Fengting Du

PhD Linguistics, School of English Literature, Language, and Linguistics (HASS)
Email: f.du4@newcastle.ac.uk

Research Interests:

  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sentence Processing
  • Sound Change
  • Speech Perception
  • Speech Processing

PhD Topic: The Perception of and Adaptation to Regional and East Asian English Accents by Native and L2 English Speakers
Supervisors: Martha Young-Scholten & Rory Turnbull

My research focuses on the perception and adaptation of English accents from Eastern Asian L2 English speakers. I intend to find the relationship between L1 language backgrounds and accentual traces. In another word, I am looking at if there is an intelligibility benefit from L1s in perceiving L2-accented speech. I am currently having contact with Burmese, Mandarin, Thai and Vietnamese L2 English speakers.