Fangfang Li, Alumna

Fangfang Li received her PhD in Linguistics in 2008, with a dissertation on The phonetic development of voiceless sibilant fricatives in English, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese. She is an assistant professor at the University of Lethbridge, a phonetician and a developmental psychologist conducting research on child speech development. Her research interests include acoustic and perceptual development of fricatives in preschool-age children speaking different languages. She also is interested in gendered speech, its acoustics and acquisition in languages such as Mandarin Chinese.