jonbarnes_croppedJon Barnes (Associate Professor of Linguistics) is the director of the Phonology Lab and is also involved in the BU-MIT-Simmons Prosody Lab, which investigates measures of prosodic contrast such as TCoG (Tonal Center of Gravity).


charleschang_croppedCharles Chang (Assistant Professor of Linguistics) is the director of the PAMLab. His research interests are in phonetics and phonology, language acquisition (especially L2 and L3/Ln learning), and the psycholinguistics of bilingualism and multilingualism.


dannyerker_croppedDanny Erker (Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics) is the director of the Sociolinguistics Lab and Principal Investigator on the Spanish in Boston project. His research interests are in language variation and change, language and dialect contact, and Spanish in the United States.


Current Students and Interns

pamlablogo_croppedCelia Anderson (interning from June 24 to August 2) is a rising sophomore majoring in Linguistics and Computer Science at the University of Chicago. Her interests are in language production and language learning, especially phonetic and phonological acquisition in learners of English as a second language.


aspenbombardo_croppedAspen Bombardo (BU SAR ’21) is a rising junior majoring in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Her interests are in language production and language learning, especially phonetic and phonological acquisition in learners of English as a second language.


michaelfang_croppedJiangnan (Michael) Fang (BU CAS ’22) is a rising junior double-majoring in Linguistics and Mathematics and minoring in Music. His interests are in second language acquisition, speech production, the perception of nonnative vs. native speakers, and the relationship of speech perception to prosodic features such as vowel length and stress. He is currently working on a UROP project examining connected speech phenomena in L1 Mandarin learners of English.


pamlablogo_croppedHarper Pollio-Barbee (interning from May 20 to August 23) is a rising junior majoring in Linguistics and Computer Science at Brandeis University. His interests are in phonetics, phonology, and psycholinguistics.


shanequinn_cropped-1Shane Quinn (interning from June 17 to August 23) is a master’s student in Sociolinguistics at Georgetown University. His interests are in multilingualism, language endangerment, language documentation, and revitalization, especially as pertains the acquisition of endangered languages.


pamlablogo_croppedXiaoyi (Claire) Tang (interning from May 15 to August 15) is a second-year master’s student in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at the University of Pennsylvania. Her interests are in second language learning, speech perception, phonetic variation, and sociophonetics.


Alumni and Former Interns

Megan Brown (BU GRS ’18 – MA Applied Linguistics; BU GRS ’23 – PhD Linguistics)
Kun Cao (BU ENG ’18)
I Lei (Vicky) Chan (BU GRS ’17 – MA Applied Linguistics)
Will Clapp (BU GRS ’19 – MA Linguistics)
Malav Dave (BU SAR ’20)
Juno Dong (Colby College ’18)
Darby Douros (U. of Chicago ’19)
Christy Eichlin (BU CAS ’18)
Leslie Fink (Dartmouth College ’16)
Emily Fisher (Georgetown U. ’21)
Kendra Hennegen (BU SAR ’19 – MS Speech-Language Pathology)
Jennifer Hollfelder (Needham High ’18)
Xinwen Hu (BU GRS ’19 – MA Applied Linguistics)
Ziwei (Jo) Huang (Pitzer College ’19)
Nurgül Işik (BU SED ’19 – EdM TESOL)
Hye Youn Jo (BU SED ’18 – EdM TESOL)
Elisabeth Kotsalidis (BU CAS ’20)
Brenden Layte (BU GRS ’17 – MA Applied Linguistics)
Xiyuan (Jessica) Li (Hong Kong Polytechnic U. ’20)
William Longerbeam (BU CAS ’18)
Dominique Lopiccolo (BU GRS ’20 – MA Applied Linguistics)
Katie Martin (Yale U. ’18)
Solveig Olson-Strom (Pomona College ’18)
Abby Pauley (BU CAS ’17, GRS ’17 – MA Linguistics)
Shane Quinn (Georgetown U. ’19)
Abigail Ripin (BU CAS ’20)
Kevin Samejon (Biola U. ’17)
Jimmy Sbordone (BU CAS ’18, GRS ’18 – MA Linguistics)
Yueliang Shao (BU GRS ’19 – MA Linguistics)
Sharmaine Sun (BU CAS ’19)
Rachel Templeton (Stonehill ’17)
Kathryn Turner (BU CAS ’18, GRS ’18 – MA Linguistics)
Dallas Walter (BU CAS ’16)
Shan Wan (BU CAS ’19)
Benjamin Wong (BU ENG ’20)
Amira Yazghi (BU SAR ’20)
Wayne Yoon (BU CAS ’18)
Qian Yu (BU CAS ’21)
Elizabeth Zhao (BU CAS ’21)

Visiting Researchers

Sunyoung Ahn (Harvard University, AY 2018-19)
Sungmi Kwon (Pukyong National University, AY 2016-17)
Yao Yao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Spring 2019)


Sunyoung Ahn, Harvard University
Anita Bowles, Rosetta Stone
Robert DeKeyser, University of Maryland
Simon Fischer-Baum, Rice University
Erin Haynes, Engage Language
Ewa Golonka, University of Maryland
Sam Green, University College London
Hae-Sung Jeon, University of Central Lancashire
Valerie Karuzis, University of Maryland
Shira Katseff (now Hahn), GN ReSound
Sungmi Kwon, Pukyong National University
Sue Ann Lee, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Sunyoung Lee-Ellis, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State
Russell Lee-Goldman, Google
Andrew Nevins, University College London
Marta Piqueras-Brunet, Google
Russell Rhodes, Zillow
Kevin Tang, Zhejiang University
Medha Tare, University of Maryland
Karen Vatz, University of Vermont
Daniel Wall, Carnegie Mellon University
Yao Yao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University