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Bio

My name is Yueqiao Han, and I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication and Cognition. I am an experimental linguist who works on promoting efficient second/foreign language learning. To be more specific, I look into the contribution of visual information to Mandarin Chinese tone perception for tone-naive listeners. Relevant factors, such as (the effect of) visual cues ( auditory-only vs. auditory-visual presentation), speaking styles of the speaker (natural vs. teaching speaking style) and musicality of the listeners (musicians vs. non-musicians) are investigated in a task of Mandarin Chinese tone identification. Acoustic and visual analyses (with Praat and CERT respectively) are also included in my research, which provides valuable insights into the tone classification and perceptual prediction.

Expertise

Tone language learning; non-verbal communication; experimental linguistics

Recent publications

  1. Audio-visual Analyses of Differences between Natural and Teaching Sty…

    Han, Y., Goudbeek, M., Mos, M., & Swerts, M. (2018). Audio-visual Analyses of Differences between Natural and Teaching Styles for Mandarin Tone Production. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018
  2. Mandarin Tone Identification in Musicians and Non-musicians - Effects…

    Han, Y., Goudbeek, M., Mos, M., & Swerts, M. (2018). Mandarin Tone Identification in Musicians and Non-musicians: Effects of Modality and Speaking Style. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages (pp. 119-123)
  3. Effects of Modality and Speaking Style on Mandarin Tone Identificatio…

    Han, Y., Goudbeek, M., Mos, M., & Swerts, M. (2018). Effects of Modality and Speaking Style on Mandarin Tone Identification by Non-Native Listeners. Phonetica: Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Phonetik.

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