Congratulations to PhD student Jackson Kellogg, who received the 1st-Prize Student Abstract Award for the upcoming 2024 Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting! The title of his abstract is “A focus-controlled acoustic analysis of phrase- and word-level prosody in Amharic”.
Next week, Prof. Chang will be giving a talk in the University of Florida’s Language and Brain series on December 1. The title of his talk (on joint work with Dr. Esther de Leeuw, University of Lausanne) is “Introducing ADAPPT: A theoretical framework for research on bilingual speech”.
Felix Kpogo will be giving a talk in Harvard’s Language & Cognition (LangCog) series next week (November 28)!
A paper entitled “Regressive cross-linguistic influence in multilingual speech rhythm: The role of language similarity” (Brown-Bousfield & Chang, 2023) has been published by John Benjamins Publishing in the edited volume L3 Development After the Initial State. Abstract: While previous work on multilingual speech rhythm has found evidence of progressive cross-linguistic influence of a first or second language […]
Kudos to PhD student Felix Kpogo on receiving two fellowships for 2023-24! Great job, Felix! Graduate Writing Fellowship, Writing Program, BU College of Arts & Sciences International Scholar Award, Center for Advanced Research in Experimental and Applied Linguistics (ARiEAL), McMaster University
Welcome to the new students who will be joining the lab this fall: Sara Hockett (GRS ’28) is a first-year PhD student in Linguistics. Her research interests include second language acquisition, phonological theory, and multilingualism interactions. She’s specifically looking to examine how the transfer or inhibition from one’s first language to the learning of a […]
Congratulations to Prof. Chang on receiving a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers for the 2024-25 academic year! Prof. Chang will use this fellowship to carry out research on multilingual phonetics and phonology at the Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing in Munich, hosted by Prof. Jonathan Harrington.
Prof. Chang has been awarded the inaugural Anne Cutler International Visiting Fellowship. With the support of this fellowship, he will visit the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development in Sydney in Spring 2024, hosted by Dr. Mark Antoniou. Kudos to Prof. Chang!
Welcome to the four students who will be joining the lab this summer: Sreyoshi Basu is a rising second-year master’s student in Linguistics at the University of Rochester. She is interested in phonetics, language acquisition, bilingualism and multilingualism, sociolinguistics, and language contact. Grace Guan is a rising senior at Mount Holyoke College double-majoring in Psychology […]
Felix Kpogo presented a poster about his dissertation research entitled “Age and sex effects on sound change: One size does not fit all” at the 184th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Chicago last week. Well done, Felix!