sudhaarunachalam_croppedSudha Arunachalam (Assistant Professor of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences and Linguistics) is the director of the Child Language Lab, which investigates questions related to language acquisition and language processing, especially as regards the lexicon and event semantics.


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 rising 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.


willclapp_croppedWill Clapp (BU GRS ’22) is a second-year PhD student in Linguistics. His interests are in phonetics, phonology, and psycholinguistics.


ziweijohuang_croppedZiwei (Jo) Huang (interning from June 25 to August 16) is a rising senior majoring in Linguistics and Organizational Studies at Pitzer College. Her interests are in applied linguistics, multilingualism, language development, and language education.


jessicali_croppedXiyuan (Jessica) Li (interning from May 29 to July 21) is a rising junior majoring in Chinese and Bilingual Studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her interests are in bilingualism, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics.


shanequinn_cropped-1Shane Quinn (interning from May 20 to August 23) is a rising senior majoring in Linguistics and Arabic at Georgetown University. His interests are in multilingualism, language endangerment, language documentation, and revitalization, especially as pertains the acquisition of endangered languages.


yueliangshao_croppedYueliang Shao (BU GRS ’19) is a second-year MA student in Linguistics. His interests are in phonetics, phonology, and psycholinguistics.


pamlablogo_croppedWayne Yoon (BU CAS ’18) is a recent graduate of the Linguistics Program. He is interested in theoretical syntax and bilingualism, especially code-switching.


pamlablogo_croppedQian Yu (BU CAS ’21) is a rising sophomore majoring in Linguistics. She is interested in bilingualism, acquisition, and phonetic variation.


Alumni and Former Interns

Megan Brown (BU GRS ’18 – MA Applied Linguistics)
Kun Cao (BU ENG ’18)
I Lei (Vicky) Chan (BU GRS ’17 – MA Applied 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)
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)
William Longerbeam (BU CAS ’18)
Dominique Lopiccolo (BU GRS ’19 – MA Applied Linguistics)
Katie Martin (Yale U. ’18)
Solveig Olson-Strom (Pomona College ’18)
Abby Pauley (BU CAS ’17, GRS ’17 – MA Linguistics)
Abigail Ripin (BU CAS ’20)
Kevin Samejon (Biola U. ’17)
Jimmy Sbordone (BU CAS ’18, GRS ’18 – 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)
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