Welcome to the Language and Brain Lab

The LAB lab focuses on the study of language and speech, including its perception, production, and acquisition, as well as cognitive and neural processing. We conduct behavioral, neural, and computational linguistic research across a variety of languages.

Latest Research Publications

Deng, X., McClay, E., Jastrzebski, E., Wang, Y., & Yeung, H. H. (2024). Visual scanning patterns of a talking face when evaluating phonetic information in a native and non-native language. PloS One, 19(5), e0304150. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0304150 PDF

Leung, K. K. W., & Wang, Y. (2024). Modelling Mandarin tone perception-production link through critical perceptual cues. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America155(2), 1451–1468. PDF

Zeng, Y., Leung, K. K. W., Jongman, A., Sereno, J. A., & Wang, Y. (2023). Multi-modal cross-linguistic perception of Mandarin tones in clear speech. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 17, 1247811–1247811. PDF

Garg, S., Ruan, H., Hamarneh, G., Behne, D. M., Jongman, A., Sereno, J., & Wang, Y. (2023). Mouth2Audio: intelligible audio synthesis from videos with distinctive vowel articulation. International Journal of Speech Technology26(2), 459–474. PDF

Garg, S., Hamarneh, G., Sereno, J., Jongman, A., & Wang, Y. (2023). Different facial cues for different speech styles in Mandarin tone articulation. Frontiers in Communication8PDF

Sachdeva, S., Ruan, H., Hamarneh, G., Behne, D. M., Jongman, A., Sereno, J. A., & Wang, Y. (2023). Plain-to-clear speech video conversion for enhanced intelligibility. International Journal of Speech Technology26(1), 163–184. PDF

Aoyagi, M., & Wang, Y. (2022). Who is fu? – perception of L2 sounds that are partially neutralized in L1. Journal of Phonetics94, 101171. PDF

Tupper, P., Leung, K. W., Wang, Y., Jongman, A., & Sereno, J. A. (2021). The contrast between clear and plain speaking style for Mandarin tones. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 150(6), pp. 4464-4473. pdf

Wang, Y., Sereno, J.A., and Jongman, A. (2020).  Multi-modal perception of tone. In H-M. Liu, F-M. Tsao, & P. Li (Eds.), Speech perception, production and acquisition: Multidisciplinary approaches in Chinese languages (pp. 159-176). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore. pdf

Garg, S., Harmaneh, G., Jongman, A., Sereno, J.A., and Wang, Y. (2020). ADFAC: Automatic detection of facial articulatory features. MethodsX, 7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2020.101006    

Redmon, C., Leung, K., Wang, Y., McMurray, B., Jongman, A., and Sereno, J. A. (2020). Cross-linguistic perception of clearly spoken English tense and lax vowels based on auditory, visual, and auditory-visual information, Journal of Phonetics, 81. PDF

Cho, S., Jongman, A., Wang, Y. & Sereno, J. A. (2020). Multi-modal cross-linguistic perception of fricatives in clear speech. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147 (4), 2609-2624. PDF

Leung, K. and Wang, Y. (2020). Production-perception relationship of Mandarin tones as revealed by critical perceptual cues. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147 (4), 301-306. PDF

Tupper, P., Leung, K., Wang, Y., Jongman, A. & Sereno, J. A. (2020). Characterizing the distinctive acoustic cues of Mandarin tones. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147 (4), 2570-2580. PDF