International Journal article  

de Carvalho, A., Dautriche, I., Lin, I. & Christophe, A. (2017). Phrasal prosody constrains syntactic analysis in toddlers. Cognition, 163, 67-79. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2017.02.018

Young children's vocalisations recordings: when big data benefits from citizens' collaboration

Because early language delays can negatively impact children's literacy, behavior, social interactions, and educational outcomes into adulthood, early interventions have been described as a better societal investment than late interventions. But how can we quickly and accurately determine which children are in need of these interventions ?

ENS-PSL/Babilou: a partnership at the heart of language acquisition

En alliant leurs expertises, le BabyLab de l'Ecole normale supérieure et Babilou souhaitent faire progresser la recherche sur l’acquisition du langage chez les tous petits.

Ce nouveau partenariat de recherche porte sur les travaux conduits par Cécile Crimon, doctorante au Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique. La scientifique questionnera spécifiquement le rôle et l’impact de l’environnement social et linguistique dans le développement du langage chez l’enfant.

Individual and social processes in image description generation

Abstract: Most language use takes place in situated environments where visual perception goes hand in hand with language processing. I will discuss some recent projects by my research group related to modelling language generation in visually grounded contexts using state-of-the-art AI techniques. I will first focus on individual cognitive processes and present a model of image description generation that exploits information from human gaze patterns recorded during language production. In the second part of the talk, I will move on to two-person dialogue setups.