Yu-Xian (Claire) Huang
- Research Interests
Phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics
- Thesis Overview
My DPhil thesis looks at how adult speakers modulate their speech when speaking to a dog. Speakers tend to shift styles in different contexts and toward different recipients, e.g., when addressing young children (Child-directed speech) or pets (Dog-directed speech). I examine the phonetic features, focusing on prosody, and other linguistic variables in dog-directed speech and I look at whether the variables of the speakers, including genders, cultures, languages, and different experimental settings and timing affect the register.
Paper IX: Phonetics and Phonology