Monthly Archives: May 2016

18 May CHILL lecture by Wang Man “Experimental approach to language production of Mandarin”


Chinese Linguistics in Leiden



Last Lecture of the 2016 Spring Series!


All welcome!


18 May 2016


15:15-16:30, De Vrieshof 1/001



WANG Man (Leiden)


“Experimental approach to language production of Mandarin”


Most psycholinguistic models of speech production agree on an earlier semantic processing stage and a later word-form encoding stage. These models are mainly based on evidence from West Germanic languages, where orthographic and phonological forms are less differentiated. However, languages using logographic scripts (e.g. Mandarin) show a highly arbitrary grapheme-to-phoneme correspondence. This phenomenon raises the issue to what extent current psycholinguistic models are capable of accounting for cross-linguistic differences. In this talk, I will discuss the time course of Mandarin production and the generalizability of current language production models.



More to come in the Fall of 2016!


CHILL! cancellation talk planned for 4 May

The Chinese Linguistics talk planned for Wednesday 4 May has been cancelled.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.