ProfileLuchang Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics. Her research interests broadly lie in infant/child language acquisition, psycholinguistics, phonetics, speech production and perception. Specifically, she has been doing research with regard to the following topics:
- Speech production: acoustic/experimental phonetics
- Psycholinguistics: how speech (especially phonetic information) is perceived and processed (mainly using behavioral methods with E-prime and eye-tracking)
- Infant/child language acquisition: their phonological development at early stages; infant/child-directed speech (to promote infant/child language development from the perspective of the language environment)
Dr. Wang is working on an internal project in regard to the bootstrapping role of prosody in speech input in child language acquisition. Ph.D. applicants who are interested in related topics are welcome to reach out by email.