PhD student Felix Kpogo just published an article entitled “Acquisition of doubly articulated stops among Ga-speaking children” (Kpogo, Gathercole, & Tetteh, 2021) in the Journal of African Languages and Linguistics! Abstract: This study investigates the acquisition of labio-velar stops by Ga-speaking children in Ghana. Such stops were elicited in initial, intervocalic, and pre-lateral positions through a […]
Congratulations to sophomore Linguistics major Samantha (Sam) Rigor, who was awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) grant to work on linguistics research in Fall 2021! Below is a brief description of the project she will be working on: Sam Rigor: “Environments affecting the presence of coda /t/ and /d/ in Asian American speech” In […]
Welcome to the PhD research fellow who will be joining the lab this semester: Megan M. Brown is a fourth-year PhD student in Linguistics and a research fellow in the lab during the 2021-22 academic year. Her interests are in adult second and third language acquisition, cross-linguistic influence, and multilingualism. Her current work in the […]
Congratulations to lab affiliates on their acceptances to the 49th meeting of New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV49): PhD student Danielle Dionne and Prof. Chang will be giving a talk entitled “Linguistic unity and diversity among Asian Americans in Boston”. Prof. Erker will be giving a talk entitled “Filled pauses and the conservative contours of […]
Welcome to the five students who will be joining the lab this summer (virtually): Sam Angell is a rising senior at Columbia University majoring in East Asian Studies with a special concentration in Linguistics. His interests are in historical linguistics, language acquisition, multilingualism, and East Asian languages such as Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. Katherine (Kate) […]
We’re thrilled to hear that lab alum Aspen Bombardo (SAR ’21) is headed to Vanderbilt University next year to start the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program. Congratulations, Aspen! We’re so proud of you!
Congratulations to junior Linguistics major Kate Fraser, who was awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) grant — specifically, a Humanities Scholars Award — to work on linguistics research in Summer 2021! Below is a brief description of the project she will be working on: Kate Fraser: “Listener perception and identification of Asian American speech” […]
The lab will be represented at this weekend’s virtual Linguistic Society of America Meeting by PhD student Felix Kpogo, who will be presenting the poster “Developmental variation in production of complex-simplex stop contrasts in Ga” (coauthored with Prof. Chang) in the Friday afternoon Language Acquisition poster session (2pm PST / 5pm EST, Poster Room 2).
Welcome to the seven students who will be joining the lab this semester (virtually): Allie Asaro (SAR ’20) is a senior majoring in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. An aspiring speech-language pathologist, she is interested in bilingual language acquisition and implications for the field of speech-language pathology, especially for distinguishing between language difference and disorder. Jack Brown […]
Congratulations to third-year PhD student Felix Kpogo on the publication of his article “The influence of native English-speaking environment on Akan-English bilinguals’ production of English inter-dental fricatives” (with Virginia Gathercole) in the August 2020 issue of the International Journal of Bilingualism! Felix Kpogo & Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole: “The influence of native English-speaking environment on […]