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”.
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 […]
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!
Congratulations to lab alum Danielle Dionne (GRS ’23) on the successful defense of her doctoral dissertation! After graduation, Danielle will be joining Duolingo as a Learning Scientist. Well-done, Danielle!
We’re delighted to announce that lab alum Yiin Wang (GRS ’23) is headed to the University of Chicago next year to start a PhD in the Department of Linguistics. Way to go, Yiin!
A paper entitled “On the auditory identifiability of Asian American identity in speech: The role of listener background, sociolinguistic awareness, and language ideologies” (Chang & Fraser, 2023) has been published in the Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America. Abstract: The current study examined the auditory identifiability of Asian American ethnoracial identity, including the role of listener […]