Publications


Publications in Scientific Journals

  1. Popescu, A. & Noiray, A. (2021). Learning to Read Interacts with Children’s Spoken Language Fluency. Language Learning and Development https://doi.org/10.1080/15475441.2021.1941032
  2. Kolozsvári, O.,  Xu. W; Parviainen, T. ; Nieminen, L.; Noiray, A.; Hämäläinen, J. (to appear). Coherence between brain activation and speech envelope at word and sentence levels shows age-related differences in low frequency bands. Neurobiology of Language.
  3. Popescu, A. & Noiray, A. (2021). Reading proficiency interacts with speech articulation: better readers show greater speech motor differentiation. Journal of Language, Learning and Development.
  4. Louleli, N., Hamalainen, J., & Leppänen, P. H. (2021). Behavioral and brain measures of morphological processing in children with and without familial risk for dyslexia from pre-school to first grade. Frontiers in Communication, 6, 63.
    https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2021.655402
  5. Barajas, M. C. O., Guevara, R. & Gervain, J. (2021). The origins and development of speech envelope tracking during the first months of life. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Volume 48.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2021.100915
  6. Xu, W., Kolozsvári, O.B., Oostenveld, R. & Hämäläinen, J.A. (2020). Rapid changes in brain activity during learning of grapheme-phoneme associations in adults. NeuroImage, Volume 220, 117058, ISSN 1053–8119.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117058
  7. Louleli, N., Hämäläinen, J. A., Nieminen, L., Parviainen, T. & Leppänen, P. H. T. (2020). Dynamics of morphological processing in pre-school children with and without familial risk for dyslexia. Journal of Neurolinguistics, Volume 56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroling.2020.100931
  8. Marino, C., Bernard, C. & Gervain, J. (2020). Word Frequency Is a Cue to Lexical Category for 8‑Month-Old Infants. Current Biology, Volume 30, Issue 8, Pages 1380–1386.e3.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.01.070
  9. Ladányi, E., Kovács, A. M. & Gervain, J. (2020). How 15-month-old infants process morphologically complex forms in an agglutinative language? Infancy. https://doi.org/10.1111/infa.12324
  10. Kolozsvári, O. B., Xu, W., Leppänen, P. H., & Hämäläinen, J. A. (2019). Top-down predictions of familiarity and congruency in audio-visual speech perception at neural level. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 13, 243.
    https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2019.00243
  11. Noiray, A., Popescu, A.,  Killmer, H., Rubertus, E., Krüger, S., & Hintermeier, L. (2019). Spoken language development and the challenge of skill integration. Frontiers in Psychology, Language Sciences. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02777
  12. Höhle, B., Bijeljac-Babic, R., & Nazzi, T. (2019). Variability and stability in early language acquisition: Comparing monolingual and bilingual infants’ speech perception and word recognition. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1366728919000348
  13. Marino, C. & Gervain, J. (2019). The Novelty Effect as a Predictor of Language Outcome. Front. Psychol. 10:258. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00258.
  14. Hoareau, M., Yeung, H.H., & Nazzi, T. (2019). Infants’ statistical word segmentation in an artificial language is linked to both parental speech input and reported production abilities. Dev Sci.;e12803. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12803.
  15. Xu, W., Kolozsvári, O.B., Oostenveld, R., Leppänen, P.H.T., & Hämäläinen, J.A. (2019). Audiovisual Processing of Chinese Characters Elicits Suppression and Congruency Effects in MEG. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 13:18. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2019.00018.
  16. Marino, C. & Gervain, J. (2019). The impact of generative linguistics on psychology: Language acquisition, a paradigm example. Acta Linguistica Academica, Vol. 66 (2019) 3, 371–396. https://doi.org/10.1556/2062.2019.66.3.4
  17. Xu, W., Kolozsvári, O.B., Monto, S.P. & Hämäläinen, J.A. (2018). Brain Responses to Letters and Speech Sounds and Their Correlations With Cognitive Skills Related to Reading in Children. Front. Hum. Neurosci.12:304. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00304.
  18. Gemignani, J., Middell, E., Barbour, R. L., Graber, H. L., & Blankertz, B. (2018). Improving the analysis of near-spectroscopy data with multivariate classification of hemodynamic patterns: a theoretical formulation and validation. Journal of neural engineering, 15(4), 045001.
  19. Pagliarini, E., Stucchi, N., Guasti, MT. (2018). Adults with Developmental Dyslexia fail to anticipate predictable upcoming input.

Publications (preprint)

  1. Ladányi, E., Lukács, A. & Gervain, J. (2020). Does rhythmic priming improve grammatical processing in Hungarian-speaking children with and without Developmental Language Disorder? bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.19.162347

Publications (other)

Database of Standardised Language Tests (German, French, Finnish, and Spanish) by Lilla Zakariás

The data bank lists available standardized and adapted language tests and assessment procedures for German, French, Spanish, and Finnish. It focuses on tests of spoken language but also includes tests of written language and cognitive abilities. For each test, it includes information on target age-ranges; type of test (e.g., specific, developmental, questionnaire, etc.); the language area it measures (i.e., receptive/expressive phonology, grammar, semantics, pragmatics); and a reference to the test.

PredictAble Database of Standardised Language Tests


Contributions to Conferences

Oral Presentations

  1. Popescu, A., & Noiray, A. (2021). Does learning to read interact with speech patterns in consistent alphabetic systems? The case of German. AMLaP 2021, Paris.
  2. Gemignani, J., Gervain, J. 2021. “Repetition-based rule learning: a NIRS meta-analysis”. BCCCD21, 4–8 January 2021, online.
  3. Popescu, A., & Noiray, A. (2020). Coarticulatory organization in beginner readers: a multifactorial interaction approach. International Seminar on Speech Production, Providence (online conference).
  4. Marino, C., Carline Bernard and Judit Gervain. (2020). “Word frequency is a cue to lexical category for 8‑month-old infants”. BUCLD 45, Nov 5–8, 2020, Boston, USA.
  5. Popescu, A.,  Noiray, A. (2019). Reading proficiency and phonemic awareness as predictors of coarticulatory gradients in children. Proceedings of BUCLD 44, Boston, Nov.7–10.
  6. Ortiz Barajas, M. C., Guevara Erra, R., Gervain, J. 2019. “The brain activity of newborns can track speech in different languages”.  WILD, 13–15 June 2019, Potsdam, Germany.
  7. Frey, C., & Sebastian-Galles, N. (2019). Backward semantic inhibition: results in adults and toddlers. Final Workshop PredictAble, Paris, France.
  8. Gemignani, J., Schmitz, C., Blankertz, B. (2019). Univariate and Multivariate Analysis of fNIRS data: two sides of the same coin? Application and findings from a reading literacy study. Final Workshop PredictAble, Paris, France.
  9. Hoareau, M., & Nazzi, T. (2019). Early speech perception abilities, parental speech input and production skills. Final Workshop PredictAble, Paris, France.
  10. Louleli, N., Leppänen, P., Hämäläinen, J., & Gervain, J. (2019). Morphological representations in pre-school children with and without familial risk for dyslexia. Final Workshop PredictAble, Paris, France.
  11. Ladányi, E., & Gervain, J. (2019). Rhythmic priming in children with and without Specific Language Impairment. Final Workshop PredictAble, Paris, France.
  12. Marimon, M., & Höhle, B. (2019). Word segmentation in German: prosody outweighs statistics. Final Workshop PredictAble, Paris, France.
  13. Marino, C., & Gervain, J. (2019). The perception of relevant surface cues shapes language development: evidence from typical and atypical populations. Final Workshop PredictAble, Paris, France.
  14. Ortiz, M.C., & Gervain, J. (2019). The brain activity of newborns can encode speech in different languages. Final Workshop PredictAble, Paris, France.
  15. Varnet, L., Ortiz-Barajas, M. C., Guevara Erra, R., Gervain, J., Lorenzi, C. (2017). A cross-linguistic study of speech modulation spectra. Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, May 1, 2017.
  16. Guasti, M., Pagliarini, E., Lungu, O., Van Hout, A., & Crain, S. (2017). The Acquisition of Negated Disjunction: Evidence from Italian, French and Dutch. BUCLD, Boston, US.

Poster Presentations

  1. Ortiz Barajas, M., Gervain, J. 2020. “Speech envelope tracking in the infant brain”. Poster presented at ICIS Biennial Congress, July 6 – 9, 2020, Glasgow, Scotland.
  2. Ortiz Barajas, M., Gervain, J. 2020. “Neural oscillations and speech processing during the first months of life”. Poster presented at ICIS Biennial Congress, July 6 – 9, 2020, Glasgow, Scotland.
  3. Gemignani, J., Gervain, J. 2020. “Impact of different pre-processing routines for infant fNIRS data”. Poster presented at the 2020 OHBM Annual Meeting, June 26–30, 2020, Montreal, Canada.
  4. Nallet, C., Ladányi, E., Gervain, J. 2019. “The effect of exposure to a regular rhythmic sequence on language processing in 4- to 6- year-old French children”. Poster presented at the Rate and Rhythm in Speech Recognition Workshop, Dec 13th, 2019, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
  5. Zakariás, L., van der Kant, A., Gervain, J., Wartenburger, I. (2018). “A methodological review on recent fNIRS studies in infants”. Poster presented at the fNIRS 2018 Biennial meeting of the Society for fNIRS, Oct 5–8, 2018, Tokyo, Japan.
  6. Frey, C., & Sebastian-Galles, N. (2018). Top-down influences on phoneme acquisition: Data from Spanish- Catalan bilinguals. Poster presented at the International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS), Philadelphia, US.
  7. Hoareau, M., Yeung, H., & Nazzi, T. (2018). Statistical learning, linguistic experience and language outcomes in infancy. Poster presented at the International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS), Philadelphia, US.
  8. Ladányi, E., & Gervain, J. (2018). The acquisition of agglutinating morphology in French and Hungarian infants. Poster presented at the International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS), Philadelphia, US.
  9. Marimon, M., & Höhle, B. (2018). Prosody outweighs statistics: Evidence from German. Poster presented at the International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS), Philadelphia, US.
  10. Marino, C., Bernard, C., & Gervain, J. (2018). Word frequency is a cue to open/closed class lexical category membership at 8 months. Poster presented at the International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS), Philadelphia, US.
  11. Marimon, M., & Höhle, B. (2017). Speech perception tasks as an instrument for early diagnosis of developmental language disorders: a test-retest reliability study of the HPP procedure. Poster presented at the Workshop On Infant Language Development (WILD), Bilbao, Spain.
  12. Hoareau, M., Nazzi, T., & Yeung, H.H. (2017). Audiovisual speech perception, parental input, and vocabulary in the first year of life. Poster presented at the Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), Boston, US.
  13. Marino, C., Bernard, C., & Gervain, J. (2017). Word frequency is a cue to open-class/closed-class membership at 8 months. Poster presented at the Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), Boston, US.
  14. Pagliarini, E., Höhle, B., & Bonatti, L.L. (2017). Rules-learing in children with SLI.

Publications in Magazines/Newspapers


The interview focuses on her recent article published in Scientific Report and extends to a previous article of 2015.
In these studies Elena and her colleagues showed that children’s handwriting is characterized by a rhythmic structure since the very first writing production (at the beginning of the first grade of primary school). This rhythmic structure is governed by two principles: Isochrony and Homothety.
Crucially, a deviance from these principles could be a marker of language impairment. Therefore, the importance of this study in relation to the recent literature about dyslexia is discussed in the interview.