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Chao-Yang Lee

Chao-Yang Lee

Chao-Yang Lee is a speech-language scientist studying the acoustics and perception of speech. He is an editor for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. His teaching has been recognized by the University Professor Award. He also serves as the Coordinator of Undergraduate Education and Director of Studies for the Honors Tutorial College Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders


· PhD, Cognitive Science, Brown University

· AM, Linguistics, Brown University

· BS, Psychology, National Chengchi University

Research/Professional Interests

· Speech perception

· Acoustic phonetics

Teaching Experience

· CSD 1080 Introduction to Communication Disorders

· CSD 2080 Phonetics

· CSD 2500 Speech Science

· CSD 6520 Experimental Phonetics


· Wiener, S., Lee, C.-Y., & Tao, L. (2019). Statistical regularities affect perception of second language speech: Evidence from classroom learners of Mandarin Chinese. Language Learning, 69, 527-558. doi: 10.1111/lang.12342

· Lee, C.-Y., & Zhang, Y. (2018). Processing lexical and speaker information in repetition and semantic/associative priming. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 47, 65-78. doi: 10.1007/s10936-017-9514-y

· Jeng, F.-C., Lee, C.-Y., McDonald, T. N., Ganch, H. M., Teets, E. A., & Hart, B. N. (2017). Subcortical frequency-coding errors are linked to speaker-variability intolerance in normal-hearing adults. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express Letters, 142, EL270-275. doi: 10.1121/1.5002150

· Lee, C.-Y., Lekich, A., & Zhang, Y. (2014). Perception of pitch height in lexical and musical tones by English-speaking musicians and non-musicians. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135, 1607-1615, doi: 10.1121/1.4864473

· Lee, C.-Y., Zhang, Y., & Li, X. (2014). Acoustic characteristics of Mandarin voiceless fricatives. Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 42, 150-171.

· Weeks, J. W., Lee, C.-Y., Reilly, A. R., Howell, A. N., France, C., Kowalsky, J. M., & Bush, A. (2012). “The Sound of fear”: Assessing vocal fundamental frequency as a physiological indicator of social anxiety disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26, 811-822, doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2012.07.005

· Lee, C.-Y., Tao, L., and Bond, Z. S. (2010). Identification of multi-speaker Mandarin tones in noise by native and non-native listeners. Speech Communication, 52, 900-910. doi: 10.1016/j.specom.2010.01.004

· Lee, C.-Y., Tao, L., and Bond, Z. S. (2009). Speaker variability and context in the identification of fragmented Mandarin tones by native and non-native listeners. Journal of Phonetics, 37, 1-15, doi: 10.1016/j.wocn.2008.08.001

· Lee, C.-Y. (2007). Does horse activate mother? Processing lexical tone in form priming. Language and Speech, 50, 101-123, doi: 10.1177/00238309070500010501

Awards and Honors

· University Professor, Ohio University, 2016-17

· James Bruning Teaching Fellow, Ohio University, 2014-15

· Ann Campbell Brown Distinguished Service Award, Ohio University Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, 2013-14

· University Professor, Ohio University, 2005-06

· Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Acoustical Society of America, 2001-02

University/Professional Service

· Editor (Speech Section), Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

· Coordinator of Undergraduate Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Ohio University

· Director of Studies, Honors Tutorial College Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Ohio University