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Welcome! I am a third-year graduate student at the Department of Linguistics at New York University.

Working mainly on Taiwanese (Taiwan Southern Min), my research in the past focused on the phonetics of discourse-level prosody in spontaneous speech. Currently, I am expanding my research interests to tone sandhi, phonotactics, and word segmentation. I am also interested in the application of computational methods in modeling phonological acquisition.

Under the supervision of my advisor, Gillian Gallagher, I have started a project on the phonotactics of nasality and voicing in Taiwanese.

In addition to phonetics and phonology, I have also developed an interest in semantics since coming to NYU. Distributivity, quantifier scope, and genericity are the topics that I am particularly interested in.

Contact me at shengfu [dot] wang [at] nyu [dot] edu