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Baby Lab

Judit Gervain
Member of the Speech perception group
Research Scientist
Address : 45, rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris, France
Telephone(s) : +33(0)
Fax : +33 (0)
Office : 603
Scientific interests : early language acquisition, linguistic theory, cognitive development, infancy, near infrared spectroscopy/optical topography

PUBLICATIONS (by category, 1900 - 2014) by date -- 2005-2014

Journal article

Cristia, A., Minagawa-Kawai, Y., Egorova, N., Gervain, J., Filippin, L., Cabrol, D., & Dupoux, E. (2014). Neural correlates of infant accent discrimination: an fNIRS study. Developmental Science, DOI 10.1111/desc.12160., .

Gervain, J., Werker, J.F., & Geffen, M.N. (2014). Category-specific processing of scale-invariant sounds in infancy. Plos One, .

Kubicek, C., Hillairet, d.e., Dupierrix, E., Pascalis, O., Lœvenbruck, H., Gervain, J., & Schwarzer, G. (2014). Cross-modal matching of audiovisual German and French fluent speech in infancy. Plos One, 9(2), e89275. pdf

Gervain, J., Sebastián-Gallés, N., Díaz, B., Mazuka, R., Yamane, N., Laka, I., Nespor, M., & Mehler, J. (2013). Word frequency cues word order in adults: cross-linguistic evidence. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 689. pdf

Gervain, J., Vines, B.W., Chen, L.M., Hensch, T.K., Young, A.H., & Werker, J.F. (2013). Valproate reopens critical-period learning of absolute pitch. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 7, 102. pdf

Gervain, J., & Werker, J.F. (2013). Prosody cues word order in 7-month-old bilingual infants. Nature Communications, 4, 1490. pdf

Kubicek, C., Hillairet, d.e., Dupierrix, E., Loevenbruck, H., Gervain, J., & Schwarzer, G. (2013). Face-scanning behavior to silently talking faces in 12-month-old infants: The role of pre-exposed auditory speech. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 37(2), 106-110. pdf

Molavi, B., May, L., Gervain, J., Carreiras, M., Werker, J.F., & Dumont, G. (2013). Analyzing Resting State Functional Connectivity in the Human Language System using Near Infrared Spectroscopy. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 921. pdf

Molnar, M., Gervain, J., & Carreiras, M. (2013). Within-rhythm Class Native Language Discrimination Abilities of Basque-Spanish Monolingual and Bilingual Infants at 3.5 Months of Age. Infancy, doi: 10.1111/infa.12041, . pdf

Bernard, C., & Gervain, J. (2012). Prosodic cues to word order: what level of representation? Frontiers in Psychology, 3(451), doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00451. pdf

Gervain, J., Berent, I., & Werker, J.F. (2012). Binding at birth: the newborn brain detects identity relations and sequential position in speech. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(3), 564-574. pdf

Gervain, J., & Guevara, R. (2012). The statistical signature of morphosyntax: A Study of Hungarian and Italian Infant-Directed Speech. Cognition, 125, 236-287. pdf

Gervain, J., & Werker, J.F. (2012). Learning Non-Adjacent Regularities at 7 months. Journal of Child Language, doi:10.1017/S0305000912000256, .

Geffen, M.N., Gervain, J., Werker, J.F., & Magnasco, M.O. (2011). Auditory perception of self-similarity in water sounds. Front Integr Neurosci, 5, 15.

Gervain, J., Mehler, J., Werker, J.F., Nelson, C.A., Csibra, G., Lloyd-Fox, S., Shukla, M., & Aslin, R.A. (2011). Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: A report from the McDonnell infant methodology consortium. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 1(1), 22-46.

May, L., Byers-Heinlein, K., Gervain, J., & Werker, J.F. (2011). Language and the newborn brain: does prenatal language experience shape the neonate neural response to speech? Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 222.

Gervain, J., & Mehler, J. (2010). Speech perception and language acquisition in the first year of life. Annual Review of Psychology, 61, 191-218.

Yoshida, K.A., Iversen, J.R., Patel, A.D., Nito, H., Mazuka, R., Gervain, J., & Werker, J.F. (2010). The development of perceptual grouping in infancy: a cross-linguistic study. Cognition, 115(2), 356-361.

Gervain, J. (2009). Resumption in Focus(-Raising). Lingua, 119, 687-707.

Gervain, J., Macagno, F., Cogoi, S., PenA, M., & Mehler, J. (2008). The neonate brain detects speech structure. PNAS Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105, 14222-14227.

Gervain, J., Nespor, M., Mazuka, R., Horie, R., & Mehler, J. (2008). Bootstrapping word order in prelexical infants: A Japanese-Italian cross-linguistic study. Cognitive Psychology, 57, 56-74.

Gervain, J., & Werker, J.F. (2008). How infant speech perception contributes to language acquisition. Language and Linguistics Compass, 2, 1149-1170.


Book chapter

Gervain, J. (2014). Developmental Science and the Nature-Nurture Issue: The Case of Language. In P. Richerson, G. Csibra, Cs. Pléh (Eds) Naturalistic Approaches to Culture.

Gervain, J. (2013). Early rule learning ability and language acquisition. In Lowenthal, F., & Lefebvre, F. (Eds) Recursion and Language. (pp. 89-99). New York: Springer.

Gervain, J. (2013). Szerkezet és agy a nyelvfejlődés legkorábbi szakaszaiban [Structure and the brain in early language development]. In Pléh, Cs. (Eds) Általános Nyelvészeti Tanulmányok [Studies in General Linguistics]. (Vol. 25).

Werker, J., & Gervain, J. (2013). Speech Perception and Phonological Development. In Zelazo, P.D. (Eds) The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology. (Vol. Vol. 1, pp. 909-925). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Shukla, M., Gervain, J., Mehler, J., & Nespor, M. (2012). Linguistic Constraints on Statistical Learning in Early Language Acquisition. In Rebuschat, P., Williams, J. (Eds) Statistical Learning and Language Acquisition. (pp. in press). Mouton de Gruyter.

Werker, J.F., & Gervain, J. (2012). Speech Perception and Phonological Development. In Zelazo, P.D. (Eds) The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology. (pp. in press). Oxford: OUP.

Molavi, B., Gervain, J., & Dumont, G.A. (2011). Estimating cortical connectivity in functional near infrared spectroscopy using multivariate autoregressive modeling. In Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. (Vol. 2011, pp. 2334-2337).

Gervain, J. (2010). A statisztikai tanulás és a szabálytanulás idegi alapjai [The neural correlates of statistical learning and rule extraction]. In Pléh, Cs., Gy. Kovács, B. Gulyás (Eds) Kognitív Idegtudomány [Cognitive Neuroscience]. Budapest: Osiris.

Mehler, J., Gervain, J., Endress, A.D., & Shukla, M. (2008). Mechanisms of language acquisition: imaging and behavioral evidence. In Nelson, C.A., Luciana, M. (Eds) Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Cambridge, Mass.: MITPress.

Mehler, J., Endress, A., Gervain, J., & Nespor, M. (2008). From perception to grammar. In Friederici, Angela D. & Thierry, Guillaume (Eds) Early language development: Bridging brain and behaviour. (pp. 191-213). Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company.