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YearPDFPublicationTopic(s)Method(s)Language(s)
In prep.Yang, Calvin and Kevin Tang. A Richer Model is Not Always More Accurate: Evaluating phonotactic knowledge with 8,400 nonwords. Mental Lexicon, Wordlikeness modeling, English phonotacticsBig data, Acceptability judgement, Model comparisonEnglish
In prep.Tang, Kevin, Kaixuan Gong, Jingyi Yang, Sixian Du and Yanduo Chen. Modeling the Acceptability of Mandarin Pseudowords with Big Data: the case of gradient phonotactics.Replication study, Mandarin phonotacticsBig data, Lexical decisionMandarin
In prep.Pandey, Ayushi, Gogoi, Pamir , and Tang, Kevin. Forced alignment of code-mixed speech: the case of Hindi-English.Code-mixed speech, acoustic variation, bootstrappingForced alignmentHindi, English
2020 (In revision)

Tang, Kevin & Jason A. Shaw. Submitted. Prosody leaks into the memories of words. Cognition. Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.14716Mental Lexicon, Informativity, Probablistic Reduction, ProsodyBig data, Speech corpora, Statistical modelingMandarin
2020 (In revision)

Tang, Kevin & Dinah Baer-Henney. Submitted. Disentangling L1 and L2 effects in artificial language learning. Cognition. Preprint: https://dx.doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/df8ruMental Lexicon,
Artificial Language Learning, L1-L2 effects, Learning models
ALL, Lexical statistics, Model comparisonsGerman, Mandarin
2020

Pandey, Ayushi, Gogoi, Pamir , and Tang, Kevin. Understanding forced alignment errors in Hindi-English code-mixed speech -- a feature analysis. Proceedings of First Workshop on Speech Technologies for Code-switching in Multilingual Communities 2020 [bib]Code-mixed speech, acoustic variation, error analysesForced alignment, error analysesHindi, English
2020

Howell, Peter, Li Ying Chua, Kaho Yoshikawa, Hannah Tang, Taniya Welmillage, John Harris and Kevin Tang. Does Working-Memory Training given to Reception-Class Children Aid the Fluency of Children Experiencing Difficulty? Frontiers in Psychology, 2020. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.568867 [bib]
Working-memory training, Developmental stuttering, Word finding difficulty, English as an Additional Language (EAL)Working-memory training, Nonword repetition, in-school testingIndoeuropean
2020

Martin, Joshua and Kevin Tang. Understanding Racial Disparities in Automatic Speech Recognition: the case of habitual "be". Proceedings of Interspeech 2020 [bib]Automatic Speech Recognition, Linguistic Bias, Syntax, Language ModelASR, Syntactic parsing, Error analysisAfrican American English, English
2020
Tang, K., Mellissa M. C. DeMille, Jan C. Frijters & Jeffrey R. Gruen. Accepted. DCDC2 READ1 regulatory element: how temporal processing differences may shape language. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 10.1098/rspb.2019.2712[bib]Genetic variation, Language diversity, Auditory processingStatistical modeling51 languages
2019

Wayland, R., Chen, S., Guerra, C., and Zhu, Y. English Focus Perception by Mandarin Listeners. Languages, 4(4),91Prosody, FocusPerceptionEnglish, Mandarin
2019

Chen. S., He, Y., Wayland, R., Yang, Y., Li, B., and Yuan, C.W. Mechanism of Tone Sandhi Rule Application by Tonal and Non-tonal Non-Native Speakers. Speech Communication, 115, 67-77.Tone, SandhiProduction, AcousticsMandarin, Cantonese, English
2019

Jangjamras, J., Wayland, R., and Chen, S. Acoustic Analysis of Lanu Ni Tone System. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, 2019ToneAcousticsLahu Nyi
2019

Flege, J.E. and Wayland, R. The role of input in native Spanish Late learners’ production and perception of English phonetic segments. Journal of Second Language Studies, 21, 1-44.L2 vowel and consonant Production and perceptionEnglish, Spanish
2019

Kevin Tang and Ryan Bennett. Accepted. "Unite and conquer: bootstrap-ping forced alignment tools for closely-related minority languages (Mayan)" Proceedings of 19th ICPhS (2019) [bib]Small data modeling, Forced alignmentSmall data, Forced alignmentKaqchikel (Mayan)
2019

Wiltshire, Caroline. Phonology: English Sounds in Context: The Pronunciation of Phonemes and Morphemes (Allophones and Allomorphs), Chapter 13 in Applied Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Nabat Erdogan and Michael Wei, eds., IGI-Global Publishers, Hershey PA, pp. 303-324. PhonologyAllophonics,
Morpho-phonemics
English
2019

Chen, Si, Caroline Wiltshire, Bin Li and Ratree Wayland. “A quantitative analysis of tone sandhi in Mandarin and Nanjing Chinese based on surface pitch contours and underlying pitch targets” International Journal of Chinese Linguistics, (published by Benjamins). Vol 6:2, pp. 183-222.Tone, sandhiAcoustics,
Statistical modeling
Mandarin,
Nanjing Chinese
2019

Chen, Si, Caroline Wiltshire, Bin Li, & Ratree Wayland. “Analyzing Nanjing Tones and Sandhi: statistical modelling methods.” In Katherine Hout, Anna Mai, Adam McCollum, Sharon Rose & Matt Zaslansky (eds), Supplemental Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Meeting on Phonology. Washington, DC: Linguistic Society of America. URL: http://journals.linguisticsociety.org/proceedings/index.php/amphonology/issue/view/165Tone, sandhiAcoustics,
Statistical modelling
Mandarin,
Nanjing Chinese
2019

Congchao Hua, Bin Li and Ratree Wayland. Assessing production of nucleus stresses by Chinese EFL learners. A Sound Approach to Language Matters: In honor of Ocke-Schwen Bohn, pp 187-110.L2, Nucleus StressAcoustics, PerceptionEnglish, Mandarin
2019

Wiltshire, Caroline. “Number and Gender Allomorphy”, The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Phonology, ed. by Fernando Martinez-Gil and Sonia Colina. London: Routledge, pp. 205-322. PhonologyMorpho-
phonemics,
Optimality Theory
Spanish
2018

Wayland, R.. Phonetics: A Practical Introduction. Cambridge University PressPhoneticsN/AN/A
2018

Wiltshire, Caroline. “Sonority Waves in Syllabification”, in Shaping Phonology, ed. by Diane Brentari and Jackson Lee, University of Chicago Press, pp. 182-200.PhonologyAllophonics,
Phonotactics
Spanish,
Indonesian, Malayalam,
Indian English
2018

Batais, Saleh and Caroline Wiltshire. “Indonesian borrowing as Evidence for Harmonic Grammar”, Journal of Linguistics, Volume 54, Issue 2 (April 1, 2018), pp. 231-262. PhonologyOptimality Theory,
Harmonic Grammar
Indonesian
2018

Chen, Si, Caroline Wiltshire and Bin Li. “An Updated Typology of Tonal Coarticulation Properties”, Taiwan Journal of Linguistics, Vol. 16.2, 79-114Tone,
co-articulation
Acoustics,
statistical modelling
Nanjing Chinese
2018

Ryan Bennett, Kevin Tang and Juan Ajsivinac Sian. 2018. Statistical and acoustic effects on the perception of stop consonants in Kaqchikel (Mayan). Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology 9(1). 9. [bib]Phoneme perception, Top-down lexical factorsABX discriminationKaqchikel (Mayan)
2018

Mellissa M. C. DeMille, Kevin Tang, Chintan M. Mehta, Christopher Geissler, Jeffrey G. Malins, Natalie R. Powers, Beatrice M. Bowen, Andrew K.Adams, Dongnhu T. Truong, Jan C. Frijters and Jeffrey R. Gruen. 2018. World-wide distribution of the DCDC2READ1 regulatory element and its relationship with phoneme variation across languages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [bib]Genetic variation, Language diversity, Auditory processingStatistical Modeling43 languages
2018Si Chen, Yiqing Zhu, Ratree Wayland, and Yike Yang. Effects of Stimulus Duration and Vowel Quality in Tone Perception by English Musicians and Non-musicians. Proceedings of the 32nd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, December 1-3, 2018 at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.Tone, musicalityPerceptionEnglish
2018

Kevin Tang and Ryan Bennett. 2018. Contextual predictability influences word and morpheme duration in a morphologically complex language (Kaqchikel Mayan). The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 144(2) [bib]Mental Lexicon, Morpheme duration, Probablistic Reduction, Small data, Corpus phonetics, Lexical statisticsKaqchikel (Mayan)
2017

Wiltshire, Caroline. “Emergence of the unmarked in Indian Englishes with different substrates”, book chapter for The Oxford Handbook of World Englishes, eds. Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, and Devyani Sharma, Oxford Press. pp. 599-620Phonology,
SLA
Optimality Theory, PhonotacticsIndian English
2017

McLaughlin, Fiona and Caroline Wiltshire. “Syllable weight and reduplication in Pulaar” in Syllable Weight in African Languages, edited by Paul Newman, John Benjamins; 161-176. Phonology, Stress, WeightAcoustics, reduplication, morpho-phonemicsPulaar
2017

Si Chen, Yiqing Zhu and Ratree Wayland. Effects of stimulus duration and vowel quality in cross-linguistic categorical perception of pitch directions. PloS one, 12(7), e0180656.Pitch perceptionCategorical perceptionEnglish, Mandarin
2017

Chen, Si, Caicai Zhang, Adam McCollum and Ratree Wayland. Statistical Modeling of Phonetic and Phonologised Perturbation Effects in Tonal and Non-Tonal Languages. Speech Communication, 88, 17-38F0 perturbationAcoustics, Statistical ModelingJapanese, Chongming Chinese
2017

Chen, Si, Caroline Wiltshire and Bin Li. “ Statistical Modeling of Mandarin Tone Sandhi: Neutralization of Underlying Pitch Targets”, International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering, Vol 11: 5; pp. 1096-1101.Tone, sandhiAcoustics, statistical modellingMandarin Chinese
2017

Peter Howell, Kevin Tang, Outi Tuomainen, Sin Kan Chan, Kirsten Beltran, Avin Mirawdeli & John Harris. 2017. Identification of fluency and word-finding difficulty in samples of children with diverse language backgrounds. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders 52(5). 595–611. [bib]StutteringNonword repetitionIndoeuropean
2017

Peter Howell, Kaho Yoshikawa, Kevin Tang, John Harris & Clarissa Sorger. 2017. Intervention for word-finding difficulty for children starting school who have diverse language backgrounds. In Robert Eklund & Ralph Rose (ed.), Proceedings of Disfluencies in Spontaneous Speech, 8th workshop, vol. 58, 33–36. Stockholm, Sweden: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, TMH-QPSR [bib]Word finding difficultyNonword repetitionEnglish, Polish, Urdu
2016Yunjuan He, Qian Wang and Ratree Wayland. Effect of Different Teaching Methods on Production of Mandarin Tone 3 by English Speaking Learners. The Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA, 51(3), 252-265.Tone L2 productionMandarin, English
2015

Wiltshire, Caroline. “Dravidian varieties of Indian English”, in Studies on Indian Languages and Cultures. G.K. Panikkar, B. Ramakrishna Reddy, K. Rangan, and B.B. Rajapurohit, eds., International School of Dravidian Linguistics: Thiruvananthapuram, pp. 49-63. Phonetics, phonologyAcoustics, allophonics, phonotacticsIndian English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada
2015

Gogoi, Divya, Jimmy Harnsberger, and Caroline Wiltshire, “Perceptual Training of Novel Speech Contrasts in L3 Acquisition: The Effect of Multilingual Benefit”, Crosslinguistic influence and crosslinguistic interaction in multilingual language learning, ed. By Gessica De Angelis, Ulrike Jessner, and Marijana Kresic, Bloomsbury. pp. 119-147.Language AcquisitionPerceptionBengali, Spanish, English
2015

Batais, Saleh & Caroline Wiltshire. “Word and syllable constraints in Indonesian adaptation: OT analysis”. LSA Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts.Phonotactics, borrowingOptimality TheoryIndonesian
2015Ratree Wayland, Yiqing Zhu and Edith Kaan Perception of Pitch Contours by Native and Non-native Tone Listeners. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow.PitchPerceptionEnglish, Mandarin
2015Shuang, Lu, Ratree Wayland, and Edith Kaan. Effects of Production Training and Perception Training on Lexical Tone Perception - A Behavioral and ERP Study. Brain Research, DOI information: 10.1016/j.brainres.2015.07.014TonePerception, production, EEG/ERPsMandarin, English
2015

Andrew Nevins, Cilene Rodrigues and Kevin Tang. 2015. The rise and fall of the L-shaped morphome: diachronic and experimental studies. Probus: International Journal of Latin and Romance Linguistics 27(1). 101–155. [bib]Morpheme productivityWug testSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
2013Edith Kaan, Ratree Wayland, and Andreas Keil. Changes in Oscillatory Brain Networks after Lexical Tone Training. Brain Sciences, 3(2), 757-780; doi:10.3390/brainsci3020757ToneEEG/ERPsMandarin, English, Thai
2008Edith Kaan, Christopher Barkley, Mingzhen Bao and Ratree Wayland. Thai lexical tone perception in native speakers of Thai, English and Mandarin Chinese: An Event-Related Potentials training study. BioMed Central Neuroscience, 9:53.ToneEEG/ERPsThai, English, Mandarin
2008Ratree Wayland and Bin Li. Effects of Two Training Procedures in Cross-language Perception of Tones. Journal of Phonetics, 36, 250-267.TonePerceptionThai, Mandarin
2007Edith Kaan, Ratree Wayland, Mingzhen Bao, Christopher Barkley. Effects of native language and training on lexical tone perception: An event-related potential study. Brain Research, 1148, 113-122ToneEEG/ERPsEnglish, Mandarin, Thai
2006

Wiltshire, Caroline and James D. Harnsberger, “The influence of Gujarati and Tamil L1s on Indian English: A preliminary study”, World Englishes, 25.1: 91-104.Phonetics, PhonologyAcoustics, allophonicsIndian English, Tamil, Gujarati
2005

Wiltshire, Caroline. “The “Indian English” of Tibeto-Burman language speakers” English World-Wide, 26:3, 275-300.Phonetics, PhonologyAcoustics, allophonicsIndian English, Ao, Angami, Mizo
2004Susan Guion, J.J. Clark, Tetsuo Harada and Ratree Wayland. Factors affecting stress patterns for English non-words include syllabic structure, lexical class, and stress patterns of lexical neighbors. Language and Speech, 46(4), 403-427.Lexical stressProduction, PerceptionEnglish
2003Ratree Wayland and Allard Jongman. Acoustic and Perceptual Correlates of Breathy Vowels in Khmer. Journal of Phonetics, 31, 181-121.Phonation/breathy voiceAcousticsKhmer
2000

Pickering, Lucy and Caroline Wiltshire. “The prosody of Indian-English TAs’ Teaching Discourse”, World Englishes. Vol 19, No. 2. pp. 173-183.StressAcousticsIndian English, Bengali, Tamil, Hindi