IRENE DE LA CRUZ PAVÍA

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Ikerbasque research fellow
JIN researcher
https://irenedelacruzpavia.wordpress.com
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3425-0596

I am interested in understanding the cognitive mechanisms involved in the acquisition and processing of morphosyntax. I investigate the processing of grammatical structure across modalities, throughout the lifespan, and examining in parallel mono- and bilingual populations.

2020-ongoing  Ikerbasque research fellow & JIN researcher, Department of Linguistics and Basque Studies, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea UPV/EHU (Spain)
2020 
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation, Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy)

2017 – 2020  Post-Doctoral Researcher, Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition Centre,  (formerly Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception) CNRS-Université Paris Descartes
2014 – 2017 
Marie Curie IOF Post-Doctoral researcher, Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, CNRS-Université Paris Descartes
2014 – 2016
Marie Curie IOF Post-Doctoral researcher, Infant Studies Centre, University of British Columbia
2013 – 2014 
Assistant researcher, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
2007 – 2012 
International PhD in Linguistics, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
2004 – 2006  
Degree in Linguistics. University Complutense of Madrid UCM
2000 – 2004 
Degree in German Philology. University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU

 

PUBLICATIONS

de la Cruz-Pavía, I. & Gervain, J. (2020). Infants’ perception of repetition-based regularities in speech: a look from the perspective of the same/different distinction. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 37:125–132. DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2020.11.014

Gervain, J., de la Cruz-Pavía, I., & Gerken, L. (2020 – published online on Dec 2018). Behavioural and imaging studies of infant artificial grammar learningTopics in Cognitive Science 12, 815-827. DOI: 10.1111/tops.12400

de la Cruz-Pavía, I., Elordieta, G., Villegas, J., Gervain, J., & Laka, I. (early view January 2020). Segmental information drives adult bilingual phrase segmentation preferenceInternational Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2020.1713045

de la Cruz-Pavía, I., Werker, J. F., Vatikiotis-Bateson, E., & Gervain, J. (2020). Finding phrases: The interplay of word frequency, phrasal prosody and co-speech visual information in chunking speech by monolingual and bilingual adultsLanguage and Speech 63(2), 264-291.DOI: 10.1177/0023830919842353

de la Cruz-Pavía, I., Gervain, J., Vatikiotis-Bateson, E., & Werker, J. F. (2019). Finding phrases: On the role of co-verbal facial information in learning word order in infancyPLOS ONE 14(11), e0224786. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0224786

de la Cruz-Pavía, I., Gervain, J., Vatikiotis-Bateson, E. & Werker, J. F. (early view Sep 2019). Audio-Visual information signals phrase boundaries across speech styles: A production study of Japanese and English infant- and adult-directed speech. Language Acquisition. DOI: 10.1080/10489223.2019.1659276

Wojcik, E., de la Cruz-Pavía, I., & Werker, J. F. (2017). Language Acquisition. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190236557.013.56

de la Cruz-Pavía, I. & Elordieta, G. (2015). Prosodic phrasing of relative clauses with two possible antecedents in Spanish: a comparison of Spanish native speakers and L1Basque bilingual speakersFolia Linguistica 49(1), 185-204. DOI: 10.1515/flin-2015-0006

de la Cruz-Pavía, I.; Elordieta, G.; Sebastián-Gallés, N.; Laka, I. (2015) On the role of frequency-based cues in the segmentation strategies of adult OV/VO bilinguals. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Volume 18, Issue 2, pp. 225-241. DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2014.904839.

Carreiras, M., Duñabeitia, J.A., Vergara, M., de la Cruz-Pavía, I. & Laka, I. (2010). Subject Relative Clauses are not universally easier to process: Evidence from BasqueCognition, Vol.115, Issue 1 (p. 79-92). DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2009.11.012

de la Cruz-Pavía, I. (2010). The influence of prosody in the processing of ambiguous RCs: a study with Spanish monolinguals and Basque-Spanish bilinguals from the Basque CountryInterlingüística, Vol. XX.

PhD Dissertation (International Thesis) (2012)
Title:Chunking the input: on the role of frequency and prosody in the segmentation strategies of adult bilinguals. [pdf]
Advisors: Itziar Laka, Gorka Elordieta
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

INVITED TALKS

Title: Learning abstract structure across modalities in early infancy
The Bilingual Mind research group, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain, June 27th 2019.

Title: Processing linguistic structure across modalities and throughout development. Behavioural and imaging studies on phrase segmentation and the detection of abstract structure
IKER (UMR 5478), Bayonne, France, February 13th 2018.

Title: Research techniques in experimental linguistics
University of Vigo, Spain, November 7th 2017.

Title: An exploration of the acoustic and facial visual cues to word order across languages and speech styles, and their role in speech segmentation in adult monolinguals and bilinguals
Department of Linguistics and Basque Studies, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain, June 13th 2017.

Title: Chunking the phrase: Acoustic and facial movement cues to word order and their role in speech segmentation in monolinguals and bilinguals     
Language and Cognition Group (LACG), Leiden University, The Netherlands, June 8th 2017.

DIRECTION OR PARTICIPATION IN FINANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS

PID2019-105100RJ-I00, Living and aging bilingual: An examination of the bilingual factors leading to processing advantages in young and older adults “BilingualAging”. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Spain. Retos para jóvenes investigadores (JIN). PI Irene de la Cruz-Pavía. 181.500 €.

ERC-2017-COG-773202, Tuned to the Rhythm: How Prenatally and Postnatally Heard Speech Prosody Lays the Foundations for Language Learning “Babyrhythm”. European Research Council, European Union. Consolidator Grant. PI Judit Gervain. 1.621.250 €. Team member from 2019-2020.

10-LABX-0083, Laboratoire d’Excellence “The Empirical Foundations of Linguistics”. Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France. Investissements d’Avenir. PI Christian Puech. 9.000.000 €. Team member between Jan 2018-Jun 2019.

ANR-15-CE37-0009-01, Mechanisms of Early Language Acquisition: Brain and Behavior “SpeechCode”. Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France. ANR Blanc. PI Judit Gervain. 230.000 €. Team member between Jun 2017-Dec 2017.

12R81103, The role of multisensory redundancy in infant speech perception and language acquisition. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada. 2015 Research Grants Competition. PI Janet F. Werker. 550.000 CAD. Team member between Apr 2015-May 2016.

12R20580, The influence of linguistic and cultural context on first steps in language acquisition. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canada. PI Janet F. Werker. 347.259 CAD. Team member between Jun 2014-May 2016.

IOF624972, The Role of Visual cues in Speech Segmentation and the Acquisition of Word Order. European CommissionPI Irene de la Cruz Pavía. (University of British Columbia & CNRS-Université de Paris). 258.088 € Jun 2014-May2017

FFI2012-38064-C02-01, La prosodia del castellano en contacto con el euskera. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Spain. PI Gorka Elordieta. 24.570 €. Team member between Dec 2013-Apr 2014.

FFI2009-09695, Efectos Paramétricos en el Procesamiento Sintáctico. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Spain. Plan Nacional I+D+I. PI Itziar Laka. 141.570,01 €. Team member between Jan 2010-Dec 2012.

GIC10/102, La Mente Bilingüe/The Bilingual Mind. Gobierno Vasco, Spain. Grupos Consolidados. PI Itziar Laka. 117.000 €. Team member between Jan 2010-Dec 2012.

CSD-2007-00012, Bilingüismo y Neurociencia Cognitiva BRAINGLOT. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Spain. Consolider-Ingenio. PI Nuria Sebastián Gallés. 5.000.000 €. Team member between Dec 2012-Dec 2013.

Eyelink 1000 Core Unit (INF10/43). UPV/EHU, Spain. Infraestructura. PI Itziar Laka. 21.838,2 €. Team member between Jan-Dec 2010.

GRANTS

2014 – 2017    Marie Curie International Outgoing Post-Doctoral Fellowship, European Commission
2014  Three-year post-doctoral fellowship awarded by the Basque Government (declined)
2010  Traveling grant for short research visit awarded by the Basque Government
2008 –  2011 Full-time pre-doctoral fellowship awarded by the Basque Government
2007  Mobility grant to join a doctoral program with mention of quality, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science

TEACHING

June 2020 Organiser and lecturer in the course (2 ECTS): Fundamentals of Language Acquisition, Master Universitario en Lingüística-Hizkuntzalaritza, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

2019 / 2020 Responsable Unité d’Enseignement [UE] and lecturer in LC1 course (6 ECTS): Language Acquisition and Processing, Master Recherche en Sciences Cognitives (Cogmaster), École Normale Superieure, Paris, France

April 2019 Instructor (3h) in the Formation courte en Spectroscopie Proche Infrarouge (NIRS), The Institut of Neurosciences and Cognition, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France

2018 / 2019 Winter Session Co-responsable UE and lecturer of LC1 course (12h): Language Acquisition and Processing, Master Recherche en Sciences Cognitives (Cogmaster), École Normale Superieure, Paris, France

May 2018  Guest lecturer (20h): Milestones in Early Language Acquisition: Theory & Methods, Master Universitario en Lingüística-Hizkuntzalaritza, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

November 2017  Guest lecturer (3h) in the course: Language Acquisition and Processing, Master Recherche en Sciences Cognitives (Cogmaster), École Normale Superieure, Paris, France

November 2017  Guest lecturer (2h): Linguistics as a science. Introduction to psycho- and neurolinguistics, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain

November 2016 Guest lecturer (3h) in the course: Acquisition et traitement du langage, Master Recherche en Sciences Cognitives (Cogmaster), École Normale Superieure, Paris, France.

February 2013  Guest lecturer (1h) in the course: Advanced Course in Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics, Master Universitario en Lingüística-Hizkuntzalaritza, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

 

SELECTED CONFERENCES

de la Cruz-Pavía, I., Gervain, J., & Berent, I. (2019). The detection of repetition-based regularities from visual input at 6 months of age. Poster presented at: 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, SNL 2019, Helsinki, August 20-22.

de la Cruz-Pavía, I., Gervain, J., Vatikiotis-Bateson, E., & Werker, J.F. (2018). Finding phrases: Does co-verbal visual information help adults and infants parse speech? Oral communication presented at: RALFe 2018, Paris, December 6-7.

Gervain, J., de la Cruz-Pavía, I., & Berent, I. (2018). The detection of repetition-based regularities from visual input at 6 months of age. Poster presented in: fNIRS 2018, Tokyo, October 3-5.

Gervain, J., & de la Cruz-Pavía, I. (2018). Learning repetition-based regularities at 6 months. Oral communication presented by de la Cruz-Pavía in: 2018 International Conference on Infant Studies ICIS, Philadelphia, June 30-July 3.

de la Cruz-Pavía, I., Gervain, J., McAuliffe, M., Vatikiotis-Bateson, E., & Werker, J.F. (2016). Acoustic correlates to word order in Infant- and Adult Directed Speech: A cross-linguistic study. Poster presented at: 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan (ASA/ASJ), Hawaii, November 28-December 2.

de la Cruz-Pavía, Irene, McAuliffe, Michael, Werker, Janet F., Gervain, Judit, & Vatikiotis-Bateson, Eric (2015). Visual Cues to Phrase Segmentation and the Acquisition of Word Order. Poster presented at: FAAVSP – The 1st Joint Conference on Facial Analysis, Animation and Auditory-Visual Speech Processing, Vienna, September 11-13.

de la Cruz-Pavía, I., Gervain, J., Sebastián-Gallés, N., Elordieta, G., & Laka, I. (2012). Bilingual segmentation: effect of context language in Basque-Spanish bilinguals. Poster presented at: Architectures and Mechanism for Language Processing (AMLaP), Riva del Garda, September 6-8.

de la Cruz Pavía, I. & Elordieta, G. (2009). The prosody of ambiguous relative clauses in Spanish: a study of monolinguals and Basque-Spanish bilinguals. Oral communication presented at: Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, June 17-19.

de la Cruz Pavía, I. & Elordieta, G. (2009). Preferencia de adjunción de las oraciones de relativo ambiguas en el castellano del País Vasco. Oral communication presented at: XXIV Encuentro Internacional de la Asociación de Jóvenes Lingüistas, Barcelona, May 7-9.

de la Cruz Pavía, I., Duñabeitia, J.A., & Laka, I.(2008) Relative Clause Attachment Preference in Spanish: A study of monolinguals from the Basque Country. Oral communication presented at: 6th Workshop on Syntax & Semantics, Vitoria-Gasteiz, December 4-5.

REVIEWER IN JOURNALS

Bilingualism: Language & Cognition ; Cognition ; Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience ; Developmental Science ; Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences ; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance ; Language, Cognition and Neuroscience ; Language and Speech ; Neurophotonics ; PLOS ONE ; Second Language Research.

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