Congratulations to Sharmaine Sun, who was awarded a Fall 2017 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) grant to continue working on research in the lab this semester! Below is a brief description of the project she will be working on:
- Sharmaine Sun: “Language use and perceptions of Asian Bostonians”
Sharmaine will be working on a sociophonetic research project with two components: (1) examining features of English and heritage languages spoken by Asian Americans, across a range of ethnicities and life histories in the U.S., and (2) testing the perception, by both Asian and non-Asian American listeners, of Asian racial/ethnic identity in the speech of Asian American English users. Sharmaine will be involved in the analysis of pilot data on this project collected over the summer.