Isabelle Dautriche

I just got my PhD and I am about to start a post-doctoral position at the Centre for Language Evolution (University of Edinburgh) in lovely Scotland to work with Kenny Smith and Hugh Rabagliati.

I am interested in languages: Why do they look the way they are? And how do we learn them? And the link between these two questions. In my dissertation, I started working on these issues with Anne Christophe at the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique in Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris, France). In particular, I focused on lexical ambiguities (words such as "bat" that can have several distinct meanings) and similar sounding words (like "sheep" and "ship" which differ from only one sound) to understand how children acquire these words and whether this translate into lexical structure. For studying this I relied on psycholinguistic experiments with children and adults which I combined with a modeling approach to further my hypotheses.


Email: isabelle.dautriche [at] gmail

Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique [Babylab]

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Pavillon jardin

29 rue d'Ulm

75005 Paris, FRANCE