Leonardo Lancia

Présentation et contact

Leonardo Lancia est Chargé de Recherche au CNRS.


Email: leonardo. lancia (at) sorbonne-nouvelle . fr
Tel. : +33 (0) 1 87 27 29 44
Adresse postale: Maison de la Recherche, 4 Rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris

last update – 13.dec.2019

Profil et recherches

I study the coordinative and dynamical aspects of speech processing. In my carrer I studied both perception and production and I adapted to the study of verbal interactions several approaches and thecniques aimed at studying the dynamics underlying observable spatiotemporal patterns.

I had my Master degree in Italy with a MA thesis on the labels used to describe voice quality. For my PhD I moved to Aix en Provence where I studied the dynamics of speech categorization. I have then been a post doc at the Centre for General linguistics (ZAS) in Berlin, at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary anthropology in Leipzig, at GIPSA-lab in Grenoble and at the Laboratoire Parole et Langage (LPL) in Aix en Provence. In 2016 I integrated the LPP as a CNRS researcher.

Curriculum vitae

Dr LANCIA Leonardo

Born on the 12 Avril 1974

Phone: +33 (0) 1 87 27 29 44

E-mail: leonardo.lancia@sorbonne-nouvelle.fr

Address: Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie, 4 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris, France

Web page: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Leonardo_Lancia


(Since September 2016): CNRS Researcher at the Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie (LPP), Paris, France.

(September 2015 – August 2016): Post doc at the Laboratoire Parole et Langage (LPL) and at the laboratoire Dynamique Du Langage (DDL), Aix-en-Provence/Lyon, France

(January 2012 – June 2015): Post doc at the Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie (MPI-EVA), Leipzig, Germany

(November 2011 – December 2011): Post doc at the Gipsa Labs, Grenoble, France

(November 2010 – October 2011): Post doc at the Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie (MPI-EVA), Leipzig, Germany

(January 2010 – October 2010): Post doc at the Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin, Germany


Articulatory and acoustic phonetics

Speech and voice quality perception

Cognitive processes modelling

Methods for the analysis of time-series and of their coordination


2004-2009 : Université de Provence : PHD in Phonetics at the Laboratoire Parole et Langage, (mention très bien).

1998-2004 : Università Federico II (Naples, Italy) : MA in Phonetics (110 over 110 cum laude).


2009 : Dynamique non linéaire de la perception de la parole (Nonlinear dynamics in speech perception). PhD Thesis directed by Prof. Noël Nguyen

2004: Le etichette della voce (Labels for voice). Master thesis directed by Prof. Federico Albano Leoni


2019: (with D. Demolin and Yi Shi) Organization of the workshop Embodied Speech, Paris, France, October.

2015-2016: Coordination of the PhD students and post-doctoral researchers of the BLRI labex.

2015 : (with Damian Blasi, Jürgen Jost, Peter Stadler, Russell Gray, Bernard comrie, Steven Levinson, Nihat Ay and Sean Roberts); “first workshop on causality 
 in the language sciences”, Leipzig, Germany, April.

2014 : (with Susanne Fuchs, Martine Grice, Doris Muebke, and Hanne Hermes) “10th Seminar on Speech Production”, Koln, Germany, May.


2015 : 30000 from the Max Planck Society for the organisation of the “first workshop on causality in the language sciences”.

2014 : 25000 from the DFG for the organisation of the “10th Seminar on Speech Production”.

2010 : Grant of the Sao Paulo State research funding agency to cover inscription fees travel expenses and accommodation costs to attend to the School of Advanced Studies in Speech Dynamics, Sao Paulo, Brasil, June, 2010.

2004-2007 : Grant of the French “ministère national de la recherché” for a Thesis in phonetics in the framework of the project “Vers un modèle dynamique de l’émergence des représentations symboliques dans le traitement de la parole” (PI Noël Nguyen. Contract : ACI Systèmes complexes en SHS, ministère de la Recherche / CNRS).


I have been a reviewer for Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Journal of the International Phonetic Association, Journal of Laboratory Phonology, Journal of Phonetics, Journal of Language Speech and Hearing Research.

Since 2017 I am academic editor for PLOS ONE.



Lancia, L., Krasovitsky, G., & Stuntebeck, F. (2019). Coordinative patterns underlying cross-linguistic rhythmic differences. Journal of Phonetics, 72, 66-80.

Lancia, L., & Rosenbaum, B. (2018). Coupling relations underlying the production of speech articulator movements and their invariance to speech rate. Biological cybernetics, 112(3), 253-276.

Ünal-Logacev, Ö., Fuchs, S., & Lancia, L. (2018). A multimodal approach to the voicing contrast in Turkish: Evidence from simultaneous measures of acoustics, intraoral pressure and tongue palatal contacts. Journal of Phonetics, 71, 395-409.

Tuller, B., & Lancia, L. (2017). Speech dynamics: Converging evidence from syllabification and categorization. Journal of Phonetics, 64, 21-33.

Portes, C., & Lancia, L. (2017). Earlier or Higher? Comparing French rising-falling contour with rising contour in a corpus of conversation. Journal of phonetics, 63, 35-52.

Fuchs, S., & Lancia, L. (2016). Seeing Speech Production Through the Window of Complex Interactions: Introduction to the Supplement of Select Papers From the 10th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP) in Cologne. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59(6), S1555-S1557.

Matar, N., Portes,. C., Lancia, L., Legou, T. & Baider, F., (2016). Voice quality and gender stereotypes: A study on Lebanese women with Reinke’s edema. In press in Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research.

Lancia, L., Voigt, D., & Krasovitskiy, G. (2016). Characterization of laryngealization as irregular vocal fold vibration and interaction with prosodic prominence. Journal of Phonetics, 54, 80-97.

Lancia, L., Rausch, P., & Morris, J. S. (2015). Automatic quantitative analysis of ultrasound tongue contours via wavelet-based functional mixed models. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137(2), EL178-EL183.

Lancia, L., Fuchs S. & Tiede M. (2014). Cross-Recurrence Analysis in speech production: An overview and a comparison to other nonlinear methods, Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research 57(3): 718-33.

Lancia, L. & Winter B. (2013). The interaction between competition, learning and habituation dynamics in speech perception, Journal of Laboratory Phonology 4(1): 221-257.

Weirich, M., Lancia, L. & Brunner J. (2013). Interspeaker variability in articulatory gestures, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 134(5):3766-80

Niebuhr, O., Clayards, M., Meunier, C. & Lancia, L. (2011) On place assimilation within sibilant sequences /sS/ comparing French and English. Journal of Phonetics 39(3): 429-451.


Mukherjee, S., Legou, T., Lancia, L., Hilt, P., Tomassini, A., Fadiga, L., D’Ausilio, A., Badino, L. & Nguyen, N. (2018). Analyzing vocal tract movements during speech accommodation. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2018 (pp. Paper-2084). ISCA.

Lancia, L., Chaminade, T., Nguyen, N., & Prevot, L. (2017). Studying the link between inter-speaker coordination and speech imitation through human-machine interactions. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2017 (pp. 859-863).

Lancia, L., & Grawunder, S., (2014). Tongue-larynx interactions in the production of word initial laryngealization over different prosodic contexts: a repeated speech experiment. In Susanne Fuchs, Martine Grice, Anne Hermes, Leonardo Lancia, Doris Mücke (eds.), Proceedings of the International Seminar on Speech Production, 241-244. Cologne, Germany.

Matar, N., Portes,. C., Lancia, L., Legou, T. & Baider, F., (2014). Acoustic correlates of masculinity in voices of Lebanese women with Reinke’s edema. In Susanne Fuchs, Martine Grice, Anne Hermes, Leonardo Lancia, Doris Mücke (eds.), Proceedings of the International Seminar on Speech Production, 273-276. Cologne, Germany.

Petrone, C., d’Imperio, M., Lancia, L. & Fuchs, S., (2014). The interplay between prosodic phrasing and accentual prominence on articulatory lengthening in Italian. In Campbell, Gibbon & Hirst, Proceedings of Speech Prosody, 192-196. Dublin, UK.

Lancia, L., Avelino, H. & Voigt, D., (2013). Measuring laryngealization in running speech: interaction with contrastive tones in Yalálag Zapotec. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2013 , Lyon, France,.

Lancia, L. & Fuchs, S. (2011). The labial coronal effect revisited. In Yves Laprie (ed.), Proceedings of the International Seminar on Speech Production, 187-194. Montreal, Canada.

Portes, C. D’Imperio M., Lancia, L. (2012). Positional constraints on the initial rise in French, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Speech Prosody. Shangai, China.

Weirich, M. & Lancia, L. (2011). Perceived auditory similarity and its acoustic correlates in twins and unrelated speakers. Proceedings of the XVII. ICPhS, 140-144, Hongkong.

Niebuhr, O.; Lancia, L.; Meunier, C. (2008). On place assimilation in French sibilant sequences. Proceedings of the International Seminar on Speech Production, Strasbourg, France.

Douchez, C., Lancia, L. (2008). Caractéristiques articulatoires des consonnes de liaison: etude pilote. Actes de la 27ème édition des Journées d’Etude sur la Parole (JEP), Avignon, France.

Lancia, L.(2004). Un questionario per “qualificare” la voce dei parlanti italiani (A questionnaire to qualify Italian speakers’ voice); Proceedings of Comunicazione parlata ed espressione delle emozioni; workshop of the Gruppo di Studio sulla Comunicazione Parlata; Padova, Italy


Lancia, L. & Tiede M. (2012). A survey of methods for the analysis of the temporal evolution of speech articulator trajectories. In Fuchs, Weihrich, Pape, Perrier (eds.) Speech Planning and Dynamics. (Peter Lang).

Tuller, B., Nguyen, N., Lancia, L., & Vallabha, G. (2011). Nonlinear dynamics in speech perception. In Huys, R., & Jirsa, V. (eds.), Nonlinear Dynamics in Human Behavior, Springer, pp. 135-150. (Springer),

Nguyen, N., Wauquier Gravelines, S., Lancia, L., & Tuller, B. (2007). Detection of liaison consonants in speech processing in French: Experimental data and theoretical implications. In Segmental and Prosodic Issues in Romance Phonology, P. Prieto, J. Mascaró & M.J. Solé (eds.), John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 3-23.

Lancia, L., Abete, G., Lo Prejato, M., & de Martino, V. (2002). Fonetica articolatoria e trascrizione. (CD-ROM for the introduction to the phonetic transcription of European languages with examples and exercises.). In F. Albano Leoni and P. Maturi, Manuale di fonetica, Carocci, Roma.