Enseignant chercheur

M. Philippe Prevost

Full Professor


3 Rue des Tanneurs 2 Boulevard Tonnellé 37041 37044 TOURS CEDEX 1 TOURS CEDEX 9


Discipline(s) enseignée(s)

• BA level: L1 Acquisition, Syntax, L2 acquisition, Clinical analysis of language (via use of CLAN), Grammatical aspects of spoken French
• MA level:
  - MA in neuroscience and cognition: Introduction to linguistics, Typical and atypical language development
  - MA in linguistics: Theoretical syntax and language development, L2 acquisition
• School of language and communication disorders: Bilingualism, Typical language development, How to read scientific articles, Statistics
• University of Lisbon, Portugal, Summer school 2018: Language development in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Thèmes de recherche

My research focuses on comparing morphosyntactic development of French in different contexts of acquisition, including child L2 acquisition and acquisition in contexts of pathology, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and specific language impairment (SLI). I'm particularly interested in exploring the impact of computational complexity in language development.

Activités / CV

- Silleresi S., Tuller L., Delage H., Durrleman S., Bonnet-Brilhault F., Malvy J., & Prévost P. (in press). Sentence repetition and language impairment in French-speaking children with ASD. In Gavarro A. (ed.), Selected papers of Romance Turn 8. Amsterdam: J. Benjamins.
- Durrlemann, S., Delage, H., Prévost, P., & Tuller, L. (2018). The comprehension of passives in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Glossa, 2(1), 88.
- Fleckstein, A., Prévost, P., Tuller, L., Sizaret, E., & Zebib, R. (2018). How to identify SLI in bilingual children? A study on sentence repetition in French. Language Acquisition 25:85-101.
- Bonnet-Brilhault, F., Tuller, L., Prévost, P., Malvy, J., Zebib, R., Ferré, S., dos Santos, C., Roux, S., Houy-Durand, E., Magné, R., Mofid, Y., Latinus, Wardak, C., Aguillon-Hernandez, N., Batty, M., & Gomot, M. (2017). A strategic plan to identify key neurophysiological mechanisms and brain circuits in autism. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy.  
- Prévost, P., Tuller, L., M. A. Barthez, R., Malvy, J. & Bonnet-Brilhault, F. (2017). Production and comprehension of French wh-questions by children with ASD. Applied Psycholinguistics, 38 (5), 1095-1131. 
- Prévost, P. & Tuller, L. (2017). Complexity and production/comprehension asymmetries in the acquisition of wh-questions in French: Comparing second language acquisition and language impairment in children. In E. Blom, L. Cornips, & J. Schaeffer (eds.), Crosslinguistic influence in bilingualism. In honor of Aafke Hulk (pp. 231-257). Amsterdam: J. Benjamins.
- De Almeida, L., Ferré, S., Morin, E., Prévost, P., dos Santos, C., Tuller, L., & Zebib, R. (2017). Identification of bilingual children with Specific Language Impairment in France. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 7 : 331-358.
- Tuller, L., Ferré, S., Prévost, P., Barthez, M.-A., Malvy, J., & Bonnet-Brilhault, F. (2017). The effect of computational complexity on the acquisition of French by children with ASD. In L. Naigle (ed.), Innovative investigations of language in Autism Spectrum Disorder (pp. 115-140). Berlin : de Gruyter.
- Borgonovo, C., Bruhn de Garavito, J. & P. Prévost (2015). Mood selection in relative clauses: interfaces and variability. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 37 : 33-69.
- Prévost, P. (2015). Elicited production of object clitics. In S. Armon-Lotem, J. de Jong, and N. Meir (eds.), Methods for assessing multilingual children: disentangling bilingualism from Language Impairment (pp. 55-75). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.
- Tuller, L., Abboud, L., Ferré, S., Fleckstein, A., Prévost, P., dos Santos, C., Scheidnes, M. & Zebib, R. (2015). Specific language impairment and bilingualism: Assembling the pieces. In Hamann, C. & E. Ruigendijk (eds), Language acquisition and development: Proceedings of GALA 2013 (pp. 533-567). Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- Léger, E., Prévost, P. and Tuller, L. (2015). The development of object clitics in French: A comparative study between production and real-time interpretation via eye-tracking while listening. In Hamann, C. & E. Ruigendijk (eds), Language acquisition and development : Proceedings of GALA 2013 (pp. 232-258). Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- Prévost, P., Strik, N. & Tuller, L. (2014). Wh-questions in child L2 French: Interaction between derivational complexity, L1 properties, length of exposure, age of exposure, and the input. Second language Research 30 (2): 225-250.
- Zebib, R., Tuller, L., Prévost, P. & Morin, E. (2013). Formal language impairment in French-speaking children with ASD: A comparative ASD/SLI study. In S. Stavrakaki, M. Lalioti & P. Konstantinopoulou (eds), Advances in language acquisition (pp. 472-484), Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- Zebib, R., Tuller, L., Prévost, P. & Morin, E. (2013). Formal language impairment in French-speaking children with ASD: a comparative ASD/SLI. In Selected Proceedings of GALA 2011. Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- Prévost, P. (2011). The Interface Hypothesis: What about optionality in native speakers speakers? Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 1: 115-121.
- Prévost, P., Tuller, L., Scheidnes, M., Ferré, S. & Haiden, M. (2010). Computational complexity effects in the acquisition of wh-questions in child L2 French. In L. Dominguez & P. Guijarres-Fuentes (eds), New directions in language acquisition: romance languages in the generative perspective (pp. 415-443). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publisher.
- Androutsopoulou, A., Español-Echevarría, M. & P. Prévost (2010). The syntax/ morphology interface in Spanish L2 acquisition: Focus on quantified DPs. The Canadian Journal of Linguistics 55: 149-180.
- Prévost, P. (2009). The acquisition of French: The development of inflectional morphology and syntax in L1 acquisition, bilingualism and L2 acquisition. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
- Prévost, P. (2008). Truncation in child L2 acquisition: evidence from verbless utterances. In B. Haznedar & E. Gavruseva (eds), Current trends in child second language acquisition: A generative perspective (pp. 177-207). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
- Borgonovo, C., Bruhn de Garavito, J. & P. Prévost (2008). Methodological issues in the L2 acquisition of a syntax/semantics phenomenon: How to assess L2 knowledge of mood in Spanish relative clauses. In J. Bruhn de Garavito & E. Valenzuela (eds), Proceedings of the 10th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (pp. 13-24). Somerville, MA.: Cascadilla Press.

Informations complémentaires

RESEARCH GRANTS (since 2009)
• 2017-2018: Hubert Curien partnership grant (van Gogh program), Linguistic and cognitive abilities of French- and Dutch-acquiring children with autism spectrum disorder
  - Co-PI with J. Schaeffer, Univ. of Amsterdam
  - Amounts: 3 200€ (2017); 1 500€ (2018)
• 2016-2020: Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research Internationalization in the Humanities Grant, Language Abilities in Children with Autism (LACA)
  - J. Schaeffer, Univ. of Amsterdam (PI)
  - 12 international labs, including Tours
• 2013-2016: National Research Agency grant (French-German project in Human science ANR/DFG), Bilingual language development: Typically developing children and children with language impairment (BilAD) (176 877€)
  - L. Tuller (PI), S. Ferré, J., P. Prévost & C. dos Santos (Univ. of Tours)
• 2010-2012: France-Lebanon Cooperation Program for Research Evaluation and Development (CEDRE) grant, Identification of specific language impairment in multilingual contexts (20 000€)
  - L. Tuller (PI), S. Ferré, M. Haiden, J. Martineau & P. Prévost (Univ. of Tours)
  - Partner: Institute of Speech Pathology, St Joseph Univ., Beirut, Lebanon
• 2009-2013 Management Committee member, COST (European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research) Action IS0804 Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society: Linguistic Patterns and the Road to Assessment
  - S. Armon-Lotem, Bar Ilan Univ., Ramat Gan, Israel (PI)
• 2009 (-2012) National Research Agency grant (BLAN 08-3-311192), Complexity and compensation in atypical language acquisition: A comparative approach (CAAL) (115 000 €)
  - L. Tuller (PI), S. Ferré, M. Haiden, J. Martineau & P. Prévost (Univ. of Tours)

• Since 2018: Member, Lab Research Council, Research Unit 1253 Brain and Imaging (iBrain), Univ. of Tours, INSERM
• Since 2018: Member, Advisory board, The Multilingual Mind, ERC International Training Network (2018-2022)
- T. Marinis (Coordinator)

• Since 2017 (& 2008-2011): Co-chair, Department of Linguistics, Univ. of Tours
• Since 2016: Elected member, Academic Board, Univ. of Tours
• Since 2016: Member, Commission for International Relations, Univ. of Tours
• Since 2012: ERASMUS Exchange officer, Department of Linguistics, Univ. of Tours
• Since 2011: Elected member, Faculty of Letters and Languages Council, Univ. of Tours
• 2016: Appointed member, National University Council (for linguistics), France
• 2012-2016: President, Recruitment Commission in Linguistics, Univ. of Tours

• Since 2008: Member, the Romance Turn international conference Commission
• 2014-2015: Co-organizer, Bilingualism and SLI (Bi-SLI) 2015 international conference, Univ. of Tours, 2-3 July 2015
• 2012-2013: Co-organizer, ‘Language and mind in autism’ workshop, International Congress of Linguists, Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland, 25-27 July 2013
• 2012: Co-organizer, Innovative Research in Autism 2012 international conference, Tours, 30 May-1 June 2012
• 2010: Co-organizer, The Romance Turn IV, Univ. of Tours, France, 25-27 August 2010
• 2009:
  - Co-organizer, workshop Eye-tracking and (A)typical Language Acquisition: Designing, Implementing, and Interpreting workshop, Univ. of Tours, 14 Dec. 2009
  - Co-organizer, Cross-population Study of Atypical Language Acquisition workshop, Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2009, Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal, 9-11 Sept. 2009
  - Co-organizer, Innovative Research in Autism 2009 international conference, Tours, 15-18 April 2009
• 2007-2008: Co-organizer, 12th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Laval University, Canada, 23-26 Oct. 2008

EDITORIAL WORK (since 2006)
• Member, editorial board of Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism (John Benjamins) (since 2010) and Second Language Research (since 2016)
• 2017: Guest editor, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
• 2012-2015: Assistant editor, Applied Psycholinguistics (Cambridge University Press)
• Since 1999: Journal reviewing: Second Language Research, Language Acquisition, Studies on Second Language acquisition, Applied Psycholinguistics, Language Learning, Lingua, First Language, The Journal of French Language Studies, The Canadian Journal of Linguistics, Hispania, La revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, The Catalan Journal of Linguistics, Journal of Creole Linguistics