Yue Wang

Professor
Department of Linguistics
Simon Fraser University

Director, Language and Brain Lab

Phone: +1-778-782-6924
E-mail: yuew at sfu dot ca
Lab website: sfu.ca/lablab

8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Canada

Education

2001  Ph.D.

Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Cornell University, USA

1999  M.A.

Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Cornell University, USA

1995  M.A.

English Phonetics, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway

1993  B.A.

English & Linguistics, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway

 

Professional appointments

2017 – current

Professor, Director of Language and Brain Lab, Department of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University (SFU)

2009 – 2017

Associate Professor, Director of Language and Brain Lab, Department of Linguistics, SFU

2003 – 2009

Assistant Professor, Director of Language and Brain Lab, Department of Linguistics, SFU

2002 – 2003

Assistant Professor (tenure track), Director of Chinese Program, Department of Linguistics, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

2001 – 2002

Post doctoral research associate, Center for Mind, Brain and Learning, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, University of Washington

Awards

2010

Leslie Cormack FASS award for excellence in teaching, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, SFU

 

Courses taught at SFU

LING 100 Language and Communication

LING 130 Practical Phonetics

LING 290 The Science of Speech

LING 330 Phonetics

LING 401 Topics in Phonetics

LING 415 Neurolinguistics

LING 480 Topics in Linguistics: Language and the Brain

LING 810 Experimental Methods in Speech Sciences

LING 851 Research Methods and Experimental Design

 

Research interests

  • phonetics (speech perception, articulation, and acoustics),

  • second language speech acquisition,

  • psycholinguistics,

  • neurolinguistics,

  • cognitive science.

     

Current projects

My current research focuses on the roles of various experiential factors in speech perception, production, and learning, with the goal of exploring how multisensory and cognitive systems cooperate functionally in speech processing.

Such topics speak to the long-deliberated theoretical argument in terms of the contribution of language-specific versus general sensory-motor mechanisms in speech processing.

This theme provides the theoretical framework for my recent and current projects in two lines of research, mainly supported by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

The SSHRC projects probe how multisensory mechanisms work in coordination in speech processing, by investigating the effects of auditory, visual articulatory, and gestural input modalities on speech perception.

The NSERC projects address how different experiential factors may shape fundamental sensory circuitry in a domain-general manner, through examining the transfer of experience with spectral and temporal information across cognitive (speech and music) domains and across (native and non-native) languages.

Major Research Funding (as Principal Investigator)

2017 - 2022

Project Title: Communicating pitch in clear speech: articulation, acoustics, intelligibility, neuro-processing, and computational modelling. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Discovery Grant

 

2012 - 2017

Project Title: Multi-lingual and multi-modal speech perception and learning.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Insight Grant

 

2011 – 2016

Project Title: Effects of linguistic and musical experience on the processing of prosody.
(NSERC), Discovery Grant

 

2010 – 2011

Project Title: Multi-lingual and multi-modal speech processing and learning
Simon Fraser University (SFU), SSHRC small grant

2006 – 2010

Project Title: The processing and learning of pitch in speech
NSERC Discovery Grant

2006 – 2009

Project Title: Audio-visual integration in speech processing and learning
SSHRC Standard Research Grant

 

2007 – 2007

Project Title: Cognitive neuroscience of language and learning: implementation with EEG
NSERC Equipment Grant

Co-investigators: Mark Blair (Psychology), Ghassan Hamarneh (Computing Science), Nancy Hedberg (Linguistics), and Jeff Pelletier (Philosophy and Linguistics), SFU

 

2004 – 2005

Project Title: Audiovisual information in speech processing and learning. SFU SSHRC small grant

 

2003 – 2004

Project Title: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of L2 speech learning. 
SFU President’s Research Grant

Professional Services

2013 – current

Associate Editor, Language and Speech

2014 – current

Editorial board member, Journal of Neurolinguistics

2013 – current

Editorial board member, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition

Publications

Refereed journal articles and book chapters

Leung, K., Jongman, A., Wang, Y. and Sereno, J.A. (2016). Acoustic characteristics of clearly spoken English tense and lax vowels. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140, 45-58. PDF.

Cooper, A., Wang, Y., and Ashley, R. (2016 in press). Thai rate-varied vowel length perception and the impact of musical experience. Language and Speech. PDF

Wu, X., Kawase, S. and Wang, Y. (2016). Effects of acoustic and linguistic experience on Japanese pitch accent processing. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. PDF

Chang, D., Hedberg, N. and Wang, Y. (2016). Effects of musical and linguistic experience on categorization of lexical and melodic tones. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139, 2432-2447. PDF

Wang, Y., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.A. (2015 online version, 2016 printed version). L2 acquisition of Chinese tone. In R. Sybesma, J. Huang, J. Myers, W. Behr, and Z. Handel (eds.), Encyclopedia of Chinese Languages and Linguistics, Leiden: Brill. pp.1-9. ISBN 9789004186439. PDF

Tang, L., Hannah, B., Jongman, A., Sereno, J., Wang, Y. and Hamarneh, G. (2015). Examining visible articulatory features in clear and conversational speech. Speech Communication, 75, 1-13.PDF

Kawase, S., Hannah, B., and Wang, Y. (2014). The influence of visual speech information on the intelligibility of English consonants produced by non-native speakers. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 136, 1352-1362.PDF

Wu, X., Munro, M., and Wang, Y. (2014). Tone assimilation by Mandarin and Thai listeners with and without L2 experience.Journal of Phonetics, 46, 86-100.PDF

Wang, Y. (2013). Second language speech perception and the brain, in C.A. Chapelle, ed., The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 1-6. PDF

Cooper, A. and Wang, Y. (2013). Effects of tone training on Cantonese tone-word learning.Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134, EL133-139.PDF

Wu, X., Tu, J, and Wang, Y. (2012). Native and non-native processing of Japanese pitch accent. Applied Psycholinguistics, 33, 623-641.PDF

Cooper, A. and Wang, Y. (2012). The influence of linguistic and musical experience on Cantonese word learning.Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131, 4756-4769.PDF

Wang, Y., Behne, D., and Jiang, H. (2009). Influence of native language phonetic system on audio-visual speech perception. Journal of Phonetics, 37, 344-356.PDF

Alm, M., Behne, D., Wang, Y. and Eg, R. (2009). Audio-visual identification of place of articulation and voicing in white and babble noise. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126, 377-387.PDF

Wang, Y., Behne, D., and Jiang, H. (2008) Linguistic experience and audio-visual perception of nonnative fricatives. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 124, 1716-1726.PDF

Wang, Y., Lin, L., Kuhl, P. and Hirsch, J. (2007). Mathematical and linguistic processing differs between native and second languages: an fMRI study. Brain Imaging and Behavior 1-3/4, 68-82. PDF

Wang, Y. and Behne, D. (2007). Temporal remnants from Mandarin in nonnative English speech. In O. Bohn and M. Munro (eds.), Language Experience in Second Language Speech Learning, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 167-184. PDF

Zhang, Y. and Wang, Y. (2007). Neural plasticity in speech acquisition and learning. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 10, 147-160. PDF

Sereno, J.A. and Wang, Y. (2007). Behavioral and cortical effects of learning a second language. In O. Bohn and M. Munro (eds.), Language Experience in Second Language Speech Learning, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp.239-258.

Wang, Y., Jongman, A, and Sereno, J.A. (2006). L2 acquisition and processing of Mandarin Chinese tones. in P. Li, E. Bates, L.H. Tan, and O. Tseng (eds.), The Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics, Cambridge University Press, pp.250-256. PDF

Jongman, A., Wang, Y., Moore , C., and Sereno, J.A. (2006). Perception and production of Mandarin Chinese tones. in P. Li, E. Bates, L.H. Tan, and O. Tseng (eds.), The Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics, Cambridge University Press, pp.209-217. PDF

Wang, Y., Behne, D., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J.A. (2004). The role of linguistic experience in the hemispheric processing of lexical tone. Applied Psycholinguistics, 25, 449-466.PDF

Xue, G., Dong, Q, Jin, Z., Zhang, L., and Wang, Y. (2004). An fMRI study with semantic access in low proficiency second language learners. NeuroReport, 15, 791-796.PDF

Wang, Y., Sereno, J., Jongman, A., and Hirsch, J. (2003). fMRI evidence for cortical modification during learning of Mandarin lexical tone. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15, 7, 1019-1027.PDF

Wang, Y., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J. (2003). Acoustic and perceptual evaluation of Mandarin tone productions before and after perceptual training. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 113, 1033-1043.PDF

Jongman, A., Wang, Y., and Kim, B. (2003). Contributions of semantic and facial information to perception of non-sibilant fricatives. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 46, 1367-1377.PDF

Wang, Y., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J. (2001). Dichotic perception of lexical tones by Mandarin and American listeners. Brain and Language 78, 332-348.PDF

Wang, Y., Spence, M., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J. (1999). Training American listeners to perceive Mandarin tones. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 106, 3649-3658.PDF

Refereed Conference Proceedings and Working Papers

Alexander, J.A. and Wang, Y. (2016 accepted). The PAM-S and cross-language lexical-tone identification. Proceedings of the fifth International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Language, Buffalo, New York.

Tang, L., Hannah, B., Jongman, A., Sereno, J., Wang, Y. and Hamarneh, G. (2015). Examining visible articulatory features in clear and conversational speech. Proceedings of the International Congress on Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow. PDF

Leung, K., Jongman, A., Wang, Y. and Sereno, J. (2015). Acoustic characteristics of clearly spoken English tense and lax vowels. Proceedings of the International Congress on Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow. PDF

Cooper, A., Wang, Y. and Ashley, R. (2015). Effects of musical experience on Thai rate-varied vowel length perception. Proceedings of the International Congress on Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow. PDF

Eng, K., Hannah, B., Leung, K. and Wang, Y. (2014). Effects of auditory, visual and gestural input on the perceptual learning of tones. Proceedings of Speech Prosody, 7, Dublin, Ireland. PDF

Eng, K., Hannah, B., Leong, L. and Wang, Y. (2013). Gesturing pitch: Can co-speech hand gestures facilitate learning of non-native speech sounds? Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Montreal. PDF

Kawase, S. and Wang, Y. (2012). Effects of visual speech information on native listener judgments of L2 consonant intelligibility. Proceedings of Interspeech 2012. PDF

Wang, Y., Cooper, A., Wu, X. and Behne, D. (2011). Effect of semantic context on the perceptual learning of lexical tone. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong. pp. 2098-2101. PDF

Wang, Y., Zhang, Y., Cooper, A. and Dovan, M. (2011). Effects of training on the processing of speech and non-speech tone: An event-related potential study. Proceedings of the Psycholinguistic Representation of Tone Conference, Hong Kong. PDF

Cooper, A. and Wang, Y. (2011). The influence of tonal awareness and musical experience on tone word learning. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong. pp. 512-515.

Cooper, A. and Wang, Y. (2011) Effects of linguistic experience and tone training on Cantonese tone word learning. Proceedings of the Psycholinguistic Representation of Tone Conference, Hong Kong. PDF

Wu, X., Munro, M., & Wang, Y. (2011). The effects of linguistic experience on perceptual assimilation of lexical tone. Proceedings of 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong, pp. 2169-2172.

Cooper, A. and Wang, Y. (2010). The role of musical experience in Cantonese lexical tone perception by native speakers of Thai. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Speech Prosody, Chicago. PDF

Cooper, A. and Wang, Y. (2010). Cantonese tone word learning by tone and non-tone language
speakers. Proceedings of Interspeech 2010. PDF

Zhang, Y., Cooper, A., and Wang, Y. (2010). Processing of speech and non-speech tonal information by native and nonnative tone language speakers: an event-related electrophysiological study. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Canadian Acoustics Association. PDF

Behne, D., Wang, Y., Belsby, S-O, Kaasa, S., Simonsen, and Back, K. (2008). Visual field advantage in the perception of audiovisual speech segments. Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing 2008, Tangalooma, Australia. PDF

Tu, J., Wu, X., and Wang, Y. (2008). Processing of Japanese pitch accent by native Japanese and English listeners. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Acoustics Association, Vancouver. PDF

Wang, Y., Behne, D., and Jiang, H. (2008). Effects of training modality on AV perception of nonnative speech contrasts. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Acoustics Association, Vancouver. PDF

Wang, Y., Behne, D., Jiang, H., and Feehan, A. (2007). Effect of native language experience on audio-visual perception of English fricatives by Korean and Mandarin natives. In J. Vroomen, M. Swerts and E. Krahmer (Eds.): Proceedings of International Conference on Audio-visual Speech Processing 2007. PDF

Behne, D., Wang, Y., Alm, M., Arntsen, I., Eg, R., and Valso, A. (2007). Changes in audio-visual speech processing during adulthood. In J. Vroomen, M. Swerts and E. Krahmer (Eds.): Proceedings of International Conference on Audio-visual Speech Processing 2007.PDF

Wang, Y., Behne, D., Jiang, H. & Danyluc, C. (2006). Native and Nonnative Audio-visual Perception of English Fricatives in Quiet and Cafe-noise Backgrounds. Proceedings of the ninth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing. PDF

Behne, D. and Wang, Y. (2004). A collaborative tool for cross-language speech perception and acoustic-phonetic research. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress on Acoustics, Vol.3, 1974-1975. PDF

Wang, Y. and Kuhl, P.K. (2003). Evaluating the “critical period” hypothesis: Perceptual learning of Mandarin tones in American adults and American children at 6, 10, and 14 years of age. Proceedings of the 15 th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 1537-1540. PDF

Wang, Y. (2000). Hemispheric processing of lexical tones by Mandarin and American listeners. In M. Przezdziecki and Y. Wang (eds.), Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory, 13, 182-207.

Wang, Y., Sereno, J., Jongman, A., and Hirsch, J. (2000). Cortical reorganization associated with the acquisition of Mandarin tones by American learners: An fMRI study. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, II, 511-514.

Jongman, A. Wang, Y., and Sereno, J.A. (2000). Acoustic and perceptual properties of English fricatives. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, I, 536-539.

Wang, Y., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J. (1998). Training American listeners to perceive Mandarin tones: A pilot study. In N. Adisasmito-Smith, W. Ham, and L. Lavoie (eds.), Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory, 12, 243-254.

Wang, Y., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J. (1998). Training American listeners to perceive Mandarin tones: A first report. In P. Kuhl and L. Crum (eds.), Joint Proceedings of the 16th International Congress on Acoustics and the 135th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 2979-2980.

Conferences and Presentations

Invited Talks at Colloquia and Symposia

Wang, Y. (2016). Exploring English vowels in clear speech: articulation, acoustics, and intelligibility. University of British Columbia Linguistics Colloquium.

Wang, Y. (2013). Exploring L2 speech learning. Infant Studies Centre, University of British Columbia.

Wang, Y. (2013). More is not always better: the role of visual information in L2 speech perception. Department of Linguistics, University of Kansas.

Wang, Y. (2012). Effects of laboratory training on second language speech learning. English Phonetics Conference of China and the International TESOL Symposium on English Phonetics Teaching in China, Shanghai. (Keynote address).

Wang, Y. (2012). Cognitive and sensory processes in nonnative speech pitch perception. Institute for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China.

Wang, Y. (2012). Cognitive and sensory processes in nonnative speech pitch perception. Brain, Language, and Computation Lab, Pennsylvania State University.

Wang, Y. (2012). Tuning the tones. Inaugural Lecture, Department of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University.

Wang, Y. (2011). Experiencing pitch: Speech, non-speech, and music. Defining Cognitive Science: Cognitive Science Research Talk Series. Simon Fraser University.

Wang, Y. (2009). Linguistic and cognitive aspects of second language speech learning. International Conference on the Processing of East Asian Languages, Beijing. (Invited symposium).

Wang, Y. (2009). Audio-visual perception of non-native fricatives. Institute for Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.

Wang, Y. (2008). Effects of linguistic experience on audio-visual perception of non-native fricatives. Applied Linguistics Symposium on L2 Perception and Production, Simon Fraser University.

Wang, Y. (2006). fMRI and second language acquisition. Workshop on New Technologies and Second Language Acquisition Research, GASLA, Banff. (Invited symposium).

Wang, Y. (2006). Brain and behavioral correlates of second language speech learning. Linguistics Department, University of Hawaii.

Wang, Y. (2006). Behavioral and brain correlates of second language speech learning. Linguistics Department, University of Victoria.

Wang, Y. (2006). Functional imaging research on language processing and learning. The Symposium on behavioral neuroscience and functional imaging: A vision for SFU. Simon Fraser University.

Wang, Y. (2006). Exploring the brain functions for language and learning. Defining Cognitive Science, Cognitive Science Research Talk Series, Simon Fraser University.

Wang, Y. (2003). Behavioral and neuro-imaging studies of Mandarin tone processing and learning. Center for Cognitive Science Colloquia, University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Wang, Y. (2003). Learning and processing suprasegmentals. Linguistics Institute, Academia Sinica, Beijing, China.

Wang, Y. (2003). Neurophysiological evidence for second language learning. Institute for Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.

Wang, Y. and Kuhl, P.K. (2002). Reinterpreting the Critical Period Hypothesis for language. International Workshop on Sensory Systems Plasticity, RIKEN, Tokyo, Japan.

Wang, Y. (2002). Behavioral and neural correlates of second language processing and learning. Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.

Wang, Y. (2002). Behavioral and neural correlates of Mandarin tone processing and learning. Department of Linguistics, University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Wang, Y. (2001). Perception, production, and neurophysiological processing of lexical tone by native and non-native speakers. Center for Mind, Brain and Learning, University of Washington.

Wang, Y. (2001). A cross-linguistic study of suprasegmental processing and acquisition. Linguistics Colloquium, University of Washington.

Wang, Y. (2001). Acquisition and processing of lexical tone. Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health Related Professions, University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Wang, Y. (2001). Processing of Mandarin tones. Linguistic Colloquy, University of Kansas.

Wang, Y. (2000). Hemispheric processing of linguistic tones: Results from dichotic listening and fMRI. Forum on Speech Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.

Wang, Y. (1999). Perceptual training of Mandarin tones and its effects on production. Forum on Speech Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.

Conference Presentations

Alexander, J.A. and Wang, Y. (2016). The PAM-S and cross-language lexical-tone identification. 5th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Language, Buffalo, New York.

Tang, L., Hannah, B., Jongman, A., Sereno, J., Wang, Y. and Hamarneh, G. (2015). Examining visible articulatory features in clear and conversational speech. 18th International Congress on Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow.

Cooper, A., Wang, Y. and Ashley, R. (2015). Effects of musical experience on Thai rate-varied vowel length perception. 18th International Congress on Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow.

Leung, K., Jongman, A., Wang, Y. and Sereno, J. (2015). Acoustic characteristics of clearly spoken English tense and lax vowels. 18th International Congress on Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow.

Alexander, J. and Wang, Y. (2014). Cross-language identification of non-native lexical tone. 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Indianapolis.

Eng, K., Hannah, B., Leung, Ki., and Wang, Y. (2014). Effects of auditory, visual and gestural input on the perceptual learning of tones. Speech Prosody 7, Dublin, Ireland.

Alexander, J.A., Kiefer, D. and Wang, Y. (2014). The Perceptual Assimilation Model and Cross-language Classification of Lexical-tone. 88th Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America, Minneapolis.

Fang, S., Wang, Y. and Li, P. (2013). Neural correlates of mathematical processing in bilinguals. 5th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, San Diego.

Zhang, Y., Cheng, B., Koerner, T., Cao, C., Carney, E., and Wang, Y. (2013). Cortical processing of audiovisual speech perception in infancy and adulthood. 166th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Francisco.

Fang, S., Li, P. and Wang, Y. (2013). Individual differernces in mathematical processing by Chinese-English bilinguals. 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Singapore.

Eng, K., Hannah, B., Leong, L. and Wang, Y. (2013). Can co-speech hand gestures facilitate learning of non-native tones? 21st International Congress on Acoustics, 165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, and 52nd Meeting of the Canadian Acoustical Association, Montreal.

Wu, X., Munro, M. and Wang, Y. (2013). L1 and L2 effects on tone perception by tone and non-tone language speakers, New Sounds 2013, Montreal.

Wu, X., Kawase, S., and Wang, Y. (2012). Effects of acoustic and linguistic aspects on Japanese pitch accent processing. 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Kansas City.

Alexander, J. and Wang, Y. (2012). Cross-language assimilation of lexical tone. 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Kansas City.

Kawase, S. and Wang, Y. (2012). Effects of visual speech information on native listener judgments of L2 consonant intelligibility. Interspeech 2012, Portland.

Kawese, S., Hannah, B., and Wang, Y. (2012). Effects of visual speech information on native listener judgments of L2 speech intelligibility and accent. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Vancouver.

Wang, Y., Zhang, Y., Cooper, A., and Dovan, M. (2012). Effects of musical and linguistic experience on the processing of speech and non-speech pitch: An Event-related electrophysiological study. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Conference, Chicago.

Wang, Y., Cooper, A., Wu, X. and Behne, D. (2011). Effect of semantic context on the perceptual learning of lexical tone. 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong.

Wang, Y., Zhang, Y., Cooper, A. and Dovan, M. (2011). Effects of training on the processing of speech and non-speech tone: An event-related potential study. Psycholinguistic Representation of Tone Conference, Hong Kong.

Cooper, A. and Wang, Y. (2011) The influence of tonal awareness and musical experience on tone word learning. 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong.

Cooper, A. and Wang, Y. (2011). Effects of linguistic experience and tone training on Cantonese tone word learning. Psycholinguistic Representation of Tone Conference, Hong Kong.

Wu, X., Munro, M., & Wang, Y. (2011). The effects of linguistic experience on perceptual assimilation of lexical tone. 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong.

Wu, X, Munro, M., & Wang, Y. (2011). Hemispheric processing of tones by listeners with or without tone experience. 161st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Seattle.

Zhang, Y., Cooper, A., and Wang, Y. (2010). Processing of speech and non-speech tonal information by native and nonnative tone language speakers: an event-related electrophysiological study. Annual Conference of the Canadian Acoustical Association, Victoria.

Cooper, A. and Wang, Y. (2010). Can musical aptitude and experience predict success in non-native tone word learning? 2nd PanAmerican/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun.

Cooper, A. and Wang, Y. (2010). Cantonese tone word learning by tone and non-tone language speakers. Interspeech 2010, Japan.

Cooper, A. and Wang, Y. (2010). The role of musical experience in Cantonese lexical tone perception by native speakers of Thai. 5th International Conference on Speech Prosody, Chicago.

Wang, Y., Behne, D., Cooper, A. and Tu, J. (2009). Domain-specific processing of Mandarin tone. 157th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Portland.

Cooper, A. and Wang, Y. (2009). Effects of linguistic and musical experience on non-native perception of Thai vowel duration. 2nd Acoustical Society of America Workshop on Speech: Cross-language speech perception and variations in linguistic experience, Portland.

Tu, J., Wu, X. and Wang, Y. (2008). Hemispheric processing of pitch accent in Japanese by native and non-native listeners. 156th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Miami.

Tu, J., Wu, X. and Wang, Y. (2008). Processing of Japanese pitch accent by native Japanese and English listeners. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Acoustics Association, Vancouver.

Behne, D., Wang, Y., Belsby, S-O, Kaasa, S., Simonsen, and Back, K. (2008). Visual field advantage in the perception of audiovisual speech segments. International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing 2008, Tangalooma, Australia.

Wang, Y., Behne, D., Cooper, A., Jiang, H., Leung, N. and Tu, J. (2008). Effects of auditory, visual and audio-visual training on nonnative perception of English fricatives. Acoustics 2008.

Wang, Y., Behne, D., Jiang, H., and Feehan, A. (2007). Effect of native language experience on audio-visual perception of English fricatives by Korean and Mandarin natives. International Conference on Audio-visual Speech Processing 2007. Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands.

Behne, D., Wang, Y., Alm, M., Arntsen, I., Eg, R., and Valso, A. (2007). Changes in audio-visual speech processing during adulthood. International Conference on Audio-visual Speech Processing 2007. Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands.

Behne, D. and Wang, Y. (2006). Audiovisual perception of voicing with age in quiet and cafe noise. 4th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu.

Wang, Y., Behne, D. ,Jiang, H. and Danyluck, C. D. (2006). Role of linguistic experience on audio-visual perception of English fricatives in quiet and noise backgrounds. 4th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu.

Behne, D., Rø, M. and Wang, Y. (2006). Effects of musical experience on linguistic pitch perception training. 4th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu.

Rø, M., Behne, D., and Wang, Y. (2006). The effects of musical experience on linguistic pitch perception: A comparison of Norwegian professional singers and instrumentalists. 4th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu.

Wang, Y., Behne, H. Jiang, and C. Danyluck (2006). Native and Nonnative Audio-visual Perception of English Fricatives in Quiet and Café-noise Backgrounds. Interspeech 2006, Pittsburgh.

Behne, D. and Wang, Y. (2006). Effects of musical and linguistic experience on hemispheric processing of prosody. The International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) Workshop on Plasticity in Speech Perception, London.

Wang, Y., Sy, M., Sedora, N., Lin, L. and Hirsch, J. (2005). Phonetic and mathematical processing in native and second language. 1st Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Workshop on Second Language Speech Learning, Vancouver.

Behne, D. and Wang, Y. (2005). Online speech lab: a collaborative tool for cross-language research. 1st Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Workshop on Second Language Speech Processing, Vancouver.

Wang, Y. and Behne, D. (2005). Perceived nativeness and sensitivity to temporal adjustments in speech 149th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Vancouver.

Wang, Y., Xue, G., Dong, Q., Hao, J. and Li, K. (2004). An fMRI study of the temporal and linguistic contributions of semantic and facial information to prosodic processing. 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.

Wang, Y. and Behne, D. (2004). Perceived nativeness of temporal adjustments in speech. 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.

Wang, Y. and Behne, D. (2004). Temporal patterns of native Mandarin Chinese speakers’ productions of English stop-vowel syllable. 147th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New York.

Lin, L.J., Wang, Y., Imada, T., and Kuhl, P.K. (2004). Cortical activation patterns after exposure to Mandarin Chinese tones: an fMRI study on American 14-year olds. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 11th Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

Behne, D. and Wang, Y. (2004). A shared tool for cross-language speech perception and acoustic-phonetic research. 18th International Congress on Acoustics, Kyoto, Japan.

Wang, Y., L.J. Lin and P.K. Kuhl (2003). Evaluating the “critical period” hypothesis: Perceptual learning of Mandarin tones in American adults and American children at 6, 10, and 14 years of age. 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain.

Wang, L.J. Lin and P.K. Kuhl (2003). Cortical activation reorganization during learning of linguistic prosody: an fMRI study. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 10th Annual Meeting, New York.

Wang, Y., Sereno, J.A., Jongman, A., Hirsch, J., and Kuhl, P.K. (2002). Cortical effects of second language learning by adults and children. The International Symposium on Cognitive Neuroscience, Hong Kong.

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