Xiaomu Ren

Research title: Speech Perceptual Flexibility: Listener's Attention Shift across Speech Units and Attention Weights on Speech Cues in Native and Non-native Speech Perception.

Research Summary

Research Interests

Psycholinguistics, Speech perception

Current research

My current research explores the difference of the degree of perceptual flexibility presented by native listeners and non-native listeners. 


Conference Proceedings & Presentation

Ren, X (2023). Integration of Multiple Cues in Speech Perception: A Visual-World Eye-Tracking Study with Native Mandarin Listeners and English-Mandarin L2 Learner Listeners. New trends in Chinese as a Second Language. Paper presented. Lancaster University, September 14-15, 2023

Ren, X & Cohen, C (2023). Integration of Multiple Cues in Native and Non-native Speech Perception. Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Poster presented. Prague Congress Center, Czech Republic, August 7-11, 2023. 



Chinese 1 (Mandarin) MODLANG1002/4007/5011 (2022-2023)

Chinese 2 (Mandarin) MODLANG2002/4010/5021 (2021-2022)


Language, society, and change ENGLANG1003 (2023-2024, 2022-2023)

Language, meaning, and power ENGLANG1001 (2023-2024, 2022-2023)

Language, mind, and expression ENGLANG2005 (2022-2023)