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Investigadora predoctoral del GrEP

Campus de la Comunicació de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra
C/Roc Boronat 138,
08018, Barcelona.


Oficina 53.204
Tel. 93 542 1114
yuan.zhang@upf.edu

Yuan Zhang

Research Interests

-The acquisition of prosody in a second language
-The relationships between music and language


Current Projects

-Can clapping the rhythm of words help L2 pronunciation?

-One-month classroom training of singing English songs with familiar melodies on L2 pronunciaition and vocabulary learning for Chinese intermediate-low adolescent learners.

 

Publications

Baills F, Zhang Y, Prieto P. Hand-clapping to the rhythm of newly learned words improves L2 pronunciation: Evidence from Catalan and Chinese learners of French. In: Klessa K, Bachan J, Wagner A, Karpiński M, Śledziński D. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody; 2018 June 13-16; Poznań, Poland. [Lous Tourils]: ISCA; 2018. p. 853-7. DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-172

Zhang, Y., Baills, F., & Prieto, P. (2018). Hand-clapping to the rhythm of newly learned words improves L2 pronunciation: Evidence from training Chinese adolescents with French words. Language Teaching Research, 1362168818806531. DOI: 10.1177/1362168818806531

 

Selected Presentations

2019

Zhang, Y.,  Baills, F., & Prieto, P. (2019). “Listening to and singing songs facilitate initial stages of L2 pronunciation.” Poster presentation at the XIV International Symposium of Psycholinguistics (ISP). University Rovira i Virgili: Tarragona (Spain), April 10-13.

Zhang, Y.,  Baills, F., & Prieto, P. (2019). “Listening to and singing songs help improve initial stages of L2 pronunciation.” Oral Presentation at L2 Pronunciation Research Workshop: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice. Universitat de Barcelona: Barcelona (Spain), June 6-7.

Zhang, Y.,  Baills, F., & Prieto, P. (2019). “Listening to and singing songs help improve initial stages of L2 pronunciation.” Oral Presentation at Workshop sobre la prosòdia del català (11a edició). Universitat Pompeu Fabra: Barcelona (Spain), July 15.

Zhang, Y.,  Baills, F., & Prieto, P. (2019). “Hand-clapping to the rhythm of newly learned words improves L2 pronunciation: Evidence from Catalan and Chinese learners of French.” Poster presentation at New Sounds 2019 The 9th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech. Waseda University: Tokyo (Japan), August 30 - September 1.

2018

Baills, F., Zhang, Y., & Prieto, P. (2018). “Hand-clapping to the rhythm of newly learned words improves L2 pronunciation: Evidence from Catalan and Chinese learners of French.” Poster presentation at the 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody. Adam Mickiewicz University: Poznań (Poland), June 13-16.

2017

Kushch,O., Baills, F., Zhang, Y., Gluhareva, D., & Prieto, P. (2017) Beneficis dels gestos rítmics i les activitats rítmiques en l'ensenyament de la pronúncia. Oral presentation at II Jornades sobre l’ensenyament de la pronunciació del català. Universitat de Barcelona: Barcelona (Spain). Dec. 15.

 

   

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