Event Details

Monday, February 13, 2017 to Friday, February 24, 2017
Department of Linguistics
Event: Chi Wah Learning Commons Lobby Phonetics & Phonology Display

Message from Department of Linguistics Twelve representatives from the HKU Linguistics department presented their research on a range of topics in phonetics and phonology at the 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan in Honolulu, Hawaii, 28 November - 2 December 2016. These projects include undergraduate projects from LING2004, MAL dissertation work supervised by Professor Diana Archangeli & by Dr. Albert Lee, post-graduate research projects arising from the HKU Phonetics & Phonology Lab meetings under the supervision of Professor Diana Archangeli and Dr. Jonathan Yip, and research funded by the HKU Small Project Funding Scheme. We are proud to share with you our posters & abstracts for this research. They can be found in the ground floor lobby of Chi Wah Learning Commons (opposite Deli France) for two weeks, from February 13 to February 24. Please find the poster topics and authors below. We thank Suki Yiu, Eric Liu, and Ralph Liu for arranging and setting up the display. Event Poster Diana Archangeli and Jonathan Yip. The effect of context on the articulation of harmonic vowels in Assamese: An ultrasound study Angel L. Chui. The effect of training of poetry recitation on English rhythm of Cantonese native speakers Elaine Lau. Distinguishing ambiguity: Cantonese speakers using prosody to disambiguate surface identity in syntax Shue-sum Leung and Anqi Xu. Perceived vocal attractiveness by gay listeners in Hong Kong Chun Yin Liu and Yukari Hirata (Colgate University). Transfer of L1 tone knowledge to L2 vowel quantity contrasts as a secondary cue: The case of Cantonese learners of Japanese Yadong Liu. Oral gestural reduction of English nasal coda produced by Mandarin English-as-a-foreign-language learners Lang Qin. An ultrasound study of the nasal substitution in Javanese. Anqi Xu and Shue-sum Leung. Universal vs. language-specific aspects in human vocal attractiveness: An investigation towards Japanese native listeners’ perceptual pattern Jonathan C. Yip. Talker variability and the use of perceptual cues in Hong Kong Cantonese lingual stop codas Suki Yiu. Co-articulation of unreleased final stops to preceding vowels in Cantonese: An ultrasound study

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