Cong Zhang

DPhil Student
A photograph of Cong Zhang


I started my DPhil study in 2013. My DPhil thesis is about the tunes of Tianjin Mandarin and how to plan tunes before production. My supervisor is Professor Aditi Lahiri.

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.

Apart from my DPhil studies, I am also doing work on L2 Mandarin fluency with Dr. Clare Wright from the University of Reading. We have presented the results in several conferences and talks. Some of our early-stage results can also be found in our 2014 paper and the 2015 conference proceeding below.




Praat Scripts:


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)


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(Last update: 19 Jun 2017. 张聪.)