Jiayin Gao

Research Assistant

  • Linguistics and English Language
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room 2.15, Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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Jiayin Gao is a postdoctoral RA working on the project EVOTONE (The emergence and evolution of linguistic tones), led by Dr. James Kirby.

She received her PhD at Université Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle.


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Areas of interest for supervision

I can be involved in the supervision of a project within my immediate research interest/expertise. However, my current position does not allow me to be a lead supervisor.

Current PhD students supervised

Involved in supervising William Peralta (lead: James Kirby).

Research summary

  • Individual differences in speech perception
  • Sound change
  • Consonant-tone interactions in general
  • Tone, voicing, and phonation types
    • Shanghai Chinese (PhD research with Prof. Pierre Hallé)
    • Tamang (collaboration with Prof. Martine Mazaudon)
  • Interaction between VOT and pitch
    • Tokyo Japanese, Seoul Korean (collaboration with Arai Lab, Sophia University)
    • More crosslinguistic comparisons (current work on EVOTONE, led by Dr. James Kirby)

Research activities

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