Kevin Tang


About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Associate in Linguistics at Yale University, working with Prof. Ryan Bennett.

My interests within linguistics are speech perception, lexicon modelling, big data, psycholinguistics, phonetics, and phonology.



Office: Dow Hall (370 Temple St.; map) Rm. 306, New Haven, CT, USA

Mailing Address: Dept. of Linguistics, Yale University, P.O. Box 208366, New Haven, CT, 06520-8366

Skype: kevin.tang.cantab
Twitter: @tang_kevin



Linguistic patterns are pervasive. They can be found in our everyday life, and are not confined to ideal laboratory environments.

Like never before, data can be gathered and processed in huge quantities. So-called Big Data can be very revealling and is complementary to the tradtional approaches in laboratory linguistics. Most importantly, it provides us means to establish the ecological validity of theoretical and experimental constructs.

In my research, I compile big data using data-mining and crowd-sourcing techniques. I employ Natural Language Processing tools to answer theoretical questions from the data itself.

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