Yoonjeong Lee:
Yoonjeong Lee

Yoonjeong Lee
[junɕʌŋ li]

Yoonjeong Cynthia Lee
Department of Head and Neck Surgery
UCLA School of Medicine
31-19 Rehabilitation Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1794

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June 2018-Present





​2012-2018 


2012-2014


   
2008-2012                                


2004-2007






July 2015
May 2015
Aug. 2013

2012-2017     

2008-2009
2005-2007        



June 2018-Present 
  
Sept. 2015-May 2018

Aug. 2015-May 2018 

Aug. 2014-Aug. 2015      


Feb. 2008-July 2013  






In preparation

Under revision

Accepted


2018


2014


2011



2015    


2013


2011




Januaray 4, 2019


November 8, 2018


December 4, 2017


December 1, ​2016



October 14, 2016


July 17, 2016


August 10, 2015


August 9, 2015


June 30, 2015


October 2, 2014 


September 6, 2014


June 6, 2013



June 4, 2012

August 21, 2011




Fall 2013
Summer 2013
Summer 2013   




2013-2014, Spring 2016         



2014-2015, 2017-2018

2017-2018
2017
​​October 2016
May 2015        

March 2015   

2014-2015



2016-Present
2015-Present
2013-Present
2012-Present
Academic Employment
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Head and Neck Surgery
University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA


Education
Ph.D.  in Linguistics, University of Southern California, California, USA
  • Dissertation: The prosodic substrate of consonant and tone dynamics
  • Committee: Louis Goldstein, Dani Byrd (Co-Chairs), Khalil Iskarous and Sandrah Eckel
M.A. in Linguistics, University of Southern California, California, USA
  • Thesis: Resolving lexical ambiguity using sub-phonemic duration cues: Did you hear “place kin” or “play skin”?
  • Committee: Elsi Kaiser, Louis Goldstein (Co-Chairs) and Dani Byrd
M.A. in English Linguistics, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
  • Thesis: Effects of prosodic strengthening and lexical boundary on /s/-stop sequences in English
  • Committee: Sahyang Kim (Chair), Taehong Cho and Shinwoong Lee
B.A. (early graduation) in English Language and Literature, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea
  • Undergraduate Thesis: Some notes on L1 and L2 English production – acoustic signatures of the foreign segment production
    

​Honors and Awards
GSG Travel Grant, Graduate Student Government, University of Southern California
IPA Student Award for ICPhS-2015, International Phonetic Association [link]
Best student paper award in Speech Communication – second place, International Congress of Acoustics 2013 in Montreal [link]
Dornsife Doctoral Fellowship, The Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California
University Fellowship, The Department of English Language and Literature, Hanyang University
Scholarship, The Department of English Language and Literature, Chungnam National University


Research Experience
Postdoctoral Scholar at University of California, Los Angeles, for Professor Jody Kreiman (UCLA Bureau of Glottal Affairs)
MRI Acquisition Team, Speech Production and Articulation kNowledge group at University of Southern California with Professor Shrikanth Narayanan (USC SPAN group)  
Research Assistant at University of Southern California for Professor Dani Byrd (Prosody and articulatory dynamics in spoken language / funded by NIH)
Research Assistant at University of Southern California for Professor Louis Goldstein (ToPIQQ: Tonal Placement – the Interaction of Qualitative and Quantitative Factors / funded by the Volkswagenstiftung)
Research Assistant at Hanyang University for Professor Taehong Cho (Interface between phonetics and phonology/prosody: acoustic and articulatory patterns of hyper-articulated speech in Korean and English)


Publications
Journal Articles
Yoonjeong Lee, Louis Goldstein and Dani Byrd. The role of prosodic structure in modulating consonant-tone interaction.
Yoonjeong Lee, Elsi Kaiser and Louis Goldstein. I scream for ice cream: Resolving lexical ambiguity with sub-phonemic information. Language and Speech​.
Miran Oh and Yoonjeong LeeACT: An Automatic Centroid Tracking tool for analyzing vocal tract actions in MRI speech production dataThe Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Express Letters.
Yoonjeong Lee, Samantha Gordon Danner, Benjamin Parrell, Sungbok Lee, Louis Goldstein and Dani Byrd. Articulatory, acoustic, and prosodic accommodation in a cooperative maze navigation task. PLoS ONE​, 13(8): e0201444. [pdf.] [open access]
Taehong Cho, Yoonjeong Lee and Sahyang Kim. Prosodic strengthening in V#sCV versus Vs#CV and its effect on phonetic implementation of an allophonic rule in English. Journal of Phonetics, 46, 128-146. [pdf.] [open access]
Taehong Cho, Yoonjeong Lee and Sahyang Kim. Communicatively driven versus prosodically driven hyper-articulation in Korean. Journal of Phonetics, 39, 344–361. [pdf.]

Conference Proceedings
Yoonjeong Lee, Louis Goldstein and Shrikanth Narayanan. Systematic variation in the articulation of the Korean liquid across prosodic positions. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. [pdf.]
Yoonjeong Lee. Effects of prosodic strengthening on /s/-stop sequences in English. Proceedings of the 21st International Congress on Acoustics with 165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and 52nd Meeting of the Canadian Acoustical Association. [pdf.]
Yoonjeong Lee. Prosodic strengthening of /sCV/ sequences in English. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. [pdf.]


Conference Presentations and Abstracts
Yoonjeong Lee, Louis Goldstein and Dani Byrd. Dynamical systems model of prosodic asymmetries in the co-expression of phrasal and segmental tone. Talk to appear at the Linguistic Society of America 2019 Annual Meeting in New York City, New York, USA.
Yoonjeong Lee and Louis Goldstein. The role of vertical larynx movement in the tense-lax contrast of Seoul Korean stops across phrasal position. Poster to be presented at the 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Voctoria, Canada. 
Yoonjeong Lee and Louis Goldstein. Prosodic asymmetry in phonetic reorganization of Seoul Korean 3-way voiceless stop contrast. Poster presented at the 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. [abstract] [poster]
Yoonjeong Lee, Samantha Gordon Danner, Benjamin Parrell, Sungbok Lee, Louis Goldstein and Dani Byrd. Acoustic and articulatory measures of prosodic convergence in a cooperative maze navigation task. Poster presented at the 5th Joint Meeting Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. [abstract] [poster]
Yoonjeong Lee and Louis Goldstein. Global and local interaction of consonant type and tone in the Korean Accentual Phrase. Poster presented at the 24th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference in Tokyo, Japan. [abstract] [poster]
Yoonjeong Lee, Samantha Gordon Danner, Benjamin Parrell, Sungbok Lee, Louis Goldstein and Dani Byrd. Prosodic convergence during and after a cooperative maze task. Poster presented at the 15th Conference on Laboratory Phonology in Ithaca, New York, USA. [abstract] [poster]
Yoonjeong Lee, Louis Goldstein and Shrikanth Narayanan. Systematic variation in the articulation of the Korean liquid across prosodic positions. Talk given at the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences in Glasgow, Scotland. [slides] (See Proceedings above.)
Yoonjeong Lee and Louis Goldstein. Tonal targets for the Seoul Korean Accentual Phrase across various phonological contexts. Talk given at the ToPIQQ project meeting pre-ICPhS 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Yoonjeong Lee, Louis Goldstein and Shrikanth Narayanan. Articulatory characteristics of Korean liquid production: Position-sensitive realization. Poster presented at Phonetics and Phonology in Europe 2015 in Cambridge, England. [abstract] [poster]
Yoonjeong Lee, Elsi Kaiser and Louis Goldstein. I scream for ice cream: Resolving lexical ambiguity with sub-phonemic cues. Poster presented at the 9th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. [abstract] [poster]
Yoonjeong Lee, Elsi Kaiser and Louis Goldstein. Resolving lexical ambiguity using sub-phonemic duration cues: did you hear “place kin” or “play skin”? Poster presented at the 20th Architecture and Mechanisms for Language Processing in Edinburgh, Scotland. [abstract] [poster]
Yoonjeong Lee. (Best student paper award in Speech Communication – second place) Effects of prosodic strengthening on /s/-stop sequences in English. Poster presented at the 21st International Congress on Acoustics / 165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America / 52nd Meeting of the Canadian Acoustical Association in Montreal, Canada. [poster] (See Proceedings above.)
Yoonjeong Lee​. Effects of prosodic strengthening and lexical boundary on /s/-stop sequences in English. Invited talk given at the Chungnam National University in Daejeon, Korea.
Yoonjeong Lee. Prosodic strengthening of /sCV/ sequences in English. Talk given at the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences in Hong Kong, China. (See Proceedings above.)


Pedagogical Education
Completion of Practicum in Teaching the Liberal Arts: Linguistics at University of Southern California
Completion of Dornsife College TA training Program at University of Southern California
Completion of International TA training from the Center for Excellence in Teaching at University of Southern California


Teaching Experience
Teaching Assistant for the G.E. course LING 275 Language and Mind at University of Southern California (Instructors: Profs. Elsi Kaiser & Rachel Walker, Profs. Toby Mintz & Barry Schein)    


Service
Graduate Student Government Representative, Graduate Students in Linguistics, University of Southern California
Colloquium Coordinator, Graduate Students in Linguistics, University of Southern California
Conference Abstract Reviewer, Phonetics and Phonology in Europe 2017  
Student Volunteer, 2016 Annual Meeting on Phonology at the University of Southern California
Representative for Speech Communication, ASA Student Council, The 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Student Volunteer, 28th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing at the University of Southern California​
Event Coordinator, Graduate Students in Linguistics, University of Southern California


​Professional Societies
Member, Association for Laboratory Phonology
Member, International Phonetic Association
Member, Linguistic Society of America
Student Member, Acoustical Society of America


Professional Skills    
Data acquisition and experimental design using real-time MRI and electromagnetic articulography (NDI WAVE)
Acoustic data analyses using Praat  and  MATLAB
Articulatory data analyses using MView (Tiede) and Emalyse (Carstens)
rtMRI image analyses using ACT (Oh) and rtMRI-vocal-track-analysis (USC SPAN)
Designing/conducting experiments using Mouse Tracker (Freeman)
Statistical analyses using R, MATLAB and SPSS
Korean and English ToBI transcription


Language
Korean, Native
English, Fluent
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[Last updated September, 2018]
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