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Maya Gratier

Maya Gratier


Maya Gratier



Maître de Conférences (Assistant Professor)
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

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Personal Statement

My principal area of research is vocal communication between mothers and infants in the first 6 months of life. I study in particular the temporal coordination and prosodic organisation of mother and infant vocalisation in both typically developing populations and at risk populations such as with mothers diagnosed with personality disorder and infants later diagnosed with autism. Early vocal communication is thought of as a form of expression that lies on a continuum between speech and song. I am particularly interested in infant vocalisation in relation to infant-directed speech and to infant-directed singing.  I also work on musical and gestural communication between improvising musicians.

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