Faculty Profile for Dr. Jie Yang

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Dr. Jie Yang
Assistant Professor — Communication Disorders
WILW 253
phone: (512) 716-2613

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Yang received her Bachelor's degree in English from Central South University and her Master's degree in Linguistics from Hunan University in China. She earned her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Yang’s research focuses on cross-linguistic investigation of the acquisition of speech production and perception abilities in monolingual and bilingual children. She is especially interested in the development of prosodic characteristic of tone and intonation. Clinically, Dr. Yang is interested in translation of this information on normal processes into understanding speech disorders and clinical issues related to culturally and linguistically diverse populations. She teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in phonetics, speech science and speech sound disorders. Dr. Yang has worked as a bilingual speech language pathologist in public schools and private clinics. She has received research grant from National Science Foundation and has presented at national and international conferences.

Teaching Interests

Phonetics, Speech Science, Developmental Speech Disorders

Research Interests

Speech production and perception, Cross-linguistic comparison of phonological acquisition, Prosodic development, Bilingual phonetics and phonology

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Yang, J., Davis, B. L., & Diehl, R. L. (2021). The development of tonal duration in Mandarin-speaking children. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America -Express Letters, 1(8). https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0005892
  • Yang, J., & Resendiz, M. D. (2023). Assessing Speech Production in Mandarin–English Bilingual Children: Comparison of Mandarin and English Sound Systems and Special Considerations. PERSPECTIVES OF THE ASHA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1044/2023_PERSP-23-00101
  • Byrd, C. T., Coalson, G. A., Yang, J., & Moriarty, K. (2017). The effect of phonetic complexity on the fluency, speed, and accuracy of single-word productions. Journal of Communication Disorders, 69, 94–105.
  • Byrd, C. T., Coalson, G. A., & Yang, J. (2016). The influence of phonetic complexity on the speed, accuracy and fluency of picture naming in adults who stutter. In Essays in Speech Processes: Language Production and Perception. South Yorkshire, Sheffield: Equinox Publishing.
  • Yang, J., & Liu, C. (2012). Categorical perception of lexical tone in 6 to 8-year-old monolingual and bilingual children. International Journal of Asian Language Processing, 22(2), 49–62.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2020 College Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, College of Health Professions. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2023 Presidential Distinction for Excellence in Teaching, Texas State University. August 2023 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2021 Faculty Excellence Award for Outstanding Teaching, College of Health Professions. August 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2022 College Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Health Professions. August 2022

Selected Grants

  • Yang, Jie. Managing One Physiological System for Two Levels of Prosodic Contrast: The Acquisition of Tone and Intonation in Mandarin-English Bilingual Children, Texas State University, $8000. (Submitted: October 8, 2019, Funded: January 15, 2020 - August 31, 2023). Grant.
  • Yang, Jie, Davis, Barbara L (Principal). Lexical/segmental Influence on Tone Accuracy in Mandarin-speaking Children, National Science Foundation, Federal, $10287. (Submitted: July 2008, Funded: March 2009 - March 2012). Grant.
  • Yang, Jie. West Chester University Faculty Research and Development Fund, Institutional (Higher Ed), $6000. (Funded: 2018 - 2019). Grant.
  • Yang, Jie. Delta Airline International Research Travel Grant, Delta Airline, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1500. (Funded: June 2010 - August 2010). Grant.
  • Yang, Jie. Continental Airline International Research Travel Grant, Continental Airline, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1500. (Funded: June 2008 - August 2008). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Graduate Student Mentor
Communication Disorders
Undergraduate Advisor
Communication Disorders
August 2023-Present
Graduate Admission Committee
January 2023-Present
CHP Curriculum Committee
September 1, 2022-Present
Bilingual Concentration Coordinator
March 2021-Present