FAH-DCLL Academic Seminar: “Neural Basis of Language Learning Across the Lifespan” by Prof. Wong Chun Man Patrick 人文學院中國語言文學系學術講座:“Neural Basis of Language Learning Across the Lifespan”- 黃俊文教授


Speaker:

黃俊文教授

Date:

26 Apr 2019

Time:

11:00

Venue:

E21-3118

Description:

Abstract:The vast majority of language users speak at least one spoken language. Decades of research has been devoted to answering many questions about spoken language, from questions related to its basic structure and units of abstraction, psychological realization, to biological foundation. One intriguing aspect of spoken language that drives this large body of research and the accompanied theoretical advancement is variability. There are at least two sources of variability. First, the acoustic signal produced by one talker can have a very different acoustic surface realization compared to the signal of the same phonetic category produced by another talker. Second, listeners differ in how they construct a speech category even when the speech signal is identical. In this presentation, I will highlight some of the studies from my research group that has contributed to the body of work that examines variability in speech.

Audience:

All are welcome

Enquiry:

Department of Chinese Language and Literature
Tel: (853) 8822 9259
Email: fah.chinese@um.edu.mo