Cong Zhang

DPhil Student
A photograph of Cong Zhang


I am a DPhil student (passed my viva on 1st May 2018) at the Language and Brain Lab. My DPhil thesis, supervised by Professor Aditi Lahiri, is about the intonational tunes in a tonal language -- 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.)

For more information about me, please visit my personal website:
- My website has a list of Praat scripts and R scripts that may be useful to your research: Resources
- Here is my CV. I try my best to keep it updated; however, at times, it's a bit older than I'd like it to be.

(Last update: 25/6/2018. 张聪.)