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

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

Cooper, A., Wang, Y., and Behne, D.M. (2019). Effects of semantic information and segmental familiarity on learning lexical tone. In A.M. Nyvad, M. Hejná, A. Højen, A.B. Jespersen & M.H.Sørensen (Eds.), A Sound Approach to Language Matters – In Honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn. Aarhus University Press, Denmark (pp. 211-236). PDF

Garg, S., Hamarneh, G., Jongman, A., Sereno, J.A., and Wang, Y. (2019). Computer-vision analysis reveals facial movements made during Mandarin tone production align with pitch trajectories. Speech Communication 113, 47-62. PDF