Olivier Crouzet - Speech Science

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Thursday 22 February 2018, by Olivier

I’m a speech scientist and I work on modelling speech perception and production mechanisms in both the general adult population and people with sensory or motor disabilities.

I’m a permanent lecturer at the University of Nantes (France) and am a member of the LLING — Laboratoire de Linguistique de Nantes (UMR6310 - Université de Nantes / CNRS). I’m also currently affiliated with the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) where I work with the team of Pr. Deniz Başkent as a guest researcher thanks to fundings from the CPER LLSHS (program DI2L2S), the CNRS (program "Soutien à la Mobilité Internationale 2017") and a European Union / Campus France co-funding scheme (Marie Skłodowska-Curie "PRESTIGE" fellowships).

Overall, I’m interested in modelling the type of mental representations and mechanisms that people use when speaking and / or listening to speech. I investigate these issues by conducting experiments in which some specific acoustic phenomena are manipulated or by recording speakers in various laboratory setups.

You will soon find access to online experiments which I’m currently working on by accessing the ecrowd.ghostinthemachine.space area. These experiments are designed in order to address questions concerning either speech perception or speech production mechanisms in listeners / speakers... We try to infer, from results obtained in a crowd of participants which mental mechanisms take place when listening to acoustic speech signals or when speaking... More on this soon!

The appearance of this website is (hopefully) expected to change considerably (for the better) during the next few months but, at least, you may find useful information concerning my current projects.