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My research currently focuses on the development of spoken language in children, using behavioral, acoustic and articulatory measurements. A main interest is to track the maturation of speech motor control together with phonological & lexical developments.
Other domains of interests regard 1) the link between spoken language & reading acquisition, 2) speech planning both in adults and children 3) the relation between speech production & perception and how this relation develops with age.
To read more about our current studies, please visit Projects.
Aside research, I love travelling around the world and hiking. There is nothing more energising and relaxing for me than being in the mountains. In the past six years, I have also become a passionate dancer. Thanks to dance, I have developed a new perspective on both language and motor control and I can better appreciate how the body stands as a universal communication tool.
University of Potsdam, Germany.
Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, USA.
Febr. 2008 Doctorate, Language Sciences (magna cum laude)
GIPSA lab Stendhal University, Grenoble, France
Summers & Winters 2015, 2016, 2017: Invited talks in M.Sc. Linguistics, EMCL, IECL; Bs. Linguistics
Summer 2014: M.Sc. Linguistics, EMCL, IECL:
Click here for details on courses taught from 2012 to 2014.
From 2004- 2007: Lecturer, Bs. Language Sciences Dep., Stendhal University, Grenoble
2016: Master student: Dzhuma Abakarova
2015: Master student: Elina Rubertus
2014: Bachelor students: Elina Rubertus; Julia Hartel
Abakarova, D., Noiray, A, & Iskarous, K. (submitted). Quantifying lingual coarticulation in German using Mutual Information: an ultrasound study.
Noiray, A., Abakarova, D., Rubertus, E., Mooshammer (submitted). Structural and frequency Effects in children’s word planning.
Noiray, A., Abakarova, D., Rubertus, Krüger, S (in revision): How children organise their speech in the first years of life? Insight from ultrasound imaging.
Noiray A., Iskarous K., & Whalen D-H. (2014). Variability in English vowels is comparable in articulation and acoustics. Laboratory Phonology, 5(2), 271-288. PMID: 25101144
Noiray A., Ménard L., & Iskarous K. (2013). The Development of Motor Synergies in Children: Ultrasound and Acoustic Measurements. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 133 (1), 444-452. . DOI: 10.1121/1.4763983
Ménard L., & Noiray A. (2011). The development of lingual gestures in speech: Comparing synthesized vocal tracts with natural vowels. Fait de Langue, 37, 189-202. PMID: 25383006
Noiray A., Cathiard M-A., Ménard L., & Abry C. (2011). Test of the Movement Expansion Model: Anticipatory vowel lip protrusion and constriction in French and English speakers. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 129 (1), 340-349. DOI:10.1121/1.3518452
Noiray, A., Abakarova, D., Rubertus, E., & Ries, J. (2017). How does the tongue learn to speak a language fluently? A cross-sectional study in German. Speech Motor Control, Groningen, July 7th.
Abakarova, D., Iskarous, K., Ries, J., & Noiray, A. (2017). Quantifying lingual coarticulation versus in German. Abstraction, Diversity, and Speech Dynamics, Munich, May 3rd.
Krüger, S., Noiray, A, & Ries, J. (2017). The development of vowel space in German speaking children. DYNAMICS, Munich, May 3rd.
Noiray, A., Abakarova, D., Rubertus, E., & Ries, J. (2017). On the domain of intra-syllabic coarticulation in German children. DYNAMICS, Munich, May 3rd.
Rubertus, E., Abakarova, D., Ries, J., & Noiray, A. (2017). Comparing coarticulatory directions in child speech. Proceedings of PaPe, Cologne.
Rubertus, E., Abakarova, D., Ries, J., & Noiray, A. (2016).. Proceedings of P&P 12, Munich, Oct 12-14.
Noiray, A., Abakarova, D., Rubertus, E., Iskarous, K., Ries, J., & Tiede, M (2016). Coarticulation magnitude in German children, Labphon 15, Ithaca, July 15th.
Noiray, A, Abakarova, D., Rubertus, E., & Mooshammer, C. (2016). Lexical and phonological effects on word planning in English children. Labphon 15, Satellite Speech planning and production in children, Ithaca, July 13th.
Noiray, A, Rubertus, E., & Mooshammer, C. (2016). Phonological competition in young learners of English. Labphon 15, Satellite Speech planning and production in children, Ithaca, July 13th.
Noiray, A., Ries, J., & Tiede, M. (2015). Sonographic & Optical Linguo-Labial Articulation Recording system (SOLLAR), Ultrafest VII, Hong Kong, Dec 8-10.
Rubertus, E., Abakarova, D., Ries, J., Tiede, M., & Noiray, A. (2015).. Ultrafest VII, Hong Kong, Dec 8-10.
Abakarova, D., Iskarous, K., Ries, J., Tiede, M., & Noiray, A (2015).. Ultrafest VII, Hong Kong, Dec 8-10.
Rubertus, E., Noiray, A., & Mooshammer, C. (2015). Speech planning in preschoolers’ picture naming. Proceedings Workshop on Infant Language Development, Stockholm, Sweden, p. 155.
Whalen, D. H., Shaw, P. A., Noiray, A., & Antony, R. (2011). Analogs of Tahltan consonant harmony in English CVC syllables. In W.-S. Lee & E. Zee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (pp. 2129-2132). Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong.
Whalen D.H., Noiray, A., Iskarous K., & Bolanos L. (2009). Relative contribution of jaw and tongue to the vowel height dimension in American English. Acoustics’09, San Antonio, Oct. 26-30.
Kavitskaya D., Iskarous K., Noiray, A., & Proctor, M. (2008). Trills and palatalization: Consequences for sound change. Proceedings of the 17 th Meeting of Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics, Yale University, May 9-11.
Noiray, A, Iskarous K., & Whalen D.H. (2008). Tongue-jaw synergy in vowel height production: Evidence from American English. Proceedings of 8th International Speech Production Seminar, Strasbourg, Dec. 8-12.
Noiray, A., Cathiard MA., Abry C. & Ménard L. (2010). Lip Rounding Anticipatory Control: Crosslinguistically Lawful and Ontogenetically Attuned. Speech Motor Control: New developments in basic and applied research, ed. Ben Maassen & Pascal H.H.M. van Lieshout, Oxford University Press. 153-171.
Noiray, A., Cathiard MA., Ménard L. & Abry C. (2008). Emergence of a vocalic gesture control: Attunement of the anticipatory rounding temporal pattern in French children. Emergence of language Abilities, ed. Sophie Kern, Frédérique Gayraud et Egidio Marsico, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 100-116.
Noiray, A., Iskarous K., & Whalen D.H. (2008). Tongue-jaw synergy in vowel height production: Evidence from American English. Proceedings of 8th International Speech Production Seminar, Strasbourg, France, December 8-12, 81-84.
Kavitskaya D., Iskarous K., Noiray, A., & Proctor, M. (2008). Trills and palatalization: Consequences for sound change. Proceedings of the 17thMeeting of Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics, New Haven, May 9-11th, 97-110.
- PhD dissertation: L'anticipation d'arrondissement vocalique et le Modèle d'Expansion du Mouvement. Deux extensions : du français à l'anglais et de l'adulte à l'enfant
(Translation: Vocalic rounding anticipation and the Movement Expansion Model. Two extensions: from French to English and from children to adults.)
- Master dissertation: Capturer la voix des émotions authentiques chez l'acteur: premiers pas vers "peut-on entendre le jeu de l'acteur"?
(Translation: First step in capturing the expression of natural versus simulated emotions in the voice of actors).