Naiyan Du

Graduate StudentLinguistics, Languages, and Cultures


My research has focused on using experimental methods to probe the nature of phonological representations and bridging the gap between theoretical and applied linguistics by employing theory and technology to facilitate perception and acquisition of foreign sound systems. The last few decades have witnessed a great advancement of language technology, which provides us with powerful tools to observe and understand languages. I believe by implementing both theory and technology, issues in language learning can be accurately identified and corresponding solutions can be provided, which can make the language learning experience to be a more intuitive and efficient one.

PhD in progress, Linguistics, Michigan State University

MA, Linguistics, University of Virginia

BA with honor, Teaching Chinese as Foreign Language, University of International Relations, Beijing, China

BA, English Language and Literature, University of International Relations, Beijing, China