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Seung-yun Yang, PhD

Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathology

Theresa Yang

Dr. Seung-yun (Theresa) Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate program in Speech Language Pathology. Dr. Yang earned a B.A. and an M.A. in Linguistics from Korea University in South Korea, an M.A. in Communication Disorders at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, and a Ph.D. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at New York University. She holds certification by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association in Speech Pathology and is licensed as a Speech Pathologist in New York State. She is an active research member in the Brain and Behavior Laboratory at the Nathan Kline Institute in Orangeburg, New York, having engaged in multiple projects, such as speech and language changes in Parkinson's Disease and formulaic language following brain dysfunction. Her research aims to investigate the effect of brain damage on the prosodic production of speech. She is also interested in formulaic speech production in bilingual population and individuals with brain damage. She has teaching experience with particular expertise in Aphasia, Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Speech Science, Psycholinguistics, Research Method, and Dysphagia.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Yang, S., Ahn, J. S., & Van Lancker Sidtis, D. (2015). The perceptual and acoustic characteristics of Korean idiomatic and literal sentences. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 8, 166-178.
  • Yang, S., & Van Lancker Sidtis, D. (2015). Hemispheric roles in the perception and production of famous proper nouns. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 29, 319-332.

Conference Presentations

  • Van Lancker Sidtis, D., Kouteva, T., Stahl, B., Bridges, K., & Yang, S. (2014, October). Formulaic speech in disorders of language. The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Miami, FL.
  • Yang, S., & Van Lancker Sidtis, D. (2014, June). Hemispheric roles in the perception and production of famous proper nouns. The 15th International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • ⦁ Yang, S., Ahn, J., & Van Lancker Sidtis, D. (2014, June). The perceptual and acoustic characteristics of Korean idiomatic and literal sentences. The 15th International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.