I am a PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Kansas.
My research interests fall within the areas of phonology and phonetics, and in particular the questions related to:
- models of speaker’s phonological/phonetic knowledge
- factors that shape phonological typology
I address these questions by looking at the phonotactics in Chinese languages.
Here is my CV.
Gong, S. (2022, February). The phonotactic knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Invited talk at Séminaires de Recherches en Phonétique et Phonologie. Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3.
Gong, S. & Zhang, J. (2022, January). The OCP effects in phonological learning. Conference presentation at the 19th Old World Conference on Phonology. The University of Deusto, Donostia, Spain.
Gong, S. & Zhang, J. (2021). Modelling Mandarin speakers' phonotactic knowledge. Phonology, 38(2), 241-275.
Gong, S., Zhang, J., & Fiorentino, R. (2021, June). Phonological well-formedness constraints in Mandarin: Evidence from lexical decision. Conference presentation at the 33rd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA.
Gong, S. & Zhang, J. (2019, October). Gradient acceptability in Mandarin nonword judgment. Conference presentation at the 7th Annual Meeting on Phonology. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, USA.
Gong, S. & Zhang, J. (2019, October). Gradient acceptability in Mandarin nonword judgment. Conference presentation at the 24th Annual Mid-Continental Phonetics & Phonology Conference. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, USA.
Gong, S. & Zhang, J. (2019, May). The gradient acceptability in Mandarin nonword judgment. Conference presentation at the 27th Annual Meeting of International Association of Chinese Linguistics. Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Kobe, Japan.
Gong, S. (2018, June). Grammaticality and lexical statistics in Mandarin phonotactics. Conference presentation at LabPhon 16 satellite workshop. University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.
Gong, S. (2018). Grammaticality and lexical statistics in Chinese unnatural phonotactics. UCL Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 30.
Gong, S. (2016, December). OCP and the naturalness of phonotactic constraints in Chinese languages. Conference presentation at the 7th International Conference on Formal Linguistics. Nankai University, Tianjin, China.
Gong, S. (2016, July). OCP effects on syllable gaps in Chinese languages. Conference presentation at the 24th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics. Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China.
Drill Instructor for CHIN204/208 Intermediate Chinese (Fall 2021 - present)
Lecturer for CHIN108 Elementary Chinese (Summer 2021)
Drill Instructor for CHIN104/108 Elementary Chinese (Fall 2019 - Spring 2021)
Instructor for ANTH/LING106 Introductory Linguistics (Summer 2019)
Teaching Assistant for ANTH/LING106 Introductory Linguistics (Fall 2017 - Spring 2019)
I wish to become a theoretical linguist phonologist.
I collect and analyze meteorological data from GFS and ECMWF, and write critical weather event reviews to Chinese Meteorological Enthusiasts, an emerging online self-media followed by 9 million audiences.
I also read history and geography.
I travel extensively these years. I lived in Changsha, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Sydney, and London. I now settle down in Lawrence, KS, USA.
1541 Lilac Lane
Blake Hall, Room 427
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129