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  • kailezhang@um.edu.mo

Ph.D., Linguistics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK

  • Distinguished Ph. D.Thesis Award, HK PolyU, 2020
  • Best Student Paper Award, PCC, 2018
  • Travel Award, INTERSPEECH, 2017
  • Outstanding Graduate Award, CUHK, 2015
  • National Scholarship, Ministry of Education of China, 2013

Speech perception, neurolinguistics, language acquisition, EEG

Zhang, K., Wang, X. and Peng, G. (2017). Normalization of lexical tones and nonlinguistic pitch contours: Implications for speech-specific processing mechanisms. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141 (1), 38-49, doi:10.1121/1.4973414.

Zhang, K., Peng, G., Li, Y., Minett, J. W., and Wang, W. S-Y. (2018). The effect of speech variability on tonal language speakers’ second language lexical tone learning. Frontiers in Psychology. 9:1982.

Zhang, K., Sjerps, M. J., and Peng, G. (2021). Integral perception, but separate processing: The perceptual normalization of lexical tones and vowels. Neuropsychologia, vol. 156, p. 107839.

Zhang, K. and Peng, G. (2021). The time course of normalizing speech variability in vowels. Brain and Language 222, 105028. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2021.105028.

Tao, R., Zhang, K., and Peng, G. (2021). Music does not facilitate lexical tone normalization: A speech-specific perceptual process. Front. Psychol. 12, 1–14. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.717110. (co-first authors)