Welcome! I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica. I was previously at the Department of Linguistics, New York University, where I received my PhD in September, 2020. My dissertation “Feature systems, inventory structures, and phonological classes” was supervised by Gillian Gallagher.
I am interested in the relationship between speech perception and phonotactics, as well as the typology of phonemic contrasts and inventories. Nasal segments are a recurring theme in my current research. In addition to phonetics and phonology, I also have an interest in natural language processing (NLP), especially in the application of NLP and machine learning tools in answering questions in linguistics.
I am also interested in the phonetics of discourse-level prosody in spontaneous speech in Taiwanese (Taiwan Southern Min), as well as tone sandhi and tonogenesis.
Contact me at shengfu [dot] wang [at] nyu [dot] edu