Ambre Denis

IDpic Doctoral student, email: ambre.d.n(at)
Interaction between spoken and written language during sentence processing: comparison of dyslexic adults and skilled readers.
Several studies on spoken and written word processing showed that, in skilled readers, the ability to read is affected by knowledge of spoken language and more surprisingly the ability to process speech is affected by knowledge of written language. Some theoretical models of language processing explained these findings by an automatic connection between orthographic and phonological representations during spoken and written language processing.

The present project investigates 1) whether the interactions between the two language systems previously observed only in “artificial” situations (where words were presented in isolation) could also be found in more ecological situations, for example, during sentence comprehension and 2) whether these interactions also exist in dyslexic readers.