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Assistant Professor        Dr YAO Yao (PhD)

Areas of Scholarship:

Phonetics, Psycholinguistics, Corpus linguistics


General linguistics, Research methods for language studies,

Computational linguistics, Language and IT

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2011 PhD in Linguistics at University of California, Berkeley
2006 MA in Linguistics at University of California, Berkeley
2004 BEng in Information Technology at City University of Hong Kong

Work Experience

2011-now Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Research Output   

  • GAHL, S., YAO, Y., JOHNSON, K. (to appear). Why reduce? Phonological neighborhood density and phonetic reduction in spontaneous speech. Journal of Memory and Language.
  • CHANG, C.B., YAO, Y., HAYNES, E.F., RHODES, R. (2011). Production of phonetic and phonological contrast by heritage speakers of Mandarin. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129(6), 3964–3980.
  • YAO, Y., TILSEN, S., SPROUSE, R.L., JOHNSON, K. (2010). Automated measurement of vowel formants in the Buckeye Corpus. 言語研究 Gengo Kenkyu (Journal of the Linguistic Society of Japan), 138, 99-113.
  • KE, J., YAO, Y. (2008) Analyzing language development from a network approach. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 15 (1), 70-99.

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