Author: PAMLab

Phonetics, Acquisition & Multilingualism Lab (PAMLab) Department of Linguistics, College of Arts and Sciences Boston University

Welcome to the Summer 2024 labbies!

Welcome to the four new students who will be joining the lab this summer: Serena Agarwal (Brown U. ’27) is a second-year undergraduate student at Brown University. She is interested in the intersection of Linguistics, Computer Science, and Neuroscience, and she is particularly interested in language acquisition, computational linguistics, and psycholinguistics. Maryam Elbenni (Yale U. […]

Kpogo defends

Congratulations to Felix Kpogo on the successful defense of his PhD dissertation, “Investigating sound change in Twi vowel harmony: A sociophonetic study of age, gender, and locality effects”!


Chang at MoS

Prof. Chang is one of the guest scientists speaking at this weekend’s AAPI Month celebration at Boston’s Museum of Science:

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Awards for Kellogg, Kpogo, Ray

Congratulations to PhD students Jackson Kellogg, Felix Kpogo, and Jupitara Ray on their recent awards and fellowships! Jackson received a 2024-25 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship to support his study of Amharic. Felix received a 2024 Graduate Student Award from the BU Center for the Humanities. Jupitara received a Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship […]

Chang at Lund U.

This week, Prof. Chang will be giving a talk in Lund University’s Centre for Languages and Literature seminar series on March 15. The title of his talk is “Knowledge of language(s) in multilingual contexts”.

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Chang & Yao in CUP volume

A paper entitled “An individual-differences perspective on variation in heritage Mandarin speakers” (Chang & Yao, 2024) has been published by Cambridge University Press in the book The Phonetics and Phonology of Heritage Languages (edited by Rajiv Rao). Abstract: This chapter takes an individual-differences perspective on the dual sound systems of American heritage speakers (HSs) of Mandarin Chinese. […]

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Congrats to UROP recipient Maddie Jin

Congratulations to sophomore Linguistics minor Madelyn (Maddie) Jin, who was awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) grant to work on linguistics research in Spring 2024! Below is a brief description of the project she will be working on: Maddie Jin: “The impact of speech rhythm in the production and perception of Asian-ness in American […]

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Welcome to the Spring 2024 labbies!

Welcome to the seven new students who will be joining the lab this spring: Jade Ling Garstang (BU GRS ’25) is a first-year MA student in Linguistics. She is interested in language variation, speech perception, and Asian languages, particularly indigenous ones like the Japanese Ryukyuan languages. Madelyn (Maddie) Jin (CAS ’26) is a second-year student […]