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.

  • Teaching

Paper IX: Phonetics and Phonology


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