Refereed Journal Articles

Dilley, L, Gamache, J., Wang, Y., Houston, D. M., & Bergeson, T. (2019). Statistical distributions of consonant variants in infant-directed speech: /t/ is exceptional. Journal of Phonetics, 75, 73-87.

Wang, Y., Shafto, C., & Houston, D. (2018). Attention to speech and spoken language development in deaf children with cochlear implants: A ten-year longitudinal study. Developmental Science. Advance online publication [Video abstract link].

Wang, Y., Bergeson, T., & Houston, D. (2018). Preference for infant-directed speech in infants with hearing aids: effects of early auditory experience. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61(9),2431-2439. doi:10.1044/2018_JSLHR-H-18-0086

Wang, Y., & Houston, D. (2018). Attention to speech, speech perception, and referential learning. Commentary on Janet Werker’s keynote article “Perceptual beginnings to language acquisition”. Applied Psycholinguistics, 39(4), 764-768. doi:10.1017/S0142716418000231

Wang, Y., Bergeson, T., & Houston, D. (2017). Infant-directed speech enhances attention to speech in deaf infants with cochlear implants. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 3321-3333. doi:10.1044/2017_JSLHR-H-17-0149

Wang, Y., Llanos, F., & Seidl, A. (2017). Infants adapt to speaking rate differences in word segmentation. The Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 141(4), 2569-2578. DOI: 10.1121/1.4979704

Wang, Y., Lee, C., & Houston, D. (2016). Infant-directed speech reduces English-learning infants’ preference for trochaic words. The Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 140(6), 4101-4110. DOI: 10.1121/1.4968793

Wang, Y., & Seidl, A. (2016). Twenty-four-month-olds’ perception of word-medial onsets and codas. Language Learning and Development, 12(4), 447-460DOI:10.1080/15475441.2016.1150185

Wang, Y., Seidl, A., & Cristia, A. (2015). Acoustic-phonetic differences between infant- and adult-directed speech: The role of stress and utterance position. Journal of Child Language, 42(04), 821-842. DOI:10.1017/S0305000914000439

Wang, Y., & Seidl, A. (2015). The learnability of phonotactic patterns in onset and coda positions. Language Learning and Development, 11(1), 1-17. DOI:10.1080/15475441.2013.876270

Seidl, A., French, B., Wang, Y., & Cristia, A. (2014). Toward establishing continuity in linguistic skills within early infancy, Language Learning, 64(s2), 165-183. DOI: 10.1111/lang.12059

Wang, Y. (2009). 英汉语重音节律分析 “Metrical analysis of stress in English and Mandarin”. Journal of Jishou University, 30, 102-105.

Invited Book Chapters

Wang, Y., Houston, D. M., & Seidl, A. (2019). Acoustic properties of Infant-directed speech. In S. Fruhholz, & P. Belin (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Voice Perception (pp.93-116). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Wang, Y., Seidl, A., & Cristia, A. (2016). Acoustic characteristics of infant-directed speech as a function of prosodic typology. In J. Heinz, R. Goedemans, & H. van de Hulst (Eds.), Dimensions of Phonological Stress. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.

Conference Proceedings

Dmitrieva, O., Law, W., Lin, M., Wang, Y., Conklin, J., & Kentner, A. (2015). Language attitudes and listener-oriented properties in non-native speech. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: the University of Glasgow. ISBN 978-0-85261-941-4. Online preview retrieved from

Wang, Y. (2014). The role of the input in young children’s production is modulated by syllable position. Proceeding of 9th Purdue Linguistic Association Symposium, 38-45.