Research Program: Speech and Language
Perception of English morphophonology by adult native speakers of Mandarin and Cantonese
I am interested in examining speech perception in the case of Chinese learners of L2-English. These languages are typologically very distant from each other, belonging to different families and hardly having any similarities.
Thus, numerous factors can potentially influence and impede speech perception, like differences in phoneme and morpheme inventories, syllable structure, stress and intonation patterns, phonotactic constraints, and prosodic boundaries.
My research project intends to investigate the extent to which perceptual difficulties in case of Chinese learning L2-English are phonological, phonotactic or morphological.
2006-2011 – Bachelor of Arts (Honors 1st class) Languages and Linguistics – N.I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia