Dr Karen Huang

PhD (Hawaii), MA (Hawaii), BSc (NTU)

Research | Current

  • Chinese linguistics
  • Acoustic phonetics
  • Speech perception
  • Chinese dialects
  • Historical linguistics
  • Language contact
  • Tone

Teaching | Current

CHINESE 101 Beginning Modern Chinese 2

CHINESE 710 Chinese Pedagogical Grammar 2

Areas of expertise

Chinese linguistics; Acoustic Phonetics; Speech Perception; Chinese dialects; Historical Linguistics; Language contact; Tone

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Huang, K. (2018). Phonological Identity of the Neutral-tone Syllables in Taiwan Mandarin: An Acoustic Study. Acta Linguistica Asiatica, 8 (2), 9-50. 10.4312/ala.8.2.9-50
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43675
  • Huang, K. (2017). A typological analysis of Chinese heritage language programs at Universities in North America and Oceania = 北美紐澳大學華裔中文傳承教育類型分析. Taiwan Journal of Chinese as a Second Language = 台灣華語文教學學會, 14, 3-28.
  • Huang, K. (2017). From pitch contour variation to tone change: An analysis of the phonological representations of the tones in Taiwan Mandarin. International Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 4 (2), 273-307. 10.1075/ijchl.16016.hua
  • Huang, K. (2016). Production of lexical tones by Southern Min-Mandarin bilinguals. Proceedings of the International Conference on Speech Prosody, 2016, 1047-1051. Boston, U.S.A.. 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2016
  • Huang, K. (2013). Revisiting the four tones in Taiwan Mandarin. In W.-S. Lee (Ed.) Proceedings of ICPLC-2013, 58-61. Hong Kong, China.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/22525
  • Huang, K. (2012). A study of neutral-tone syllables in Taiwan Mandarin University of Hawai'i at Manoa. ProQuest.
  • Huang, K. (2011). On the perception of the neutral tone in Taiwan Mandarin. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVII), 910-913. Hong Kong, China. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/22520
  • Huang, K. (2009). A reconstruction of Proto-Yue vowels. , 2. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: University of Hawai’i. Related URL.

Contact details

Office hours

S2 2018

12pm-1pm Mondays & Fridays

Primary office location

ARTS 2 - Bldg 207
Level 4, Room 428
New Zealand