PENG, Gang 彭剛


B. Sc.
(Mathematics), Nankai University
M. Eng. (Computer Science), Nankai University
Ph.D. (Language Engineering), CityU HK

 

Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
AG509
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Hum, Kowloon
, Hong Kong SAR

 

Email: gang.peng at polyu.edu.hk (remember to replace 'at' with '@')
Tel:  (+852) 3400 8462
Fax: (+852) 2334 0185

 

  1. Biography
  2. Research Interests
  3. Major Research Grants
  4. Publications

 

 

 

Biography

Dr. PENG received his Ph.D. in Language Engineering from City University of Hong Kong in 2002. Before he joined the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies in 2016, he worked at the Language Engineering Laboratory (LEL) at City University of Hong Kong (LEL moved to the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2004), the Signal, Speech and Language Interpretation Lab at the University of Washington, the State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at University of Hong Kong, again LEL at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. PENG has published research articles in various high-profile international journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America; Brain and Language; Neuropsychologia; Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research; Journal of the Acoustical Society of America; Journal of Phonetics; Language and Cognitive Processes. He is Adjunct Professor of Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Research Interests

Dr. PENG's central focus is to investigate how language is represented and processed in the human brain, and how different cultures, reflected in their languages, shape perception differently. He adopts a broad multidisciplinary perspective for the study of language and the brain, with primary focus on the two most distinct features of Chinese language, i.e., tones and logographic script. His research areas include psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, experimental phonetics, computational/corpus linguistics, hearing disorders, and so on.

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Major Research Grants (as PI)

2015/2018

General Program (面上項目) of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Project title: Psychological bases of speech perception (言語感知的心理基礎; NSFC: 11474300).

2014/2018

General Research Fund (GRF) of Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. Project title: Neural mechanism of extrinsic normalization in vowel perception (GRF: 14408914).

2014/2017

General Research Fund (GRF) of Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. Project title: Cognitive representation & dynamics of phonological systems: The case of lexical tone in Chinese (GRF: 14411314).

2013/2017

General Research Fund (GRF) of Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. Project title: Talker normalization in lexical tone perception and perceptual constancy (GRF: 448413).

2011/2013

General Program (面上項目) of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Project title: Sensorimotor adaptation in speech production: The case of tones (言語產生過程中的感覺運動適應性:以聲調為例; NSFC: 11074267).

Major Research Grants (as Co-I or Key Researcher)

2012/2016

Key Program (重點項目) of NSFC. Project title: Computational modeling of speech production and its application to speech rehabilitation (語音生成的計算建模及在言語康復中的應用; NSFC: 61135003).

2012/2016

Project title: Brain mechanisms of the Chinese language. Supported by a 973 project: Research on key problems of brain regions and language disorders for the Chinese language (中國語言相關腦功能區與言語障礙的關鍵科學問題研究; 2012CB720700).

2011/2014

General Research Fund (GRF) of Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. Project title: Linguistic pitch perception and the acoustic density hypothesis (GRF: 455911).

 

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Publications (click  PDF   to download  −  Copyright Notice)

2010-present

1.         Dazuo WANG, and Gang PENG*. (in press). "The effects of pitch range and duration on tone categorical perception". Journal of Chinese Linguistics Monograph.

2.         Caicai ZHANG, Gang PENG*, Jing Shao, and William S-Y. WANG (2017). "Neural bases of congenital amusia in tonal language speakers". Neuropsychologia, 97: 18-28. PDF

3.         Kaile ZHANG, Xiao WANG, and Gang PENG*. (2017). "Normalization of lexical tones and nonlinguistic pitch contours: Implications for speech-specific processing mechanism". The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141 (1), 38-49. PDF

4.         Fei CHEN, and Gang PENG*, Nan YAN, and Lan WANG. (2016). "The development of categorical perception of Mandarin tones in four-to seven-year-old children". Journal of Child Language, 1-22. PDF

5.         Quansheng XIA, Lan WANG, and Gang PENG*. (2016). "Nouns and verbs in Chinese are processed differently: Evidence from an ERP study on monosyllabic and disyllabic word processing". Journal of Neurolinguistics, 40: 66-78. PDF

6.         Fei CHEN, and Gang PENG*. (2016). “Context effect in the categorical perception of Mandarin tones”. Journal of Signal Processing Systems, 82(2): 253-261. PDF

7.         Caicai ZHANG, Ken PUGH, Einar MENCL, Peter MOLFESE, Stephen FROST, James MAGNUSON, Gang PENG*, William S-Y. WANG. (2016). "Functionally integrated neural processing of linguistic and talker information: An event-related fMRI and ERP study". NeuroImage, 124, 536-549. PDF

8.         Gang PENG, and Caicai ZHANG. (2015). "Tone perception". In Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics. (pp. 516-527). eds. by William S-Y. Wang and Chaofen Sun: Oxford University Press.

9.         Feng SHI, Gang PENG and Yi LIU. (2015). "Vowel distribution in isolated and continuous speech: The case of Cantonese and Mandarin". In Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics. (pp. 459-473). eds. by William S-Y. Wang and Chaofen Sun: Oxford University Press.

10.     Jianqiao GE, Gang PENG*, et al. (2015). Cross-language differences in the brain network subserving intelligible speech. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(10): 2972-2977. (The first two authors contributed equally to this paper). PDF

11.     Caicai ZHANG, Quansheng XIA, and Gang PENG* (2015). "Mandarin third tone sandhi requires more effortful phonological encoding in speech production: Evidence form an ERP study". Journal of Neurolinguistics, 33: 149-162. PDF

12.     Xiao WANG, and Gang PENG*. (2014)."Phonological processing in Mandarin speakers with congenital amusia". Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 136: 3360-3370. PDF

13.     Quansheng XIA, Gang PENG, Feng SHI. (2014). "Hemispheric lateralization in the semantic processing of nouns, verbs and verb-noun ambiguous words in Chinese: Evidence from an ERP study". Journal of Psychological Science, 37: 1333 – 1340. (in Chinese) PDF

14.     Hong-Ying ZHENG, Gang PENG*, Jian-Yong CHEN, Caicai ZHANG, James W. MINETT, and William S-Y. WANG. (2014). "The influence of tone inventory on ERP without focal attention: A cross-language study". Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, Volume 2014, Article ID 961563. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/961563 PDF

15.     Lin ZHOU, Manson C-M. FONG, James W. MINETT, Gang PENG*, and William S-Y. WANG. (2014). "Pre-lexical phonological processing in reading Chinese characters: An ERP study". Journal of Neurolinguistics, 30, pp. 14-26. PDF

16.     Caicai ZHANG, and Gang PENG. (2013). "Productivity of Mandarin third tone sandhi: A wug test". In Eastward Flows the Great River: Festschrift in Honor of Prof. William S-Y. Wang on his 80th Birthday. (pp. 255-282). eds. by Gang Peng and Feng Shi. City University of Hong Kong Press.

17.     Gang PENG, and Feng SHI. (2013). Eastward Flows the Great River: Festschrift in Honor of Prof. William S-Y. Wang on his 80th Birthday. City University of Hong Kong Press.

18.     Gang PENG*, Diana DEUTSCH, Trevor HENTHORN, Danjie SU, and William S-Y. WANG. (2013). "Language experience influences non-linguistic pitch perception". Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 39(2): 447-467. PDF

19.     Caicai ZHANG, Gang PENG*, and William S-Y. WANG. (2013). "Achieving constancy in spoken word identification: Time course of talker normalization". Brain and Language, 126: 193 – 202. PDF

20.     Lin ZHOU, Gang PENG*, Hong-Ying ZHENG, I-Fan SU, and William S-Y. WANG. (2013). "Sub-lexical phonological and semantic processing of semantic radicals: A primed naming study". Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 26(6): 967 – 989. PDF

21.     Gang PENG*, Ruo-Xiao YANG, and William S-Y. WANG. (2013). "Lateralized Stroop interference effect with Chinese characters". Experimental Linguistics, 2: 1 – 8. PDF

22.     Liu Ye, and Gang PENG*. (2013). "Hanyu kua motai jiagong zhenghe".Experimental Linguistics, 2: 9 – 16. (in Chinese) PDF

23.     Caicai ZHANG, and Gang PENG. (2013). "Productivity of Mandarin third tone sandhi: A wug test". In Eastward Flows the Great River: Festschrift in Honor of Prof. William S-Y. Wang on his 80th Birthday. (pp. 255-282). eds. by Gang Peng and Feng Shi. City University of Hong Kong Press.

24.     Gang PENG, and Feng SHI. (2013). Eastward Flows the Great River: Festschrift in Honor of Prof. William S-Y. Wang on his 80th Birthday. City University of Hong Kong Press.

25.     Caicai ZHANG, Gang PENG, and William S-Y. WANG. (2012). Unequal effects of speech and nonspeech contexts on the perceptual normalization of Cantonese level tones. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132:1088-1099.  PDF

26.     Gang PENG, Caicai ZHANG, Hongying ZHENG, James W. MINETT, and William S-Y. WANG. (2012). "Effect of inter-talker variations on acoustic-perceptual mappings in Cantonese and Mandarin tone systems". Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55:579-595. PDF

27.    James W. MINETT, Hong-Ying ZHENG, Manson C-M. FONG, Lin ZHOU, Gang PENG, and William S-Y. WANG. (2012). "A Chinese text input brain-computer interface based on the P300 speller". International Journal of Human--Computer Interaction, 28:472-483. PDF

28.     Hong-Ying ZHENG, James W. MINETT, Gang PENG, and William S-Y. WANG. (2012). "The impact of tone systems on the categorical perception of lexical tones: An event-related potentials study". Language and Cognitive Processes, 27(2): 184-209. PDF

29.    Caicai ZHANG, and Gang PENG. (2011). "Review: Computer Processing of Asian Spoken Languages". Journal of Chinese Linguistics 39(2): 510-521.

30.     Gang PENG, and William S-Y. WANG. (2011). "Hemisphere lateralization is influenced by bilingual status and composition of word". Neuropsychologia, 49: 1981-1986. PDF

31.     Gang PENG, Hong-Ying ZHENG, Tao GONG, Ruo-Xiao YANG, Jiang-Ping KONG, and William S-Y. WANG. (2010). "The influence of language experience on categorical perception of pitch contours". Journal of Phonetics, 38: 616-624. PDF

32.     Gang PENG, James W. MINETT, and William S-Y. WANG. (2010). "Cultural background influences the liminal perception of Chinese characters: An ERP Study". Journal of Neurolinguistics, 23(4): 416-426. PDF

 

2004-2009

33.     Mei-Yuh HWANG, Gang PENG, Wen WANG, Arlo FARIA, Aaron HEIDEL and Mari OSTENDORF. (2009). "Building a highly accurate Mandarin speech recognizer with language-independent technologies and language-dependent modules". IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, 17(7): 1253-1262. PDF

34.     Gang PENG, James W. MINETT, and William S-Y. WANG. (2008). "The networks of syllables and characters in Chinese". Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 15(3): 243-255. PDF

35.     William S-Y. WANG, and Gang PENG. (2006). 语言、语音与技术 (Language, Phonetics and Technology). 上海教育出版社 (Shanghai Educational Press, in simplified Chinese character). (City University of Hong Kong Press, in traditional Chinese character, 2007).

36.     Gang PENG. (2006). "Temporal and tonal aspects of Chinese syllables: A corpus-based comparative study of Mandarin and Cantonese". Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 34(1): 134-154. PDF

37.     Gang PENG, and William S-Y. WANG. (2005). "Tone recognition of continuous Cantonese speech based on support vector machines". Speech Communication, 45:49-62. PDF

38.     Gang PENG. (2005). "Temporal aspects of Chinese syllables: A corpus-based comparative study of Mandarin and Cantonese". Fu Jen Journal of Foreign Languages: Linguistics, Literature & Culture (http://www.fl.fju.edu.tw), 2: 19-35. (Invited paper, in Chinese)

39.     Gang PENG, and William S-Y. WANG. (2004). "An innovative prosody modeling method for Chinese speech recognition". International Journal of Speech Technology, 7:129-140. PDF

40.     William S-Y. WANG and Gang PENG. (2004). "Speech as a bridge between man and machine". Concord, 17:10-11 (Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong).

 

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