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Albert Lee

Research Student


Principal Supervisor: Yi Xu

Subsidary Supervisor: Mark Huckvale

Albert Lee

Research Interests

For my PhD project, I am working on the prosody of Japanese.  Specifically, I am trying to revisit this topic from a functional point of view without resorting to any abstract notions commonly adopted in the research literature to date.  I have looked at focus prosody, and have compared the F0 realisation of focus across different word positions. Taking that as a starting point, I will revisit the nature of pitch accent of Japanese next. I wish to find out the underlying target of each type of accent (or non-accent, for that matter) by looking at their behaviour in different syllable structures and focus configurations.


Lee, A. (2011). Revisiting focus prosody in Japanese. MRes Thesis.University College London, London, UK.


Lee, A., & Xu, Y. (Accepted). Revisiting focus prosody in Japanese. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Speech Prosody (SP2012). Shanghai.

Teaching Experience/Responsibilities

2011/12 Teaching assistant for PLIN1102 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology B

Academic Background

  • BA Linguistics (SOAS)
  • MSc Industrial Logistics Systems (HKPU)
  • MRes Speech, Language, Cognition (UCL)