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Elsa Spinelli

Elsa Spinelli


Professor in Cognitive Psychology

Laboratoire de Psychologie et Neurocognition
CNRS UMR 5105
Université Pierre Mendès-France
Bâtiment Sciences de l'Homme et Mathématiques
CS40700 - 38058 Grenoble Cedex 9 France

Tél. : 04.76.82.56.30

elsa.spinelli@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

Research topics

  • Psycholinguistics
  • Spoken and written word recognition
  • Speech segmentation
  • Language acquisition

Education

2010 Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches : « Traitement de la variation et segmentation de la parole ». Université de Grenoble.

1995/99 Ph-D at the University Paris V. Obtained with distinction (« mention très honorable avec les félicitations du jury à l’unanimité »). Supervisor : Juan SEGUI. Dissertation title (translated) : "Phonological priming and spoken word recognition" Work supported by a grant from the M.R.T. (Ministery of Research and Technology).

1994/95 D.E.A. (equivalent of an Advanced Master Degree) in Psychology of cognitive processes at the University Paris V. Obtained with distinction (Mention bien). Dissertation title (translated) : « cross-modal transfer in word recognition : evidence from visual masked primes », under the supervision of Juan SEGUI and Jonathan GRAINGER.

1993/94 Master’s Degree in Cognitive Psychology at the University Paris V (Maîtrise de Psychologie expérimentale). Dissertation title (translated) : « frequency effect in naming pseudohomophones », under the supervision of Jonathan GRAINGER.

1992/93 Testamur in Psychology (diplôma for ERASMUS students of Exeter University, England). Work supported by an ERASMUS grant.

1989/92 Bachelor in Psychology at the University Paris V (Licence de Psychologie).

1989 High School Diploma (Economics and Social Sciences). Obtained with distinction (Mention assez bien).

Position held

2012… Professor in Cognitive Psychology, Grenoble University, FRANCE

2010/2011 Visiting Scholar at the Linguistics Department, UC Berkeley (USA). Sponsored by Fulbright and France-Berkeley Fund Grants.

2002/2012 Assitant professor in Cognitive Psychology, Grenoble University, FRANCE

2000/2002 Teaching fellow (ATER) in Psychology, University Paris V, FRANCE

1999/2000 Post-Doctoral fellow in the group supervised by Anne Cutler and James Mc Queen. Max-planck-Insitut fur Psycholinguistik (The Netherlands). Research sponsored by a grant from the FYSSEN foundation.

1999 Research assistant in Gareth Gaskell’s group. Medical Research Council – Cognitive and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge (UK).

Books

Spinelli, E., & Ferrand, L. (2009). Psicologia da linguagem [Psychology of language]. Brasil : Instituto Piaget Editora.

Spinelli E. & Ferrand, L. (2005). Psychologie du langage : l’écrit et le parlé, du signal à la signification. Armand Colin, collection cursus.

Spinelli, E. (1999). Amorçage phonologique et reconnaissance des mots parlés. Thèse. Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, Lille.

Chapters

Spinelli, E. (2015). Psychologie du langage oral. http://www.universalis.fr/encyclopedie/ psychologie-du-langage-oral/

Tremblay, A., & Spinelli, E. (2014). Utilisation d’indices acoustico-phonétiques dans la reconnaissance des mots en contexte de liaison. In C. Soum-Favaro, A. Coquillon, & J.-P. Chevrot (Eds.), La liaison : approches contemporaines, Bern, Peter Lang, pp 93-113.

Spinelli E., Kandel, S. & Soler, O. (2008). Explicit and automatic grammatical gender access in bilinguals. Neuropsychology and Cognition of Language Behavioural, Neuropsychological and Neuroimaging Studies of Spoken and Written Language. Editor : Monica Baciu. Research Signpost, Kerala, India.

Spinelli E. & Radeau, M. (2004). La syllabe contraint-elle la cohorte initiale en Français ? in L. Ferrand & J. Grainger (Eds), Psycholinguistique Cognitive : Essais en l’honneur de Juan Segui, Bruxelles, DeBoeck ; pp 75-91.

Journal Articles

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Ferrand, L., Méot, A., Spinelli, E., New, B., Pallier, C., Bonin, P., & Grainger, J. (2017). MEGALEX : A megastudy of visual and auditory word recognition. Behavior Research Methods, 1-23.

Bellanger, C., Chevrot, J-P. & Spinelli, E. (2017). Gender Context effects in Noun Recognition : Grammatical Cues or Co-occurrence effects ? Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.20...

Nalborczyk, L., Perrone-Bertolotti, M., Baeyens, C., Grandchamp, R., Polosan, M., Spinelli, E., Koster, E., & Lœvenbruck, H. (2017). Orofacial electromyographic correlates of induced verbal rumination. Biological Psychology, 127, 53-63.

Coughlin, C. E., Fiorentino, R., & Spinelli, E. (2015). Morphological Processing of Regular Verbs in Native French Speakers. Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 36, p. 34-58. https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handl....

Racine, I., Bürki, A. & Spinelli, E. (2014). The implication of spelling and frequency in the recognition of phonological variants : evidence from pre-readers and readers. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 29 (7), 893-898.

Tremblay, A., & Spinelli, E. (2014). English listeners’ use of distributional and acoustic-phonetic cues to liaison in French : Evidence from eye movements. Language and Speech. Vol. 57(3) 310–337.

Chevrot, JP., Dugua, C., Harnois-Delpiano, M., Siccardi, A. & Spinelli, E. (2013). Liaison acquisition : debates, critical issues, future research. Language Sciences 39 (2013) 83-94.

Tremblay, A., & Spinelli, E. (2013). Segmenting liaison-initial words : The role of predictive dependencies. Language and Cognitive Processes, 28, 1093-1113.

New, B. , & Spinelli, E. (2013). Diphones-fr : A French database of diphones positional frequency. Behavior Research Methods. 45(3):758-64. doi : 10.3758/s13428-012-0285-y.

Bürki, A., Spinelli, E., & Gaskell, G. (2012). A written word is worth a thousand spoken words : The influence of spelling on spoken-word production. Journal of Memory and Language, 64 (4), 449-467.

Fort, M., Kandel, S., Chipot, J., Savariaux, C., Granjon, L. & Spinelli, E. (2012). Seeing the initial articulatory gesture of a word triggers lexical access. Language and Cognitive Processes, iFirst , 1-17.

Kandel, S., Spinelli, E., Tremblay, A., Guerassimovitch, H., & Alvarez, C. (2012) Processing prefixes and suffixes in handwriting production. Acta Psychologica. 140 (2012) 187-195.

Fort, M., Spinelli, E., Savariaux, C. & Kandel, S. (2012). Audiovisual vowel monitoring and the word superiority effect in children. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 36(6) 457-467.

Spinelli, E., Kandel, S., Guerassimovitch, H. & Ferrand, L. (2012). Graphemic cohesion effect in reading and writing complex graphemes. Language and Cognitive Processes, 27, 770-791.

Kandel, S. & Spinelli, E. (2010). Processing complex graphemes in handwriting production. Memory & Cognition, 38(6), 762-770.

Spinelli, E., Grimaud, N., Meunier, F. & Welby, P. (2010). An intonational cue to segmentation in phonemically identical sequences. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 72(3),775-787. (pdf)

Fort, M., Spinelli, E., Savariaux, C. & Kandel, S. (2010). Lexical access in audiovisual speech production. Speech Communication, 52,525-532. (pdf)

Gallot, S., Spinelli, E., Chevrot, J.P. & Dugua, C. (2009). Le rattachement lexical de la liaison : une expérience d’amorçage chez des enfants pré-lecteurs. Psychologie Française, 54, 355-361.

Dugua, C., & Spinelli, E. (2009). La liaison : Effets de la fréquence et du rapport à l’écrit sur son acquisition et son usage. Cahier de l’infantile, 17-41.

Dugua, C., Spinelli, E., Chevrot, J.P. & Fayol, M. (2009). Usage-based account on the liaison acquisition : evidence from the sensitive to singular/plural exposition of nouns. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 102, 342-350. (pdf)

Meunier, F., Seigneuric, A. & Spinelli, E. (2008). The morpheme gender effect. Journal of memory and language., 58, 88-89. (pdf)

Seigneuric, A. Meunier, F., Zagar, D. & Spinelli, E. (2007). The relation between language and cognition in children aged 3 to 9 : The acquisition of grammatical gender in French. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 96, 229-246. (pdf)

Spinelli, E., Welby, P. & Schaegis, A.L. (2007). Fine-grained access to targets and competitors in phonemically ambiguous spoken sequences : the case of French Elision. Language and Cognitive Processes, 22(6), 828-859. (pdf)

Spinelli, E. & Gros-Balthazard, F. (2007). Phonotactics constraints help to overcome effects of schwa deletion in French. Cognition, 104, 397-406. (pdf)

Spinelli, E., Meunier, F., & Seigneuric, A. (2006). Spoken word recognition with gender-marked context. The Mental Lexicon, 1(2), 277-297.

Spinelli, E., & Meunier, F.(2005). Le traitement cognitif de la liaison dans la reconnaissance de la parole enchaînée. Langages, 158, 79-88.

Royer, C., Spinelli, E. & Ferrand, L. (2005). On the status of mute letters in French : simple graphemes or part of complex graphemes ? Current Psychology Letters, 16, vol.2.

Grainger, J., Diependaele, K., Spinelli, E., Ferrand, L., & Farioli, F. (2003). Masked repetition and phonological priming within and across modalities. Journal of Experimental Psychology : Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 29(6), 1256-1269.

Spinelli, E., McQueen, J. & Cutler, A. (2003). Processing Resyllabified Words in French. Journal of Memory and Language, 48, 233-254. (pdf)

Spinelli, E., McQueen, J. & Cutler, A. (2002). Resolution of liaison for lexical access in French. Revue Française de Linguistique Appliquée, VII-1, (83-96).

Spinelli, E. &. Alario, F.X. (2002). Gender Context Effects on Homophone Words. Language and Cognitive Processes, 17, 457-469. (pdf)

Gaskell, G., Spinelli, E. & Meunier, F. (2002). Perception of Resyllabification in French. Memory and Cognition, 30, 798-810.

Spinelli, E. Segui, J., & Radeau, M. (2001). Phonological Priming in Spoken Word recognition With Disyllabic Targets. Language and Cognitive Processes, 16, 367-392.

Grainger, J., Spinelli, E., & Ferrand, L. (2000). Effects of Baseword Frequency and Orthographic Neighborhood in Pseudohomophone Naming. Journal of Memory and Language, 42, 88-102.

Proceedings / communications

Namjoshi, J., Tremblay, A., Spinelli, E., Broersma, M., Martínez-García, M. T., Connell, K., Cho, T., & Kim, S. (2015). Speech segmentation is adaptive even in adulthood : Role of the linguistic environment.” In the Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress on Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, Scotland : University of Glasgow.

L. Ferrand, A. Méot, E. Spinelli, C. Pallier, B. New, P. Bonin, S. Mathôt, S. Dufau, J. Grainger. (2015). MEGALEX–A New Mega-Study of Visual and Auditory Word Recognition in French. 56th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society of America, November 19 – 22, Chicago, Illinois, USA

L. Ferrand, A. Méot, E. Spinelli, B. New, C. Pallier, P. Bonin, S. Dufau, S. Mathôt, J. Grainger. (2015). MEGALEX A new mega study of visual word recognition : Some preliminary data. 19th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), 17-20 September, Paphos, Chypre.

Spinelli, E. ; Chevrot, J.-P & Bellanger (2014). Use of Gender-marked Context in Noun Recognition : Abstract cues or Multiword Sequences Storage ? 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA, November 20-23, 2014.

Chevrot, J.-P., Siccardi, A., Parisse, C. & Spinelli, E. (2014). Multiword sequences and phonological variants in the lexicon : What can we learn from the acquisition of prenominal liaison in French ? XIX Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany, July 3-5, 2014.

Spinelli, E, Sumner, M. & Johnson, K. (2013). Phonological variation is lexically encoded : evidence from new word learning. 11th symposium of psycholinguistics. March 20th-23rd 2013. Tenerife, Spain.

Spinelli, E., Kandel, S., Guerassimovitch, H. & Ferrand, L. (2012). Graphemic cohesion effect in reading and writing complex graphemes. 19th Annual Meeting Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, July 11-14, 2012, Montreal, Canada.

Tremblay, A., Coughlin, C., Namjoshi, J. & Spinelli, E. (2012). Overgeneralization of distributional cues across syntactic contexts in non-native speech segmentation . The 25th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, March 12-14, Ney York, USA.

Spinelli, E. (2012). Actualité de la recherche du traitement de la parole. 2èmes journées centre du langage. Association Coridis Isère. Approche neuropsychologique des dysphasies : de la théorie à la rééducation, 13 et 14 janvier 2012, Grenoble, France.

Spinelli, E., Sumner, M. & Johnson, K. (2011). Phonological variation affects lexicalization of newly learnt words. ESCOP 2011, 17th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology. Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain. 29th Septembre- 02 Octobre.

Spinelli, E. (2011). Conf’Apéro de l’ENS - Le traitement de la liaison en français : approche psycholinguistique. ENS Lyon, 29 novembre 2011, Lyon, France.

Spinelli, E. (2010). Fine-Grained Lexical Access : Sub-Phonemic Acoustic-Phonetic Details Guide Segmentation. Language Processing Brown Bag at Beckman institute, Urbana-Champaign (USA), 2 décembre.

Pota, S., Boulenger, V., Ferragne, E., Spinelli, E. & Meunier, F. (2010). Acoustical cues used to segment phonemically identical speech sequences : An EEG study. Neurobiology of Language Conference, San Diego (USA), 11-12 novembre.

Spinelli, E. (2010). Fine-Grained Lexical Access : Sub-Phonemic Acoustic-Phonetic Details Guide Segmentation. Speech lunch, Stanford phonetics lab, Stanford (USA), 26 octobre.

Spinelli, E. (2010). Fine-Grained Lexical Access : Sub-Phonemic Acoustic-Phonetic Details Guide Segmentation. Berkeley Phonetics and Phonology Forum, Berkeley (USA), 25 octobre.

Fort, M., Chipot, J., Kandel, S., Savariaux, C., Granjon, L., Spinelli, E. (2010). Can visual information on lip gesture influence lexical processing in speech perception ? A phonological priming study. The 20th International Congress on Acoustics, 23-27 August 2010, Sydney, Australia.

Fort, M., Spinelli, E., Savariaux, C, Kandel, S. (2010). Examining the contribution of visual information in lexical processing in primary school children : Evidence from vowel detection in noise. Psycholinguistic approaches to speech recognition in adverse conditions, 8-10 March 2010, Bristol, United Kingdom.

Fort, M., Spinelli, E., Savariaux, C, Kandel, S. (2009). The contribution of visual information in lexical access : evidence from vowel detection. Psycholinguistics In Flanders, 18-19 May 2009, Antwerp, Belgium.

Fort, M., Kandel, S., Spinelli, E. & Savariaux, C. (2008). Word recognition in audiovisual speech : Preliminary results. Speech and Face to Face Communication, a workshop dedicated to the memory of Christian Benoît. 27-29 October 2008, Grenoble, France.

Spinelli, E. (2008)Traitement des variations phonologiques chez l’enfant : Influence de l’apprentissage de la lecture / écriture ?Séminaire de Logopédie. Université de Genève, 25 Novembre 2008.

Spinelli, E. & Racine, I. (2008). How do pre-reader and reader children process schwa deletion ? 49th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, Illinois, November 13-16, 2008.

Racine, I. & Spinelli, E. (2008) How do pre-reader and reader children process schwa deletion ? XI International Congress For The Study Of Child Language (IASCL) : Edinburgh, 28 July – 1 August 2008.

Gallot, S., Spinelli, E. & Chevrot, J-P. (2008). Acquisition of liaison : the test of clitic-verbs sequences XI International Congress For The Study Of Child Language (IASCL) : Edinburgh, 28 July – 1 August 2008.

Chevrot, J.-P, Dugua, C. & Spinelli, E. (2008). Acquisition de la liaison et sensibilité à l’orientation statistique pluriel/singulier des noms : un test critique pour une hypothèse centrale des théories basées sur l’usage, Journées Phonologie du Français Contemporain : variation, interfaces, cognition, 11-13 Décembre 2008, Paris FMSH.

Chevrot, J-P., Dugua, C. & Spinelli, E. (2008). Acquisition of liaison and sensitivity to plural/singular orientation of nouns : a test case for a central hypothesis of the usage-based theory of language development. Boston University Conference on Language Development 33, October 31 - November 2, 2008

Chevrot, J-P., Dugua, C. & Spinelli, E. (2007). Acquisition des liaisons et construction morphosyntaxique. Journées PFC – 6-8 décembre 2007. Regards croisés sur la phonologie de français contemporain

Spinelli, E. & Gros-Balthazard, F. Phonotactics constraints help to overcome effects of schwa deletion in French. (2006). AMLaP 2006. The 12th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, August 30th - September 1st 2006 Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Meunier, F., Seigneuric, A. & Spinelli, E. (2005).The morpheme gender effect : an evidence for morphological decomposition. 27th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society July 21-23, Stresa (Italy).

Schaegis, A.L., Spinelli, E. & Welby, P. (2005). Perception of phonemically ambiguous spoken sequences in French.27th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society July 21-23, Stresa : Italy.

Spinelli, E., Meunier, F, & Seigneuric, A. (2005). Does gender information influence early phases of spoken word recognition ?27th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society July 21-23, Stresa : Italy.

McQueen, J., Spinelli, E., & Cutler, A. (2002, Novembre). Processing Resyllabified Words in French. 43ième colloque annuel de la Psychonomic Society, Kansas City, Missouri.

Grainger, J., Diependale, K., Spinelli, E., & Ferrand, L. (2002, Novembre). Masked repetition priming and phonological priming within and across modalities.43ième colloque annuel de la Psychonomic Society, Kansas City, Missouri.

Spinelli, E., McQueen, J. & Cutler, A. (2001). Processing Resyllabified Words in French. XII Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Edinburgh, 5-8 September.

Spinelli, E., Alario, F-X. (2001). Grammatical Gender Can Constrain Lexical Access of Spoken Words : Evidence From the Processing of Homophones. XII Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Edinburgh, 5-8 September.

Spinelli, E., Gaskell, G. & Meunier, F. (2000). Perception du langage parlé en Français : le problème posé par la resyllabation due à l ?enchaînement et la liaison. Actes des XXIII èmes Journées d ?études sur la parole, Aussois, 19-23 Juin 2000, pp 193-196.

Spinelli, E., McQueen, J. & Cutler, A. (2000). Lexical and Acoustical Factors in the Resolution of Liaison in French. 41st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, USA, November 16 ? 19, 2000.

Spinelli, E. Processing Resyllabified Words in French. (2000). Séminaire interne du Laboratoire, 5 Octobre, Max-Planck-Institut fur Psycholinguistik (Nijmegen, Pays bas).

Spinelli, E. Segui, J. et Radeau, M. (1999) Phonological priming in spoken word recognition with dissylabic targets. XI Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, University of Ghent, 1-4 septembre, Belgium.

Spinelli, E. et Gaskell, G. (1999). Perception du langage parlé en Français : le problème posé par la resyllabation due à l ?enchaînement et la liaison. Assises du Réseau en Sciences Cognitives, 20 octobre, Collège de France, Paris.

Spinelli, E. et Segui, J. (1998). Facilitation Initiale en Amorçage Phonologique : Effet syllabique ou effet phonémique ? Actes des XXII èmes Journées d ?études sur la parole, 15-19 juin, Martigny, Suisse, pp 53-56.

Spinelli, E. et Segui, J. (1998). Amorçage phonologique et reconnaissance des mots parlés. Assises du Réseau en Sciences Cognitives, 19 octobre, Collège de France, Paris.

Spinelli, E. et Segui, J. (1997). Effet de contexte phonologique intermodal auditif-visuel. Club de Neuro Audio Acoustique (CNA2). Paris, Ircam, 14-15 mars 1997.

Spinelli, E. Segui, J. et Grainger, J. (1996). Effet de répétition intermodal avec amorçage masqué. Actes des XXI èmes Journées d ?études sur la parole, 10-14 juin, Technopôle Régional de l’Agroparc d’Avignon-Monfavet, pp 15-18.

Spinelli, E. Segui, J. et Grainger, J. (1996). Cross modal transfer in word recognition. IX Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Würzburg University, 4-8 septembre, Germany.