417082⟩
  • Noël Nguyen, Véronique Delvaux. Role of imitation in the emergence of phonological systems. Journal of Phonetics, Elsevier, 2016, 53, pp.46-54. ⟨10.1016/j.wocn.2015.08.004⟩. ⟨hal-01394207⟩
  • Sophie Dufour, Noël Nguyen, Chotiga Pattamadilok, Ulrich Hans Frauenfelder. Does orthographic training on a phonemic contrast absent in the listener's dialect influence word recognition?. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Acoustical Society of America, 2016, 140 (3), pp.1871-1877. ⟨10.1121/1.4962562⟩. ⟨hal-01417046⟩
  • Sophie Dufour, Noël Nguyen. Access to talker-specific representations is dependent on word frequency. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Taylor & Francis edition, 2014, 26 (3), pp.256-262. ⟨10.1080/20445911.2014.890204⟩. ⟨hal-01485963⟩
  • Sophie Dufour, Sibylle Kriegel, Muhsina Alleesaib, Noël Nguyen. The perception of the French /s/-/S/ contrast in early Creole-French bilinguals. Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers, 2014, 5 (1200), ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01200⟩. ⟨hal-01244335⟩
  • Marc Sato, Krystyna Grabski, Maëva Garnier, Lionel Granjon, Jean-Luc Schwartz, et al.. Converging toward a common speech code: imitative and perceptuo-motor recalibration processes in speech production. Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers, 2013, pp.422. ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00422⟩. ⟨hal-00874984⟩
  • Sophie Dufour, Noël Nguyen. How much imitation is there in a shadowing task?. Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers, 2013, 4, ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00346⟩. ⟨hal-01392903⟩
  • Sophie Dufour, Angèle Brunellière, Noël Nguyen. To what extent do we hear phonemic contrasts in a non-native regional variety? Tracking the dynamics of perceptual processing with EEG. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, Springer Verlag, 2013, 42 (2), pp.161-173. ⟨10.1007/s10936-012-9212-8⟩. ⟨hal-01486673⟩
  • Noël Nguyen, Sophie Dufour, Angèle Brunellière. Does Imitation Facilitate Word Recognition in a Non-Native Regional Accent?. Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers, 2012, 3, ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00480⟩. ⟨hal-01394223⟩
  • Angèle Brunellière, Sophie Dufour, Noël Nguyen. Regional differences in the listener's phonemic inventory affect semantic processing: A mismatch negativity (MMN) study. Brain and Language, Elsevier, 2011, 117, pp.45-51. ⟨hal-01491746⟩
  • Vincent Aubanel, Noël Nguyen. Automatic recognition of regional phonological variation in conversational interaction. Speech Communication, Elsevier : North-Holland, 2010, 52, pp.577-586. ⟨10.1016/j.specom.2010.02.008⟩. ⟨hal-01393376⟩
  • Sophie Dufour, Noël Nguyen, Ulrich Hans Frauenfelder. Does training on a phonemic contrast absent in the listener's dialect influence word recognition?. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Acoustical Society of America, 2010, 128 (1), pp.EL43-EL48. ⟨10.1121/1.3431102⟩. ⟨hal-01392911⟩
  • Bernard Laks, Noël Nguyen. Préface La phonétique et la phonologie à la rencontre du traitement automatique des langues. Revue TAL, ATALA (Association pour le Traitement Automatique des Langues), 2009, 49 (3), pp.7-11. ⟨halshs-00551027⟩
  • Angèle Brunellière, Sophie Dufour, Noël Nguyen, Ulrich Hans Frauenfelder. Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence for the impact of regional variation on phoneme perception. Cognition, Elsevier, 2009, 111, pp.390-396. ⟨hal-00413206⟩
  • Laurence Casini, Boris Burle, Noël Nguyen. Speech perception engages a general timer: Evidence from a divided attention word identification task. Cognition, Elsevier, 2009, 112 (2), pp.318 - 322. ⟨10.1016/j.cognition.2009.04.005⟩. ⟨hal-01384828⟩
  • Martine Adda-Decker, Cédric Gendrot, Noël Nguyen. Contributions du traitement automatique de la parole à l'étude des voyelles orales du français. Revue TAL, ATALA (Association pour le Traitement Automatique des Langues), 2008, 49, pp.13-46. ⟨hal-01392905⟩
  • Sophie Dufour, Noël Nguyen. L'influence de la langue maternelle sur les capacités de l'auditeur dans la perception de la parole. Travaux Interdisciplinaires du Laboratoire Parole et Langage d'Aix-en-Provence (TIPA), Laboratoire Parole et Langage, 2008, pp.38-49. ⟨hal-00454447⟩
  • Noël Nguyen, Zsuzsanna Fagyal. Acoustic aspects of vowel harmony in French. Journal of Phonetics, Elsevier, 2008, 36 (1), pp.1-27. ⟨hal-00256384⟩
  • Gabriel Bergounioux, Maïtine Bergounioux, Noël Nguyen, Sophie Wauquier. Quel programme de recherche en mathématique et phonologie ?. Mathématiques et Sciences Humaines, Centre de Mathématique Sociale et de statistique, EPHE, 2007, pp.9-26. ⟨hal-01019989⟩
  • Sophie Dufour, Noël Nguyen, Ulrich Frauenfelder. The perception of phonemic contrasts in a non-native dialect. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Acoustical Society of America, 2007, 121 (4), pp.EL131-EL136. ⟨10.1121/1.2710742⟩. ⟨hal-00142933⟩
  • Noël Nguyen, Robert Espesser. Méthodes et outils pour l'analyse acoustique des systèmes vocaliques. Bulletin PFC (Phonologie du Français Contemporain), PFC - Phonologie du Français Contemporain 2004, pp.77-85. ⟨hal-00142954⟩
  • Sarah Hawkins, Noël Nguyen. Influence of syllable-coda voicing on the acoustic properties of syllable-onset /l/ in English. Journal of Phonetics, Elsevier, 2004, 32 (2), pp.199-231. ⟨hal-00142961⟩
  • Noël Nguyen, Sarah Hawkins. Temporal integration in the perception of speech: Introduction. Journal of Phonetics, Elsevier, 2003, 31 (3/4), pp.279-287. ⟨hal-00142964⟩
  • Zsuzsanna Fagyal, Noël Nguyen, Philippe Boula de Mareüil. From dilation to coarticulation: is there vowel harmony in French?. Studies in the linguistic sciences, Urbana, Ill. : Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois, 2003, 32 (2), pp.1-21. ⟨hal-00308395⟩
  • Noël Nguyen. Rôle de la coarticulation dans la reconnaissance des mots. Annee Psychologique, Centre Henri Pieron/Armand Colin, 2001, 101, pp.125-154. ⟨10.3406/psy.2001.29719⟩. ⟨hal-01392895⟩
  • Noël Nguyen. A MATLAB toolbox for the analysis of articulatory data in the production of speech. Behavior Research Methods Instruments and Computers, Psychonomic Society, 2000, 32 (464-467), ⟨10.3758/BF03200817⟩. ⟨hal-01392907⟩
  • Noël Nguyen, Alain Marchal, Alain Content. Modeling tongue-palate contact patterns in the production of speech. Journal of Phonetics, Elsevier, 1996, 24, pp.77-97. ⟨10.1006/jpho.1996.0006⟩. ⟨hal-01393404⟩
  • Noël Nguyen. EPG bidimensional data reduction. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, Wiley, 1995, 30, pp.175-182. ⟨10.3109/13682829509082528⟩. ⟨hal-01392909⟩
  • Noël Nguyen, Phil Hoole, Alain Marchal. Regenerating the spectral shapes of [s] and [S] from a limited set of articulatory parameters. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Acoustical Society of America, 1994, 96, pp.33-39. ⟨hal-01392891⟩
  • Philip Hoole, Noël Nguyen, William Hardcastle. A Comparative investigation of coarticulation in fricatives: electropalatographic, electromagnetic, and acoustic data. Language and Speech, SAGE Publications (UK and US), 1993, 36, pp.235-260. ⟨hal-01393380⟩
  • Noël Nguyen, Alain Marchal. Assessment of an electromagnetometric system for the investigation of articulatory movements in speech production. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Acoustical Society of America, 1993, 94, pp.1152-1152. ⟨10.1121/1.406964⟩. ⟨hal-01392888⟩

Conference papers22 documents

  • Yohann Meynadier, Noël Nguyen, Sophie Dufour. Interaction entre durée et position dans la perception des fricatives voisées chuchotées. 6e conférence conjointe Journées d'Études sur la Parole (JEP, 33e édition), Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles (TALN, 27e édition), Rencontre des Étudiants Chercheurs en Informatique pour le Traitement Automatique des Langues (RÉCITAL, 22e édition). Volume 1 : Journées d'Études sur la Parole, 2020, Nancy, France. pp.442-450. ⟨hal-02798571v3⟩
  • 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 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⟩
  • 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⟩
  • 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⟩
  • 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⟩
  • 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⟩
  • 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, Maëva Garnier, Lionel Granjon, Jean-Luc Schwartz, et al.. Plasticity of auditory goals in speech production: behavioral evidence from phonetic convergence and speech imitation. ISSP 2011 - 9th International Seminar on Speech Production, Jun 2011, Montreal, Canada. pp.n/c. ⟨hal-00576063⟩
  • 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⟩
  • 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⟩
  • 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. NLC 2010 - 2nd Annual Neurobiology of Language Conference, Nov 2010, San Diego, Californie, United States. ⟨hal-00516761⟩
  • 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⟩
  • 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, 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⟩
  • 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, 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⟩
  • 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⟩
  • 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⟩