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Portrait of Jing Yang

Jing Yang, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Education

Ph D Speech and Hearing Science The Ohio State University 2014
MA Experimental Phonetics Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences 2006
BA Chinese Language and Literature Hunan University of Science and Technology (Xiangtan Normal University) 2002

Speaker Topics

  • Speech Science
  • Experimental Phonetics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Speech development of children with cochlear implants

Interests & Expertise

Jing Yang’s research focuses on three areas: 1) Speech development in typically developing bilingual and monolingual children. Specifically, she is interested in the process of separation and interaction of phonetic systems in bilingual children and early second language (L2) learners. 2) Speech development in children with cochlear implants (CIs). Her research in this area aims to understand the true deficits of speech production in children with CIs by conducting comprehensive acoustic analyses of speech segments and higher level phonetic structures of CI children in comparison to children with normal hearing. 3) Speech perception of L2 learners. Her recent research in this line focuses on the effect of native language on the perception of L2 and the perceptual performance in adverse conditions by adult L2 learners.

Selected Publications

Nagaraj, N., Yang, J., Robinson, T., & Magimairaj, B. (2021, September). Auditory closure with visual cues and its relationship with memory abilities. Journal of Acoustical Society of America-Express Letters.
Qi, S., Chen, X., Yang, J., Wang, X., Tian, E., Huang, R., Rehmann, J., Kuehnel, V., Guan, J., & Xu, L. (2021, August). Effects of adaptive nonlinear frequency compression in hearing aids on speech and sound quality perception. Frontiers in Neuroscience.
Yang, J., & Xu, L. (2021). Duration and amplitude of tone production in children with cochlear implants. Chinese Journal of Phonetics, 14, 50-58.
Yang, J., & Xu, L. (2021). Vowel production in prelingually-deafened Mandarin-speaking children with CIs. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 64(2), 664-682.
Chen, X., You, Y., Yang, J., Qian, J., Lu, Q., Kuehnel, V., Rehmann, J., & Xu, L. (2020). Effects of nonlinear frequency compression on Mandarin speech and sound-quality perception in hearing-aid users. International Journal of Audiology, 59(7), 524-533.
Xu, L., Voss, S., Yang, J., Wang, X., Lu, Q., Rehmann, J., Keuhnel, V., & Qian, J. (2020). Speech perception and sound-quality rating with an adaptive nonlinear frequency compression algorithm in Mandarin-speaking hearing-aid users. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 31(8), 590-598.
Yang, J., & Xu, L. (2019, August). Do 3- to 4-year-old Mandarin-English bilinguals separate long-lag VOTs in these two languages? , 2188-2192.
Yang, J., Liang, Q., Chen, H., Liu, Y., & Xu, L. (2019, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Singing proficiency of members of a choir formed by prelingually deafened children with cochlear implants. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 62(5), 1561-1573.
Yang, J. (2018, September). Development of stop consonants in three- to six-year-old Mandarin-speaking children. Journal of Child Language, 45(05), 1091-1115.
Yang, J., Qian, J., Chen, X., Kuehnel, V., Rehmann, J., von Buol, A., Li, Y., Ren, C., Liu, B., & Xu, L. (2018, March). Effects of nonlinear frequency compression on the acoustic properties and recognition of speech sounds in Mandarin Chinese. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143(3), 1578-1590.
Ren, C., Yang, J., Zha, D., Lin, Y., Liu, H., Kong, Y., Liu, S., & Xu, L. (2018, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Spoken word recognition in noise in Mandarin-speaking pediatric cochlear implant users. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 113, 124-130.
Yang, J., & Fox, R. A. (2017, November). L1–L2 interactions of vowel systems in young bilingual Mandarin-English children. Journal of Phonetics, 65, 60-76.

Presentations

Yang, J., & Xu, L. (November 2018). English phoneme recognition of vocoded speech by adult Mandarin-speaking English-learners. The 176th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and 2018 Acoustics Week in Canada, Victoria, Canada.
Wagner, A., Yang, J., & Xu, L. (March 2018). Perception of degraded speech by non-native English learners. The 45th Annual Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Mou, Z., Yang, J., Chen, Z., & Xu, L. (December 2017). Acoustic properties of vowel production in Mandarin-speaking patients with post-stroke spastic dysarthria. The 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Chen, X., You, Y., Yang, J., & Xu, L. (December 2017). Effects of nonlinear frequency compression on Mandarin speech recognition and sound quality perception in hearing-aids users. The 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Yang, J. (December 2017). Production of stop consonants in 3-to-6-year-old Mandarin-speaking children. The 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Yang, J., Zhang, Y., Li, A., & Xu, L. (August 2017). On the duration of Mandarin tones. The 18th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2017), Stockholm, Sweden.
Yang, J., Chen, X., Li, Y., Ren, C., & Xu, L. (March 2017). Effects of nonlinear frequency compression (NLFC) on the acoustic properties and recognition of speech sounds in Mandarin Chinese. The 44th Annual Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Yang, J., & Xu, L. (November 2016). A comparative study of Mandarin compound vowels produced by prelingually deafened children with cochlear implants and normal hearing peers. The 172nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Yang, J., & Fox, R. A. (June 2016). Durational features of /s/+stop consonant clusters produced by bilingual Mandarin-English children and monolingual English children and adults. The 8th International Conference on Second-Language Speech (New Sounds 2016), Aarhus, Denmark.
Yang, J., Vadlamudi, J., Yin, Z. G., Lee, C. Y., & Xu, L. (March 2015). Production of word-initial fricatives in prelingually-deafened children with cochlear implants: A preliminary study. The 42nd Annual Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society (AAS 2015), Scottsdale, Arizona.
Yang, J., & Fox, R. A. (September 2014). Acoustic properties of shared vowels in bilingual Mandarin-English children. The 15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2014), Singapore.
Yang, J., & Fox, R. A. (August 2013). Acoustic development of vowel production in American English children. The 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2013), Lyon, France.
Yang, J., & Fox, R. A. (June 2013). Acoustic properties of vowel production in native Mandarin children and adults. The 25th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Brown, E., Yang, J., Berger, R., & Xu, L. (March 2013). Acoustic properties of vowel production in children with cochlear implants. The 40th annual Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Yang, J., & Fox, R. A. (June 2012). Development of English vowels by a native Mandarin child: A longitudinal study. The 2012 International Child Phonology Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.