Participate in a study!


Requirements: age 18+; male native speaker of English born and raised in the US; does not speak any variety of Chinese and does not have Chinese-speaking parents; no history of speech or hearing issues.

This is a computer-based speaking study which involves reading English sentences out loud while being audio-recorded. The entire study will take place online, via your own personal computer. If you are eligible to participate, you will arrange to complete two short sessions with an experimenter. Altogether, the whole study will take approximately 20-25 minutes. If you complete the study, you will be compensated $15 via an electronic Amazon gift card.

To sign up for the study, please email the study coordinator at

In general, our studies take place in Room 117 of 617 Commonwealth Avenue on Boston University’s Charles River Campus. Participation in a study typically consists of filling out a background questionnaire and completing language tasks that involve speaking into a microphone and/or listening to audio recordings over headphones.

Please contact the lab if you’re interested in participating in one of our current studies.

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