Category: Students

Yao et al. at LabPhon 19

This week, Prof. Chang, along with Prof. Yao Yao and PolyU PhD student Meixian (Vicky) Li, will be attending the 19th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon 19) in Seoul! They will be presenting a poster, entitled “Gender effects in the social perception of creaky voice in Mandarin Chinese”, in the afternoon poster session on Day […]

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 at ACAL, ASA

Felix Kpogo was busy this month giving presentations at the 55th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 55) in Montreal and at the 186th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Ottawa (joint with Acoustics Week in Canada). His ACAL talk was entitled “Locality effects in [æ] vowel production in Twi”, and his ASA […]

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”!


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 […]

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 […]