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About Me


I am a graduate student in the Linguistics Department at the University of Kansas.

My major research focus is phonetics (the study of the sounds of human speech). I have done work on tone quantification, speech perception, L2 speech adaptation, using a variety of research methods, including traditional behavioral tests, electroencephalography (EEG), eye-tracking, etc.

My other research interests include sound change in real time, historical Chinese phonology, psycholinguistics, cognitive science, poetry translation, and quantitative methods in general.

Here is my complete CV.

Contact Information

Department of Linguistics

University of Kansas

1541 Lilac Lane, Rm 427

Lawrence, KS, 66045-3129

Email: yzengae@ku.edu