Julien Mayor

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Academic interests

  • Language Acquisition, in particular word learning

  • Infant Speech Perception

  • Cognitive Development, and its interaction with Language Learning

  • Computational modeling in Psychology

  • Bilingualism


  • 2020 →               Full professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo

  • 2016-2020           Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo

  • 2014-2016           Associate Professor, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

  • 2011-2014           “Ambizione” Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Geneva

  • 2010-2011           Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language

  • 2007-2010           Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Oxford

  • 2001-2005           PhD, Brain-Mind Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


2020 FRIPRO research grant from the Norwegian Research Council: BABYLEARN: The role of parental speech in infant language development: Insights from Norwegian language. Role. Co-Investigator (PI: Natalia Kartushina). Funding: NOK 8m.

2016 Malaysian Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation grant: eBaby language assessment: Development and application of an innovative mobile and tablet-based formal language assessment tool to detect language delay in young children. Role: Principal Investigator. Funding: RM 91k

2015 Malaysian Ministry of Education (FRGS) grant: Building an integrative model of early word learning via a dual approach; computational modeling and tablet-based experiments. Role: Principal Investigator. Funding: RM 91.2k

2015 Malaysian Ministry of Education (FRGS) grant: Developing an ecological model of early language intervention for autism within the cultural and multilingual contexts of Malaysia. Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Tze Peng Wang). Funding: RM 95.7k

2015 Awarded “Pump Priming” research grant: The Role of Mutual Exclusivity in Early Word Learning; a Tablet-based Experiment. Role: Principal Investigator. Funding: RM 10k

2014 NetWordS short visit grant from the European Science Foundation: Probing the impact of the infant lexicon on her speech perception with a dual approach: computational modelling and empirical study. Role: Principal Investigator

2011 ”Ambizione” fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation: A Neuro-computational Investigation of lexical development in Williams Syndrome Children. Role: Principal Investigator. Funding: CHF 423k.

Registered Reports in Stage 1

Kartushina & Mayor (accepted pending data collection). Coping with dialects from birth: Role of variability on infants’ early language development. Insights from Norwegian dialects. Developmental Science.

Soderstrom, ..., Kartushina, Mayor, ... (accepted pending data collection). Testing the Relationship Between Preferences for Infant-Directed Speech and Vocabulary Development: A Multi-Lab Study. Journal of Child Language.

Tags: Developmental psychology
Published Aug. 22, 2016 1:49 PM - Last modified Apr. 6, 2020 10:55 AM