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

aspenbombardo_croppedAspen Bombardo (BU SAR ’21) is a sophomore 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. She is currently working on a UROP project examining variation in consonant cluster production.


michaelfang_croppedJiangnan (Michael) Fang (BU CAS ’22) is a sophomore 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.


lesliefink_cropped-1Leslie Fink (Dartmouth College ’16) is a recent BA graduate in Linguistics. Her interests are in adult language acquisition, experimental design, quantitative methods, and materials development.


dominiquelopiccolo_croppedDominique Lopiccolo (BU GRS ’20) is a master’s student in Applied Linguistics. Her interests are in bilingualism, psycholinguistics, perception/representation of space and time, literacy development, refugee education, and Semitic languages. She is currently working on a master’s project examining effects of bidirectional biliteracy on numerical cognition.


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 ’22 – PhD Linguistics)
Malav Dave (BU SAR ’20)
Juno Dong (Colby College ’18)
Darby Douros (U. of Chicago ’19)
Christy Eichlin (BU CAS ’18)
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)
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