Cong Zhang

DPhil Student
A photograph of Cong Zhang


I am a DPhil student at the Language and Brain Lab. My DPhil thesis, supervised by Professor Aditi Lahiri, is about the intonational tunes in a tonal langauge -- Tianjin Mandarin.

I have presented parts of my work in various conferences and received awards for my presentations.

I received my Master's degree in Linguistics and Language Acquisition from Newcastle University (UK). There, I worked on a number of projects including child language acquisition, second language acquisition, Mandarin lexical tone perception, etc. 

For my undergraduate degree, I studied Translation and Interpreting at Beijing Foreign Studies University (China). Although my current research is in a totally different field, I still take on literary translations every now and then as a hobby.

My research interests are laboratory phonology, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition. Or anything that involves an element of prosody (lexical tones, intonation, stress, rhythm, etc.)




Praat Scripts:

I have written many Praat scripts to help with my data processing. Some of them have been commented and uploaded. [Here]


Praat script - Point tier for F0 max & min.praat (6.49 KB)
Praat script - duration and f0 collection (by tier name).praat (4.94 KB)
Praat script - duration and f0 collection (by tier number).praat (4.27 KB)
Praat script - save small sounds from long sound - name by file name.praat.praat (5.17 KB)
Praat script - draw f0 and all.praat (8.11 KB)

More can be found in my github repository.


I'm organising a workshop "Unpacking Intonation Data in Tonal Languages" at Speech Prosody 2018 (Poznan, Poland).

If you know how to analyse intonation data in any tonal language and are interested to present at the workshop, please let me know.

My email:
Workshop details:


For more information about me, please visit my personal website:

(Last update: 03 11 2017. 张聪.)