Una Chow

PhD Student
location_on Totem Field Studios
Education

 

MA, Linguistics University of Calgary 2017
BA (Hons), Linguistics University of Calgary 2013

 
Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, University of Calgary 2015
Instructional Skills Workshop, University of Calgary 2014

 

(modified: 2021-Aug-31)


About

 

Hello! I am a fourth-year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

My research interests include acoustic phonetics, tone and intonation, speech variation, and computational phonetics. I am particularly interested in fieldwork in Canadian First Nations languages and experimental work in Sino-Tibetan tone languages.

 

(modified: 2022-Sep-11)


Research

 

My current research projects include

  • Acoustic characteristics of Gitksan consonants
     
  • Discourse meaning of polar question intonation and sentence-final particles in Cantonese

 

(modified: 2022-Sep-11)


Publications

 

Liu, Y., Shamei A., Chow, U. Y., Soo, R., Pineda Mora, G., De Boer, G., & Gick, B. (2020). F0-related head movement in blind versus sighted speakers. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 148(2), EL190–EL194.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2019). An exemplar-based learning model of English sentence intonation. Proceedings of the 33rd Northwest Linguistics Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1–15.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2019). Native, naïve, and exemplar-based perception of statement and question intonation in Cantonese and Mandarin. In S. Calhoun, P. Escudero, M. Tabain, & P. Warren (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019 (pp. 2936–2940). Canberra, Australia: ASSTA Inc.

Chow, U. Y. (2016). L2 transfer of stress, tones, and intonation from Mandarin: A case study. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 29, 19–40.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016). Perception of intonation in Cantonese: Native listeners versus an exemplar-based model. Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association, University of Calgary, Canada.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016). Perception of statement and question intonation: Cantonese versus Mandarin. In C. Carignan & M. D. Tyler (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Parramatta, Australia (pp. 13–16). Canberra, Australia: ASSTA Inc.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016). The role of the final tone in signaling statements and questions in Mandarin. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages, University at Buffalo, USA, 167–171.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2015). Exemplar-based classification of statements and questions in Cantonese. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: the University of Glasgow. Paper number 0987.

Chow, U. Y. (2014). Intonation patterns of double subjects in Mandarin: Evidence in support of a possessive structure. Proceedings of the 30th Northwest Linguistics Conference, Simon Fraser University, Canada, 11–23.

 

Presentations

Chow, U. Y. (2020, December). Acoustic correlates of question-final Cantonese tones. Poster presented at the 12th International Seminar on Speech Production, held virtually.

Chow, U. Y. (2020, December). Random forest classification of Gitksan stops. Poster presented at the 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, held virtually.

Chow, U. Y. (2020, July). Formant frequencies and frication of the ‘fricative vowel’ [ʐ] in Mandarin. Poster presented at the 17th Laboratory Phonology Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Liu, Y., Shamei, A. Chow, U. Y., Pineda G., Angsongna, A., De Boer, G., & Gick, B. (2020, July). Head movement and F0 variation in blind and sighted speakers’ speech. Poster presented at the 17th Laboratory Phonology Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Chow, U. Y. (2020, May). Voice quality of Gitksan ejectives. Poster presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association, held virtually.

Chow, U. Y. (2019, September). An optimality-theoretic analysis of tone sandhi in Shanghai nominal compounds. Poster presented at the 4th NorthWest Phonetics & Phonology Conference, University of Calgary, Canada.

Chow, U. Y. (2019, June). Acoustic properties of plain and glottalized stops in Gitksan. Poster presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Chow, U. Y. (2019, April). Formant analysis of the syllabic [z̩] in Mandarin. Talk presented at the 35th Northwest Linguistics Conference, University of Victoria, Canada.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2018, June). The influence of knowledge of lexical tones on the identification of statements and questions in Cantonese. Talk presented at the 4th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2017, May). An investigation of native and naïve listeners’ perception of Mandarin intonation using exemplar-based simulations. Poster presented at the 3rd NorthWest Phonetics & Phonology Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016, June). An exemplar-based model of English intonation. Talk presented at the Satellite Workshop: A Common Prosody Platform for Comparing Prosodic Theories, 8th International Conference on Speech Prosody, Boston University, USA.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016, April). Creaky voice as a cue in an exemplar-based classification of English statements and questions. Talk presented at the 32nd Northwest Linguistics Conference, University of Washington, USA.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016, March). Perception of intonation in Cantonese: Native listeners versus exemplar-based model. Talk presented at the 3rd Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics, Ohio State University, USA.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2015, June). Perception of statements and questions in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Poster presented at the 1st NorthWest Phonetics & Phonology Conference, University of Oregon, USA.

Chow, U. Y, & Winters, S. J. (2014, November). Designing an exemplar-based computational model of intonation perception of English statements and questions. Talk presented at the Alberta Conference on Linguistics, University of Alberta, Canada.

Chow, U. Y. (2014, June). Intonation patterns of double subjects in Mandarin: Evidence in support of a possessive structure. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Prosody to Commemorate Gösta Bruce, Lund University, Sweden.

 

(modified: 2021-Aug-31)


Awards

Scholarships, Awards, and Grants

Academic

Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (UBC) 2022-2023
Faculty of Arts Graduate Award (UBC) 2018, 2021, 2022-2023
Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS – Doctoral (SSHRC) 2018-2022
Chancellor’s Graduate Medal – Master’s (University of Calgary) 2017
Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship (Alberta) 2014-2017
Faculty of Arts Graduate Scholarship (University of Calgary) 2015
Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship (Alberta) 2015
Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS – Master’s (SSHRC) 2013-2014

Research

JRF Grant for the project on Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology of Gitksan: Co-investigator (Jacobs Research Funds) 2020-2021
ASA Student Grant for research presentation at the Fall 2020 ASA Meeting (Acoustical Society of America) 2020
Best Student Poster: Honourable Mention (Canadian Linguistic Association) 2020
Graduate Research Scholarship (University of Calgary) 2014-2016
Gösta Bruce Scholarship (International Phonetic Association) 2015

Service

Graduate Students’ Association Award for Outstanding Contribution (University of Calgary) 2015
Appreciation Award, Judge of the 5th Feng Hua Trophy Speech Competition (Calgary Chinese Heritage Schools) 2015

 

(modified: 2022-Sep-11)


Teaching & Research Experience

 
Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant (University of Calgary)

TERM    COURSE    DESCRIPTION    INSTRUCTOR
Fall 2016    LING 201    Introduction to Linguistics    A. Burnett
Fall 2016    LING 341    Phonetics I    S. Winters
Fall 2015    LING 303    Phonology I    A. Burnett
Winter 2015    CHIN 317.01    Chinese Civilization    C. Huot
Fall 2014    LING 441    Phonetics II    S. Winters
Fall 2013    LING 201    Introduction to Linguistics    K. Gebregziabher

 

Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant (University of Calgary), 2014-2015
Investigator: Stephen Winters, Linguistics
Project: Identifying the phonetic source of the familiar talker advantage

 

Undergraduate Researcher (University of Calgary), 2013
Supervisor: Stephen Winters, Linguistics
Project: Designing an exemplar-based computational model of intonation perception
 
(Funded by the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience Award)

 

(modified: 2021-Aug-31)


Una Chow

PhD Student
location_on Totem Field Studios
Education

 

MA, Linguistics University of Calgary 2017
BA (Hons), Linguistics University of Calgary 2013

 
Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, University of Calgary 2015
Instructional Skills Workshop, University of Calgary 2014

 

(modified: 2021-Aug-31)


About

 

Hello! I am a fourth-year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

My research interests include acoustic phonetics, tone and intonation, speech variation, and computational phonetics. I am particularly interested in fieldwork in Canadian First Nations languages and experimental work in Sino-Tibetan tone languages.

 

(modified: 2022-Sep-11)


Research

 

My current research projects include

  • Acoustic characteristics of Gitksan consonants
     
  • Discourse meaning of polar question intonation and sentence-final particles in Cantonese

 

(modified: 2022-Sep-11)


Publications

 

Liu, Y., Shamei A., Chow, U. Y., Soo, R., Pineda Mora, G., De Boer, G., & Gick, B. (2020). F0-related head movement in blind versus sighted speakers. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 148(2), EL190–EL194.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2019). An exemplar-based learning model of English sentence intonation. Proceedings of the 33rd Northwest Linguistics Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1–15.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2019). Native, naïve, and exemplar-based perception of statement and question intonation in Cantonese and Mandarin. In S. Calhoun, P. Escudero, M. Tabain, & P. Warren (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019 (pp. 2936–2940). Canberra, Australia: ASSTA Inc.

Chow, U. Y. (2016). L2 transfer of stress, tones, and intonation from Mandarin: A case study. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 29, 19–40.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016). Perception of intonation in Cantonese: Native listeners versus an exemplar-based model. Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association, University of Calgary, Canada.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016). Perception of statement and question intonation: Cantonese versus Mandarin. In C. Carignan & M. D. Tyler (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Parramatta, Australia (pp. 13–16). Canberra, Australia: ASSTA Inc.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016). The role of the final tone in signaling statements and questions in Mandarin. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages, University at Buffalo, USA, 167–171.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2015). Exemplar-based classification of statements and questions in Cantonese. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: the University of Glasgow. Paper number 0987.

Chow, U. Y. (2014). Intonation patterns of double subjects in Mandarin: Evidence in support of a possessive structure. Proceedings of the 30th Northwest Linguistics Conference, Simon Fraser University, Canada, 11–23.

 

Presentations

Chow, U. Y. (2020, December). Acoustic correlates of question-final Cantonese tones. Poster presented at the 12th International Seminar on Speech Production, held virtually.

Chow, U. Y. (2020, December). Random forest classification of Gitksan stops. Poster presented at the 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, held virtually.

Chow, U. Y. (2020, July). Formant frequencies and frication of the ‘fricative vowel’ [ʐ] in Mandarin. Poster presented at the 17th Laboratory Phonology Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Liu, Y., Shamei, A. Chow, U. Y., Pineda G., Angsongna, A., De Boer, G., & Gick, B. (2020, July). Head movement and F0 variation in blind and sighted speakers’ speech. Poster presented at the 17th Laboratory Phonology Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Chow, U. Y. (2020, May). Voice quality of Gitksan ejectives. Poster presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association, held virtually.

Chow, U. Y. (2019, September). An optimality-theoretic analysis of tone sandhi in Shanghai nominal compounds. Poster presented at the 4th NorthWest Phonetics & Phonology Conference, University of Calgary, Canada.

Chow, U. Y. (2019, June). Acoustic properties of plain and glottalized stops in Gitksan. Poster presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Chow, U. Y. (2019, April). Formant analysis of the syllabic [z̩] in Mandarin. Talk presented at the 35th Northwest Linguistics Conference, University of Victoria, Canada.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2018, June). The influence of knowledge of lexical tones on the identification of statements and questions in Cantonese. Talk presented at the 4th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2017, May). An investigation of native and naïve listeners’ perception of Mandarin intonation using exemplar-based simulations. Poster presented at the 3rd NorthWest Phonetics & Phonology Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016, June). An exemplar-based model of English intonation. Talk presented at the Satellite Workshop: A Common Prosody Platform for Comparing Prosodic Theories, 8th International Conference on Speech Prosody, Boston University, USA.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016, April). Creaky voice as a cue in an exemplar-based classification of English statements and questions. Talk presented at the 32nd Northwest Linguistics Conference, University of Washington, USA.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016, March). Perception of intonation in Cantonese: Native listeners versus exemplar-based model. Talk presented at the 3rd Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics, Ohio State University, USA.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2015, June). Perception of statements and questions in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Poster presented at the 1st NorthWest Phonetics & Phonology Conference, University of Oregon, USA.

Chow, U. Y, & Winters, S. J. (2014, November). Designing an exemplar-based computational model of intonation perception of English statements and questions. Talk presented at the Alberta Conference on Linguistics, University of Alberta, Canada.

Chow, U. Y. (2014, June). Intonation patterns of double subjects in Mandarin: Evidence in support of a possessive structure. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Prosody to Commemorate Gösta Bruce, Lund University, Sweden.

 

(modified: 2021-Aug-31)


Awards

Scholarships, Awards, and Grants

Academic

Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (UBC) 2022-2023
Faculty of Arts Graduate Award (UBC) 2018, 2021, 2022-2023
Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS – Doctoral (SSHRC) 2018-2022
Chancellor’s Graduate Medal – Master’s (University of Calgary) 2017
Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship (Alberta) 2014-2017
Faculty of Arts Graduate Scholarship (University of Calgary) 2015
Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship (Alberta) 2015
Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS – Master’s (SSHRC) 2013-2014

Research

JRF Grant for the project on Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology of Gitksan: Co-investigator (Jacobs Research Funds) 2020-2021
ASA Student Grant for research presentation at the Fall 2020 ASA Meeting (Acoustical Society of America) 2020
Best Student Poster: Honourable Mention (Canadian Linguistic Association) 2020
Graduate Research Scholarship (University of Calgary) 2014-2016
Gösta Bruce Scholarship (International Phonetic Association) 2015

Service

Graduate Students’ Association Award for Outstanding Contribution (University of Calgary) 2015
Appreciation Award, Judge of the 5th Feng Hua Trophy Speech Competition (Calgary Chinese Heritage Schools) 2015

 

(modified: 2022-Sep-11)


Teaching & Research Experience

 
Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant (University of Calgary)

TERM    COURSE    DESCRIPTION    INSTRUCTOR
Fall 2016    LING 201    Introduction to Linguistics    A. Burnett
Fall 2016    LING 341    Phonetics I    S. Winters
Fall 2015    LING 303    Phonology I    A. Burnett
Winter 2015    CHIN 317.01    Chinese Civilization    C. Huot
Fall 2014    LING 441    Phonetics II    S. Winters
Fall 2013    LING 201    Introduction to Linguistics    K. Gebregziabher

 

Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant (University of Calgary), 2014-2015
Investigator: Stephen Winters, Linguistics
Project: Identifying the phonetic source of the familiar talker advantage

 

Undergraduate Researcher (University of Calgary), 2013
Supervisor: Stephen Winters, Linguistics
Project: Designing an exemplar-based computational model of intonation perception
 
(Funded by the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience Award)

 

(modified: 2021-Aug-31)


Una Chow

PhD Student
location_on Totem Field Studios
Education

 

MA, Linguistics University of Calgary 2017
BA (Hons), Linguistics University of Calgary 2013

 
Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, University of Calgary 2015
Instructional Skills Workshop, University of Calgary 2014

 

(modified: 2021-Aug-31)

About keyboard_arrow_down

 

Hello! I am a fourth-year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

My research interests include acoustic phonetics, tone and intonation, speech variation, and computational phonetics. I am particularly interested in fieldwork in Canadian First Nations languages and experimental work in Sino-Tibetan tone languages.

 

(modified: 2022-Sep-11)

Research keyboard_arrow_down

 

My current research projects include

  • Acoustic characteristics of Gitksan consonants
     
  • Discourse meaning of polar question intonation and sentence-final particles in Cantonese

 

(modified: 2022-Sep-11)

Publications keyboard_arrow_down

 

Liu, Y., Shamei A., Chow, U. Y., Soo, R., Pineda Mora, G., De Boer, G., & Gick, B. (2020). F0-related head movement in blind versus sighted speakers. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 148(2), EL190–EL194.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2019). An exemplar-based learning model of English sentence intonation. Proceedings of the 33rd Northwest Linguistics Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1–15.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2019). Native, naïve, and exemplar-based perception of statement and question intonation in Cantonese and Mandarin. In S. Calhoun, P. Escudero, M. Tabain, & P. Warren (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019 (pp. 2936–2940). Canberra, Australia: ASSTA Inc.

Chow, U. Y. (2016). L2 transfer of stress, tones, and intonation from Mandarin: A case study. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 29, 19–40.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016). Perception of intonation in Cantonese: Native listeners versus an exemplar-based model. Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association, University of Calgary, Canada.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016). Perception of statement and question intonation: Cantonese versus Mandarin. In C. Carignan & M. D. Tyler (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Parramatta, Australia (pp. 13–16). Canberra, Australia: ASSTA Inc.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016). The role of the final tone in signaling statements and questions in Mandarin. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages, University at Buffalo, USA, 167–171.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2015). Exemplar-based classification of statements and questions in Cantonese. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: the University of Glasgow. Paper number 0987.

Chow, U. Y. (2014). Intonation patterns of double subjects in Mandarin: Evidence in support of a possessive structure. Proceedings of the 30th Northwest Linguistics Conference, Simon Fraser University, Canada, 11–23.

 

Presentations

Chow, U. Y. (2020, December). Acoustic correlates of question-final Cantonese tones. Poster presented at the 12th International Seminar on Speech Production, held virtually.

Chow, U. Y. (2020, December). Random forest classification of Gitksan stops. Poster presented at the 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, held virtually.

Chow, U. Y. (2020, July). Formant frequencies and frication of the ‘fricative vowel’ [ʐ] in Mandarin. Poster presented at the 17th Laboratory Phonology Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Liu, Y., Shamei, A. Chow, U. Y., Pineda G., Angsongna, A., De Boer, G., & Gick, B. (2020, July). Head movement and F0 variation in blind and sighted speakers’ speech. Poster presented at the 17th Laboratory Phonology Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Chow, U. Y. (2020, May). Voice quality of Gitksan ejectives. Poster presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association, held virtually.

Chow, U. Y. (2019, September). An optimality-theoretic analysis of tone sandhi in Shanghai nominal compounds. Poster presented at the 4th NorthWest Phonetics & Phonology Conference, University of Calgary, Canada.

Chow, U. Y. (2019, June). Acoustic properties of plain and glottalized stops in Gitksan. Poster presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Chow, U. Y. (2019, April). Formant analysis of the syllabic [z̩] in Mandarin. Talk presented at the 35th Northwest Linguistics Conference, University of Victoria, Canada.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2018, June). The influence of knowledge of lexical tones on the identification of statements and questions in Cantonese. Talk presented at the 4th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2017, May). An investigation of native and naïve listeners’ perception of Mandarin intonation using exemplar-based simulations. Poster presented at the 3rd NorthWest Phonetics & Phonology Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016, June). An exemplar-based model of English intonation. Talk presented at the Satellite Workshop: A Common Prosody Platform for Comparing Prosodic Theories, 8th International Conference on Speech Prosody, Boston University, USA.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016, April). Creaky voice as a cue in an exemplar-based classification of English statements and questions. Talk presented at the 32nd Northwest Linguistics Conference, University of Washington, USA.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2016, March). Perception of intonation in Cantonese: Native listeners versus exemplar-based model. Talk presented at the 3rd Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics, Ohio State University, USA.

Chow, U. Y., & Winters, S. J. (2015, June). Perception of statements and questions in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Poster presented at the 1st NorthWest Phonetics & Phonology Conference, University of Oregon, USA.

Chow, U. Y, & Winters, S. J. (2014, November). Designing an exemplar-based computational model of intonation perception of English statements and questions. Talk presented at the Alberta Conference on Linguistics, University of Alberta, Canada.

Chow, U. Y. (2014, June). Intonation patterns of double subjects in Mandarin: Evidence in support of a possessive structure. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Prosody to Commemorate Gösta Bruce, Lund University, Sweden.

 

(modified: 2021-Aug-31)

Awards keyboard_arrow_down

Scholarships, Awards, and Grants

Academic

Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (UBC) 2022-2023
Faculty of Arts Graduate Award (UBC) 2018, 2021, 2022-2023
Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS – Doctoral (SSHRC) 2018-2022
Chancellor’s Graduate Medal – Master’s (University of Calgary) 2017
Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship (Alberta) 2014-2017
Faculty of Arts Graduate Scholarship (University of Calgary) 2015
Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship (Alberta) 2015
Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS – Master’s (SSHRC) 2013-2014

Research

JRF Grant for the project on Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology of Gitksan: Co-investigator (Jacobs Research Funds) 2020-2021
ASA Student Grant for research presentation at the Fall 2020 ASA Meeting (Acoustical Society of America) 2020
Best Student Poster: Honourable Mention (Canadian Linguistic Association) 2020
Graduate Research Scholarship (University of Calgary) 2014-2016
Gösta Bruce Scholarship (International Phonetic Association) 2015

Service

Graduate Students’ Association Award for Outstanding Contribution (University of Calgary) 2015
Appreciation Award, Judge of the 5th Feng Hua Trophy Speech Competition (Calgary Chinese Heritage Schools) 2015

 

(modified: 2022-Sep-11)

Teaching & Research Experience keyboard_arrow_down

 
Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant (University of Calgary)

TERM    COURSE    DESCRIPTION    INSTRUCTOR
Fall 2016    LING 201    Introduction to Linguistics    A. Burnett
Fall 2016    LING 341    Phonetics I    S. Winters
Fall 2015    LING 303    Phonology I    A. Burnett
Winter 2015    CHIN 317.01    Chinese Civilization    C. Huot
Fall 2014    LING 441    Phonetics II    S. Winters
Fall 2013    LING 201    Introduction to Linguistics    K. Gebregziabher

 

Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant (University of Calgary), 2014-2015
Investigator: Stephen Winters, Linguistics
Project: Identifying the phonetic source of the familiar talker advantage

 

Undergraduate Researcher (University of Calgary), 2013
Supervisor: Stephen Winters, Linguistics
Project: Designing an exemplar-based computational model of intonation perception
 
(Funded by the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience Award)

 

(modified: 2021-Aug-31)