Clara Bourot was awarded a 2023 ILCB PhD grant, to work with Laurence Reboul (I2M), in collaboration with Arnaud Rey (LPC), and Jean-Marc Freyermuth (I2M), to apply statistical modeling of the developmental trajectory of babies’ vocal productions between 0 and 12 months. Clara obtained Bachelor and Master degrees in Mathematics at Aix-Marseille University, and she developed an interest to the application of statistics in cognitive science, more specifically on the study of language. Her thesis work will focus on the evolution of vocal production over the first 12 months of life in a sample of children. The aim will be to develop a statistical model to account for the presence of different vocal categories produced at each month, as well as the relationship between these categories. This work should enable us to propose new methods for representing and understanding language development in human babies.
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