Welcome to the research hub dedicated to exploring the intricate realms of linguistics, phonetics, and human-robot interaction. Our interdisciplinary team delves into the fascinating domains of computational modeling, speech perception, and cross-linguistic studies, with a strong emphasis on enriching our understanding of human communication.
At the heart of our endeavors lies a passion for unraveling the mysteries of language. Our research areas span across:
Phonetics and Phonology: We unravel the intricate nuances of sound, exploring how speech is produced, perceived, and understood across various languages. Our team dives deep into the phonetic and phonological structures that underpin effective communication.
Computational Modeling: Armed with cutting-edge technology, we embark on a journey to simulate and replicate linguistic data through innovative computational models. Our aim is to decode the underlying mechanics of language processing, shedding light on the cognitive processes that shape communication.
Human-Robot Interaction: In an ever-evolving world, we investigate the dynamic interplay between humans and robots, seeking to enhance the synergy between these entities. Our research contributes to the development of intelligent, responsive robots that seamlessly integrate into human environments.
Our research team proudly explores a diverse range of languages, including Chongming Chinese, Nanjing Chinese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, and English. By examining speech perception and production across these languages, we gain invaluable insights into the universality and distinctiveness of linguistic patterns.
Pushing the boundaries of our field, we've embarked on groundbreaking ventures in clinical linguistics. Our focus on speech prosody in Cantonese-speaking children, both with and without autism, reflects our commitment to making impactful contributions to real-world challenges. Through our research, we aim to enrich the lives of individuals by fostering effective communication and understanding.
We take pride in our innovative approach to training and communication enhancement. Our team has designed specialized speech and musical training programs aimed at harnessing the power of prosody to convey information structure effectively. By bridging the gap between research and practical application, we empower individuals to communicate with greater clarity and depth.
In a bid to make a difference, our research has led us to the realm of robotics. We've developed pioneering robot-assisted training programs tailored specifically for autistic children. Through these programs, we aim to provide unique avenues for skill development, interaction, and engagement, ultimately fostering growth and well-being.
We invite you to join us on this exhilarating journey of discovery, innovation, and transformation. Whether you're a fellow researcher, a student, a linguistics enthusiast, or someone passionate about the intersection of technology and human interaction, we welcome you to explore our findings, engage with our projects, and be part of the future of linguistic exploration and human-robot interaction.
Contact us to learn more about our ongoing projects, collaborations, and how you can be part of shaping the way we understand and engage with language and technology.