Kudos to junior Linguistics major Sam Rigor (CAS ’24) and recent alum Kate Fraser (CAS ’22) on their acceptances to the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 2023), to take place in January! Sam will present the poster “Coronal stop deletion in Asian American speech: Effects of phonology, ethnicity, and language […]
Prof. Chang will be in Norway next week to give a colloquium at the University of Oslo’s Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan. The title of his talk is “Similarity and order effects in multilingual speech perception and production”.
Prof. Chang is giving a talk this week at the 51st Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM2022)! His talk (co-authored with Prof. Sunyoung Ahn, University of Manitoba) is entitled “Societal context and the development of emotion words in bilingual children” and is in the thematic session “Multilingual ecologies in a comparative perspective: Well-being of speakers, social practices […]
Congratulations to PhD student Jackson Kellogg and Prof. Chang on their acceptance to the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society (PsyNom22), to take place in Boston this November! Jackson will give a talk entitled “Exploring the onset of phonetic drift in perception” (co-authored with Prof. Chang) on Friday morning in Session 13: Speech Perception I […]
Congratulations to PhD students Felix Kpogo and Jackson Kellogg on their acceptances to the upcoming BUCLD (BUCLD 47), to take place this November! Felix will co-present the poster “Minimizing complexity while maintaining the grammar: The case of diminutives in heritage Twi” (co-authored with Prof. Chang) with fellow PhD student Alex Kohut in the Friday afternoon […]
Congratulations to Felix Kpogo on receiving a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) Grant! His dissertation project, advised by Prof. Chang, is entitled “Investigating Sound Change in an Understudied Language: A Sociophonetic Study of Age and Locality Effects”. Well-done, Felix!
A paper entitled “Intoxication and pitch control in tonal and non-tonal language speakers” (Tang, Chang, Green, Bao, Hindley, Kim, & Nevins, 2022) has been published in the open-access journal JASA Express Letters. Abstract: Alcohol intoxication is known to affect pitch variability in non-tonal languages. In this study, intoxication’s effects on pitch were examined in tonal and non-tonal […]
Congratulations to Profs. Chang and Lindsey on receiving fellowships from the BU Center for the Humanities for 2022-2023! Prof. Chang was awarded a Jeffrey Henderson Senior Research Fellowship, and Prof. Lindsey was awarded a Junior Faculty Fellowship.
Welcome to the eleven students who will be joining the lab this summer: Adi Briskin is a rising sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis double-majoring in English and Linguistics. Her interests are in language acquisition. Eliana Mugar (CAS ’23) is a rising senior majoring in Linguistics and Computer Science. Her interests are in computational […]
Congratulations to Prof. Chang on receiving an Undergraduate Research Assistance Grant from BU’s Center for Innovation in Social Science to support student research in the lab in Summer 2022!