Research

My most updated CV can be found in here

Publications (*student collaborator)

Li, F. (Accepted) The dvelopment of gender-specific patterns in the production of voiceless sibilant fricatives in Mandarin Chinese. Linguistics.

Li, F., & Munson, B. (2016) The development of voiceless sibilant fricatives in Putonghua-speaking children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59, 699-712. [PDF]

Li, F., Rendall, D., Vasey, P., Kinsman, M., Ward-Sutherland, A., & Diano, G. (2016) The development of sex/gender-specific /s/ and its relationship to gender identity in children and adolescents. Journal of Phonetics, 57, 59-70. [PDF]

*Netelenbos, N, Li. F., & Rosen, N. (2016) Stop consonant production of French immersion students in Western Canada: A study of voice onset time. International Journal of Bilingualism, 20(3), 346-357. [PDF]

*Turner, J., *Netelenbos, N., Rosen, N., & Li, F. (2015) Stop consonant production by French-English bilingual children in Southern Alberta. Proceedings of the XVIIIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 10 -14 August 2015, Glasgow, Scotland. [PDF]

Gonzalez, C. L., Li. F., *Mills, K. L., Rosen, N., & Gibb, R. (2014) Speech in action: Degree of hand preference for grasping predicts speech articulation competence in children. Frontier in Psychology: Developmental Psychology, 5, 1267.doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01267. [PDF]

Gonzalez, C. L., *Mills, K. J., Inge, G., Li, F., Piquette, N., Rosen, N., Gibb, R. (2014) Getting the right grasp on executive function. Frontiers in Psychology: Developmental Psychology, 5, 285.doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00285.[PDF]

Beckman, M. E., Li, F., Kong, E. J., & Edwards, J. (2014) Aligning the timelines of phonological acquisition and change. Laboratory Phonology, 5(1), 151- 194.[PDF]

*Netelenbos, N. & Li, F. (2013) The production and perception of voice onset time in English-speaking children enrolled in a French-immersion program. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech), Lyon, France, pp.2380-2383. [PDF]

*Kinsman, M. & Li, F. (2013) The relationship between gender-differentiated productions of /s/ and gender role behaviour in young children. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech), Lyon, France, pp.1283-1286. [PDF]

Li, F. (2013) The effect of speakers’ sex on voice onset time in Mandarin stops. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133(2), EL 142-147. [PDF]

Li, F. (2012) Language specific developmental differences in speech production: A cross-language acoustic study. Child Development, 83(4), 1303-1315. [PDF]

Li, F., Munson, B., Edwards, J., Yoneyama, K.& Hall, K.(2011) Language specificity in the perception of voiceless sibilant fricatives in Japanese and English: Implications for cross-language differences in speech-sound development. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 129(2), 999-1011. [PDF]

Li, F., Edwards, J., and Beckman, M. E. (2009) Contrast and covert contrast: The phonetic development of voiceless sibilant fricatives in English and Japanese toddlers. Journal of Phonetics. 37, 111-124. [PDF]

Li, F., Edwards, J., and Beckman, M. E. (2007) Spectral measures for sibilant fricatives of English, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese. Proceedings of the XVIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 6 -10 August 2007, Saarbruecken, Germany. [PDF]

Li, F. (2005) An acoustic study on feminine accent in the Beijing Dialect. Proceedings of the 17th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. June, 2005, Montery, CA, USA.

Li, Z. Gao, Y. and Li, F. (2004) Appraisal and modesty -- self-identity construction in personal statements. The Social Psychology of English Learning by Chinese College Students. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. 227-248.

Gao, Y. and Li, F. (2001) Self-e.acing, boasting, and truthful Self-Praise -Presentation and construction of self in Chinese students' personal statements. Intercultural communication: exploration and practice. Proceedings of China's 4th Symposium on Intercultural Communication. 2001, Xi'an,China. 235-254.

Current projects

  1. Phonetic development of fricatives. This is part of the paidologos project which focuses on cross-language comparison of children's phonological development in different languages, for which, I continue my collaborations with Mary Beckman, Jan Edwards, Ben Munson, Eunjong Kong, and Jeff Holliday
  2. Gendered speech in English and Mandarin Chinese. The second direction of my research is gendered speech and its relation to gender identity formation in children. Through collaboration with Drew Rendall and Paul Vasey, we are exploring how much of gendered speech is determined by gender identity and how much can be attributed to anatomical or biological differences between the two sexes.  
  3. Bilingual children's speech development. Now, my research has moved to a new direction -- bilingual children's speech development. I collaborate with Nicole Rosen, the local French immersion elementary school, and the Francophone school to study English-French bilinguals in Southern Alberta.
  4. Relationship between speech articulation and handedness in children.  Claudia Gonzalez and I started a series of collaborative research to probe the link between motor control and speech production in children. We have found that  greater proficiency in fricative production is correlated with higher frequency of right-hand use in reaching for food. We are in the process of extending the study to adults.
  5. Speech production in children with cochlear implants.  I am also working with Ferenc Bunta on Spanish-English bilingual children who received cochlear implants to investigate the interplay between input and bilingualism. 
© Fangfang Li 2015