Jae Yung Song

Associate Professor
 Johnston Hall 126


PhD, Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University
MS, English Language and Literature, Korea University
BA, English Language and Literature, Korea University

Research Interests

Language acquisition; psycholinguistics; speech production and perception

Dr. Song is interested in the acoustic and articulatory characteristics of child and child-directed speech, and their implications for the development of the phonological representation of words. She uses converging evidence from several sources including experimental speech production data and longitudinal speech corpora, and ultrasound recordings of tongue movements during the articulation of speech sounds.

Courses Offered

Linguis 350 – Introduction to Linguistics

Linguis 415 – First Language Acquisition
Linguis 468 – Language in its Various Forms
Linguis 802 – Seminar in Phonology and Phonetics

Research lab

Language Acquisition Lab

Selected Publications

Song, Jae Yung. “The use of ultrasound in the study of articulatory properties of vowels in clear speech.” Clinical linguistics & phonetics 31.5 (2017): 351-374.
Song, Jae Yung, Shattuck-Hufnagel, Stefanie, and Demuth, Katherine. “Development of phonetic variants (allophones) in 2-year-olds learning American English: A study of alveolar stop /t, d/ codas.” Journal of Phonetics 52. (2015): 152 – 169.
Song, Jae Yung, Demuth, K., Evans, K., and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. “Durational cues to fricative codas in 2-year-olds’ American English: voicing and morphemic factors.” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 133.5 (2013): 2931-46.
Song, Jae Yung, Demuth, Katherine, Shattuck-Hufnagel, Stefanie, and Ménard, Lucie. “The effects of coarticulation and morphological complexity on the production of English coda clusters: Acoustic and articulatory evidence from 2-year-olds and adults using ultrasound.” Journal of Phonetics 41.3-4 (2013): 281-295.
Eckman, Fred R., Iverson, Gregory K., and Song, Jae Yung. “The role of hypercorrection in the acquisition of L2 phonemic contrasts.” Second Language Research 29.3 (2013): 257-283.
Song, Jae Yung, Demuth, K., and Shattuck-Hufnagel, S. “The development of acoustic cues to coda contrasts in young children learning American English.” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 131.4 (2012): 3036-50.
Song, Jae Yung, Demuth, K., and Morgan, J. “Effects of the acoustic properties of infant-directed speech on infant word recognition.” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 128.1 (2010): 389-400.
Song, Jae Yung, Sundara, Megha, and Demuth, Katherine. “Phonological Constraints on Children’s Production of English Third Person Singular –s.” Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 52.3 (2009): 623-642.