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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.
2015-now Principal investigator
University of Potsdam, Germany
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
2016-2017: Master student: Dzhuma Abakarova
2015: Master student: Elina Rubertus
2014: Bachelor students: Elina Rubertus; Julia Hartel
Abakarova, D., Noiray, A, & Iskarous, K. (in revision). Quantifying lingual coarticulation in German using Mutual Information: an ultrasound study.
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., Abakarova, D., Rubertus, E., Mooshammer (submitted). Structural and frequency Effects in children’s word planning.
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).