2008 Ph.D. Linguistics. The University of Kansas. 美國堪薩斯大學 語言學 博士
Dissertation- Acoustic Realization and Perception of English Lexical Stress by Mandarin Learners.
2004 M.A. Linguistics. The University of Kansas. 美國堪薩斯大學 語言學 碩士
Thesis- The Effect of Aspiration on the Fundamental Frequency of the Following Tone in Taiwanese.
1998 M.S. Plant Pathology, and Entomology. National Taiwan University. Thesis- Taxonomy of Lampyridae: Lampyrinae in Taiwan. 台灣大學植物病蟲害學系 碩士
1996 B.S.Plant Pathology and Entomology. National Taiwan University. 台灣大學植物病蟲害學系 學士
Aug 2009 - present. Assistant Professor. Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures. National Chiao-Tung University, Hsin Chu, Taiwan. 交通⼤學外國語言文學系｜助理教授
July 2008 - Jun 2009 Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow. Dept. of Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. 加拿大卑詩省大學語言系 ｜博士後講師
2018 Outstanding Teaching Award, NCTU. 交通大學優良教師
2012 Distinguished Undergraduate Mentor Award, NCTU. 交通大學績優導師
2010 Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor Award, NCTU. 交通大學優良導師
2006 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, KU. 堪薩斯大學助教獎
2005 Fellowship for attending Summer Institute at MIT, Linguistic Society of America. 美國語言學會暑期課程獎學金
2005 Frances Ingemann Scholarship, Dept. Linguistics, KU. 堪薩斯大學語言所英格曼教授獎
2003 Erazmus Award, Dept. of Linguistics, KU. 堪薩斯大學語言所伊拉姆斯教授獎
2001 Outstanding International Woman Student, KU. 堪薩斯大學傑出國際女學生獎
2000 International Student Scholarship, KU. 堪薩斯大學傑出國際學生獎
1997 Education Bureau Scholarship, NTU. 台灣教育部獎學金
Lai, Y. (2017). 資優的87道色階— Hairdresser to Professor (居仁國中資優班), Taichung, Taiwan.
Lai, Y. (2017). 十七年蟬,十年人. Dept. of Life Science, Tong Hai University (東海生科), Taichung, Taiwan.
Lai, Y. (2014). 作個理直氣壯的騎牆派—Entomology, Linguistics, and Beyond. Dept. of Entomology, Dept. of Entomology, National Chun Hsin University (中興大學昆蟲系), Taichung, Taiwan.
Lai, Y. (2013). Tone of Voice Matters - Prosody in Language Processing. Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. National Central University (中央大學), Jhongli, Taiwan.
Lai, Y. (2009). Cross-language production and perception of prosodic cues. Northwest Linguistics Conference. UBC, Vancouver, Canada. (Plenary speaker)
Lai, Y. (2012). 跨界人生Entomology, Linguistics and Beyond. Dept. of Life Science, Chinese Culture University (文化大學). Taipei, Taiwan.
Lai, Y. (2011). 從“Paris”談語音學. Dept. of English, Shih Hsin University (世新大學). Taipei, Taiwan.
Lai, Y. (2010). Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Dept. of Applied Foreign Languages. Minghsin University of Science and Technology (明新科技大學). Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Acoustical Society of Canada, Acoustical Society of America, Linguistic Society of America, Linguistic Society of Taiwan
WORKSHOPS AND INSTITUTES
2006: Third Annual Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience. National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan. 台灣陽明大學第三屆腦神經暑期學校
2005: Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute, MIT. 美國語言學學會暑期學校 2004: Redefining Elicitation: Novel Data in Phonological Theory, NYU. 美國紐約大學音韻理論研習營
2002: Methods and Tools in Field Linguistics. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. 荷蘭
2014 – present. "Experimental investigation of tone sandhi in three Hakka dialects spoken in
Taiwan". Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. Co-investigator: Dr Jie Zhang, Department of Linguistics, University of Kansas. $30,000.
2014 - 2017. "Temporal Divergence in Mandarin Tone Processing" 華語聲調知覺處理之時序問題初探. Ministry of Science. 103-2410-H-009 -030 -MY2, PI.
2013 – 2015 “Aspiration Perturbation in Taiwanese”. National Science Council. 102-2410-H-009-017, PI $16,700.
2010 – 2012 April “A Cross-Linguistic Study on Aspiration and Tone”. National Science Council. 99-2410-H-009-075 $16,000.
2011 Aug -2012 July. “Cross-Language Production and Perception of Mandarin Tone”. Research Center for Humanity and Social Science (⼈社中⼼), NCTU. PI $10,000
2010 General Research Fund. College of Humanities and Social Science, NCTU. PI $3,000
2009-2010 “High-variability training in Mandarin tone learning”. College of Humanities and Social Science (重點優勢計畫), NCTU. PI $5,000
Zhang, J., Y. Lai, and Craig Sailor (2011). Modeling Taiwanese speakers’ knowledge of tone sandhi in reduplication. Lingua 121.2: 181-206.
Zhang, J. and Y. Lai (2010). Testing the role of phonetic knowledge in Mandarin tone sandhi. Phonology 27.1: 153-201.
Lai, Y. (2011). Cross-Language Production and Perception: Mandarin Tone to English Stress. VDM Publishing, Germany.
Lai, Y., C. Huff, J. Sereno and A. Jongman. (2009). The raising effect of aspirated consonant on F0 in Taiwanese. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on East Asian Linguistics, Simon Fraser University Working Papers in Linguistics.
Zhang, J. and Y. Lai (2008). Phonological knowledge beyond the lexicon in Taiwanese double reduplication. In Yuchau E. Hsiao, Hui-Chuan Hsu, and Lian-Hee Wee (eds.), Interfaces in Chinese Phonology. Academia Sinica, Taiwan. 183-222.
Lai, Y. (2008). Acoustical Realization and Perception of English Lexical Stress by Mandarin Learners. PhD Dissertation.
Lai, Y. and J. Zhang (2008). Mandarin lexical tone recognition: The gating paradigm. In Emily Tummons and Stephanie Lux (eds.), Proceedings of the 2007 Mid-America Linguistics Conference, Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics 30. 183-194.
Zhang, J., Y. Lai, and C. Turnbull-Sailor (2006). Wug-testing the "tone circle" in Taiwanese. In Donald Baumer, David Montero, and Michael Scanlon (eds.), Proceedings of the 25th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA. 453-461.
Lai, Y. (2004). The Effect of Aspiration on the Fundamental Frequency of the Following Tone in Taiwanese. MA thesis. University of Kansas.
Long, Chi-Yang and Y. Lai. Embrace for impact: formant reconstruction in sudden pitch raise while singing. The 173rd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Boston, USA. June 2017.
Lai, Y. and Zhao-De Lin. Feeling Righteous? Stress Shift in English L2 Learners. The IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning - Hawaii. Hawaii, USA. Jan 2016
Lai, Y. and Chih-Chun Chang. Feeling righterous? Stress shit in English L2 learners. The Fifth Annual Asian Conference on Language Learning. Kobe, Japan. April 2015.
Lai, Y. and S-H Wu. The effect of segmental makeup on Mandarin word and tone recognition. The 164th Meeting of Acoustical Society of America, Kansas City, Missouri. Oct 2012.
Lai, Y. J-I Lin, Z. Zhu, M. Berhardt, J. Stemberger. Acoustical realization of Mandarin by 4- year-old children in Shanghai.2011 International Child Phonology Conference. York, UK. June 2011
Lai, and M. Chen. Aspiration and tone. The 162th Meetings of Acoustical Society of America. Seattle Washington. May 2011.
Hsu, H-C, Y. Lai, and C-L Liu. 「悲傷」之聲情效 應─以苗栗四縣客語為例. The 18th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-18) in conjunction with the 22nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-22). New York, USA. May 2010.
Lai, Y., S-D Yeh, J. True, and J. Gleason. Acoustic analyses of two undocumented sound patterns in the Drosophila suzukii and D. takahashii species subgroups. The 157th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Portland Oregon. May 2009.
Lai, Y. and J. Zhang. The roles of tone and syllable structure in Mandarin spoken word recognition. The 157th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Portland Oregon. May 2009.
Lai, Y., J. Lyon and C. Huff. Computer-assisted language learning in small languages. The 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC-1). University of Hawai’i, Manoa. Mar. 2009
Lai, Y., J. Sereno. Perceptual cues to English lexical stress: Comparison between native speakers and Mandarin second language learners. The 155th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Miami Florida. Nov. 2008.
Lai, Y., J. Sereno and A. Jongman. Acoustic realization and perception of English lexical stress by Mandarin learners. Acoustic week in Canada. Vancouver, BC Canada. Oct. 2008.