Refereed Journal Articles

Dilley, L., Lehet, M., Wieland, E., Arjmandi, M., Kondaurava, M., Wang, Y., Reed, J., Svirsky, M., Houston, D., Bergeson, T. (in press). Individual differences in mothers’ spontaneous infant-directed speech predict language attainment in children with cochlear implants. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Science.

Wang, Y., Williams, R., Dilley, L., & Houston, D. (2020). A meta-analysis of the predictability of LENA automated measures for child language. Developmental Review, 57, online advance.

Wang, Y., Bergeson, T., & Houston, D. (2020). Lexical repetition properties of caregiver speech and language development in children with cochlear implants. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63(3), 872-884.

The ManyBabies Consortium. (2020). Quantifying sources of variability in infancy research using the infant-directed speech preference. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 3(1), 24-52.

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.