IRENE DE LA CRUZ PAVIA

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Post-Doctoral Researcher
https://irenedelacruzpavia.wordpress.com
Room H414, Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception
45, rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris, France
+33(0)1.42.86.21.96

I am interested in understanding the cognitive mechanisms involved in the acquisition of syntax. I am examining the role of visual facial information in speech processing and, specifically, the role of facial gestures as an aid for auditory prosody in speech segmentation and in bootstrapping syntactic development.

June 2017 – ongoing  Post-Doctoral Researcher, 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 
Researcher  in a project directed by Dr. Gorka Elordieta, 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

Wojcik, E., de la Cruz-Pavía, I., & Werker, J. F. (2017). Language AcquisitionOxford 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 Basque, Cognition, Vol.115, Issue 1 (p. 79-92).

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 Country, Interlingüística, 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: 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.

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.

TEACHING

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

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

CONFERENCES

de la Cruz-Pavía, I., Werker, J.W., & Gervain, J. (2017). The neural basis of a frequency-based learning mechanism: An fNIRS study with 7-month-old infants. Poster presented in: Workshop on Infant Language Development WILD, Bilbao, June 15-17.

de la Cruz-Pavía, I., Werker, J.F., Vatikiotis-Bateson, E., & Gervain, J. (2017). The interplay of statistical, prosodic and visual information in chunking speech into phrases: as study with monolinguals and bilinguals. Poster presented at: The Comparative Biology of Language Learning, Lorentz Center Workshop, Leiden, April 3-7.

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, I., Werker, J. F., Vatikiotis-Bateson, E., & Gervain, J. (2016). Head nods influence perceived phrase segmentation: a study with adult monolinguals and bilinguals. Poster presented at: AMLAP16 Architectures and Mechanisms For Language Processing Psychology Workshop, Bilbao, September 1-3.

de la Cruz-Pavía, I., Gervain, J., McAuliffe, M., Vatikiotis-Bateson, E., & Werker, J.F. (2016). Chunking the phrase: Acoustic and facial movement cues to word order in Infant- and Adult-Directed Speech. Poster presented at: 2016 International Conference on Infant Studies ICIS, New Orleans, May 26-28.

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., Elordieta, G., Gervain, J., Sebastián-Gallés, N, & Laka, I. (2015). Frequency and prosody cues to phrase segmentation by adult bilinguals. Poster presented at: International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning, BCBL, San Sebastian, June 25-27.

de la Cruz-Pavía, I., Elordieta, G., Gervain, J., Sebastián-Gallés, N., Werker, J., & Laka, I. (2015). Bilingual speech segmentation: The role of frequency-based and prosodic cues. Poster presented at: Centre for Intercultural Language Studies (CILS) 11th Annual Symposium “Bilingualism Across the Lifespan”, Vancouver, May 1.

de la Cruz-Pavía, I., Elordieta, G., & Laka, I. (2013). On the role of frequency and prosody in the segmentation strategies of adult bilinguals. Poster presented at: 11th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, Tenerife, March 20-23.

de la Cruz-Pavía, I., Elordieta, G., & Laka, I. (2012). Segmentation strategies of adult bilinguals: on the role of frequency and prosody. Poster presented at: IV Brainglot Workshop, Barcelona, November 22-23.

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., Gervain, J., Sebastián-Gallés, N., Elordieta, G., & Laka, I. (2012). Segmentation strategies in bilinguals Poster presented at: In Search of New Ways to Understand Language Variation, Change and Acquisition, San Sebastian, June 25-26.

Yetano, I., Duñabeitia, J.A., de la Cruz-Pavía, I., & Laka, I. (2010). Processing Postnominal Relative Clauses in Basqie: An Inquiry into the Dependency Locality Theory. Poster presented at: CUNY, New York University, March 18-20.

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: II Brainglot Workshop, Barcelona, November 26-27.

de la Cruz Pavía, I. & Elordieta, G. (2009). The prosody of ambiguous relative clauses in Spanish: a study of monolinguals and Basque-Spanish bilinguals. Poster presented at: Workshop on Prosody and Meaning, Barcelona, September 17-18.

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. & Elordieta, G.(2009). The prosody of ambiguous relative clauses in monolinguals and bilinguals of Spanish in the Basque Country. Poster presented at: IX Simposio de Psicolingüística, Santiago de Compostela, April 23-25.

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.

de la Cruz Pavía, I. & Elordieta, G. (2008). The Prosody of Ambiguous Relative Clauses in Monolinguals and Bilinguals of Spanish in the Basque Country. Poster presented at: I Brainglot Workshop, Barcelona, November 27-28.

GRANTS

2014 – 2017    Marie Curie International Outgoing Post-Doctoral Fellowship, European Commission
2014  Three-year post-doctoral fellowship awarded by the Basque Government (declined)
2008 –  2011 Full-time pre-doctoral fellowship awarded by the Basque Government

REVIEWER IN JOURNALS

Bilingualism: Language & Cognition ; Developmental Science ; Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences ; Neurophotonics ; PLOS ONE.

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