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Christophe COUPÉ


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Christophe.Coupe@cnrs.fr

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  Research interests
  Scientific activities
  Teaching
  Supervised theses and dissertation
  Main publications and conferences

RESEARCH INTERESTS


 

Digital tools for linguistics: data science, computational modelling, complex systems, statistical analysis, geographic information systems and databases

 

Environmental determinants of linguistic diversity

 

Sound symbolism: psycholinguistic and linguistic approaches

 

Structure and evolution of sound systems: information rate, syllabic rate, functional load

 

Origins of language and of human cognition

 

Encounters: psycho-phenomenological approaches, explicitation interview

 

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES


 

Co-PI of the "THESEE (THéories et Explorations autour de la Subjectivité et de l'Expérience Explicitée)" project (2nd co-head : Magali Beldame-Ollagnier) (Funding from ASLAN, IXXI and Université Lyon 2)

 

Member of the 'Laboratory of Excellence' (LABEX) ASLAN (Advanced studies on language)

 

Member of the ADYN-BONOBO Project (Dynamical analyses of bonobo (Pan paniscus) calls)

 

TEACHING


 

Evolution of Cognition and Cognitive Palaeoanthropology, MSc in Cognitive Science, Université Lyon 2, Lyon

 

Linguistics, BSc in Cognitive Science, Université Lyon 2, Lyon

 

Animal Cognition and Communication, BSc in Cognitive Science, Université Lyon 2, Lyon

 

Social cognition, BSc in Cognitive Science, Université Lyon 2, Lyon

 

Linguistics, BSc in Speech Therapy, Institut des Sciences et Techniques de la Réadaptation, Lyon

 

SUPERVISED THESES AND DISSERTATION


 

Supervision of Léa de Carolis: PhD in cognitive science, 2015-2018

 

MAIN PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES
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PhDs and master thesis
 

Coupé, C., 2003, "De l'origine du langage à l'origine des langues : modélisations de l'émergence et de l'évolution des systèmes linguistiques", Thèse de Doctorat, Sciences cognitives, Université Lyon 2, Lyon  (thesis)


Edited books
 

Mufwene, S., Coupé, C. & Pellegrino, F. (eds), 2017, "Complexity in Language. Developmental end Evolutionary Perspectives", Cambridge University Press, 251 p.  (couv)


 

Pellegrino, F., Marsico, E., Chitoran, I. & Coupé, C. (eds), 2009, "Approaches to phonological complexity", 16, Berlin, New York, Mouton de Gruyter, 382 p., 9783110223941  (Couverture, Table of Contents, Introduction Chapter)


Chapters in books
 

Coupé, C., Marsico, E. & Pellegrino, F., 2017, "To what Extent are Phonological Inventories Complex Systems?", in Complexity in Language. Developmental and Evolutionary Perspectives, Mufwene, S., Coupé, C. & Pellegrino, F. (eds), Cambridge University Press, pp. 135-164  (draft)


 

Mufwene, S., Coupé, C. & Pellegrino, F., 2017, "Complexity in Language: A Multifaceted Phenomenon", in Complexity in Language: Developmental and Evolutionary Perspectives, Mufwene, S., Coupé, C. & Pellegrino, F. (eds), Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-29


 

Coupé, C., Hombert, J.M., Le Néchet, F., Mathian, H. & Sanders, L., 2017, "Modélisation de l’expansion des populations Bantu dans un espace déjà habité par des populations de chasseurs-collecteurs.", in Peupler la terre : De la préhistoire à l’ère des métropoles, Sanders, L. (ed), Tours, Presses Universitaires François Rabelais, pp. 143-172


 

Coupé, C., Hombert, J.M., Le Néchet, F., Mathian, H. & Sanders, L., 2017, "Transition 1 : Modéliser les migrations et la colonisation de nouveaux territoires par les Homo sapiens", in Peupler la terre : De la préhistoire à l’ère des métropoles, Sanders, L. (ed), Tours, Presses Universitaires François Rabelais, pp. 113-142


 

Coupé, C., Hombert, J.M., Marsico, E. & Pellegrino, F., 2013, "Investigations into Determinants of the Diversity of the World’s Languages. ", in East Flows the Great River: Festschrift in Honor of Prof. William S-Y. Wang on his 80th Birthday, Shi, F. & Peng, G. (eds), Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong Press, pp. 75-108  (paper)


Journals
 

Coupé, C., 2018, "Modeling Linguistic Variables With Regression Models: Addressing Non-Gaussian Distributions, Non-independent Observations and Non-linear Predictors With Random Effects and Generalized Additive Models for Location, Scale and Shape", Frontiers in Psychology, 9:513 (article)


 

Coupé, C., 2018, "Toward a unified view on language evolution and linguistic change", Physics of Life Reviews, doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2018.07.006


 

De Carolis, L., Marsico, E., Arnaud, V. & Coupé, C., 2018, "Assessing sound symbolism: Investigating phonetic forms, visual shapes and letter fonts in an implicit bouba-kiki experimental paradigm", PLoS ONE, 13:12 (pdf)


 

De Carolis, L., Marsico, E. & Coupé, C., 2017, "Evolutionary roots of sound symbolism. Association tasks of animal properties with phonetic features", Language & Communication, 54, pp. 21-35 (pdf)


 

Coupé, C., 2016, "Commentary: Defining and assessing constraints on linguistic forms", Journal of Language Evolution, 1:1, pp. 52-55  (paper)


Conferences with proceedings
 

St-Gelais, X., Pellegrino, F., Coupé, C. & Arnaud, V., 2018, "Entre Québec et France, qu'en est-il de l'antériorisation de /ɔ/ en français contemporain ?", actes de 32èmes Journées d’étude sur la parole (JEP 2018), Aix-en-Provence, June 4-8, 2018 (poster) (paper, pp. 514-522)


 

Coupé, C. & Maddieson, I., 2016, "Quelle adaptation acoustique pour les langues du monde ?", actes de 13e Congrès Français d'Acoustique joint avec le colloque VIbrations, SHocks and Noise, Le Mans (France), April 11-15  (paper)


 

Maddieson, I. & Coupé, C., 2015, "Spoken human language diversity and the Acoustic Adaptation Hypothesis", proc. of Conference of the Acoustic Society of America / Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics 25(1), 060005, Jacksonville (Florida), November 2-6  (paper)


 

Coupé, C., Oh, Y., Pellegrino, F. & Marsico, E., 2014, "Cross-linguistic Investigations of Oral and Silent Reading", proc. of Interspeech 2014, Singapore, September 14-18 (poster)  (paper, poster)


 

Oh, Y., Coupé, C. & Pellegrino, F., 2013, "Effect of Bilingualism on Speech Rate: the Case of Catalan and Basque Bilinguals in Spain", proc. of The International Congress of Linguists, Geneva, July 21-27 (poster)  (poster)


Invited and keynote conferences
 

Coupé, C., 2018, "Les langues sont-elles adaptées à l’environnement naturel de leurs locuteurs ?", proc. of 6ème Congrès Mondial de Linguistique Française, Mons, Belgique, July 9-13, 2018 (abstract)


Invited presentations
 

Coupé, C., Oh, Y.M., Marsico, E. & Pellegrino, P., 2016, "Functional Load and organization scales in phonological systems", LabEx EFL 1st Structural Complexity in Natural Language(s) (SCNL) International Workshop , Paris, 30-31 May 2016


 

Coupé, C., 2014, "Understanding early human migrations: From archaeological data to statistical and multi-agent modelling", Séminaire Transmondyn, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, Pullman, USA, 14.11.2014


 

Coupé, C., 2013, "Quelques approches de la complexité en linguistique. Théories, mesures et modèles. ", Séminaire du laboratoire Inserm "Imagerie et Cerveau", Université François Rabelais (Tours), 24 janvier 2013


 

Coupé, C., 2013, "Aux origines du langage", Nankai University, Tianjin, Chine, 26 mars 2013


Conference presentations
 

de Almeida, L. & Coupé, C., 2018, "The very first steps of the early L2 acquisition of French phonology: evidence from a nonword repetition task", Current Issues in Child Bilingual Development, Macquarie University, Australie, 26-27 juillet 2018 (poster)


 

Coupé, C., 2018, "The acoustic adaptation hypothesis: from animal communication systems to human languages", SFECA 2018, Rennes, France, June 19-21, 2018


 

De Carolis, L., Marsico, E. & Coupé, C., 2018, "Sound symbolic evidences in French-speakers using animal categories", Pokémonastics, Tokyo, May 26-27 (poster)


 

Coupé, C., 2017, "Ecological constraints on linguistic diversity", SLE 2017, University of Zurich, September 10-13


 

Cazemajou, A., Ollagnier-Beldame, M. & Coupé, C., 2017, "Towards a comprehensive view on therapeutic processes. How do first-time encounters and clinical interventions work?", International Systemic Research Conference, Heidelberg, March 8-11


Magazines paper
 

Oh, Y., Pellegrino, F., Coupé, C. & Marsico, E., 2014, "La complexité des langues du monde", 82, Dossier Pour la Science, pp. 66-71 (site)


 

Pellegrino, F., Coupé, C. & Marsico, E., 2012, "Les langues du monde : un même débit d'information", 420, Pour la Science, pp. 66-71  (paper)


Movie or radio
 

Coupé, C., 2012, "Participation à l'émission "La Fabrique de l'Histoire"", Paris, France Culture, 45min (podcast)


 

Coupe, C., 2010, "Les origines du langage et le développement de la pensée symbolique", France, ENS LYON/DGESCO, 70mn




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