Advising

Graduate Thesis Direction

  • I Lei Chan, “The perception of non-native Thai and Yoruba tonal contrasts by native Mandarin/English and English/Mandarin sequential bilinguals” (M.A. thesis in Applied Linguistics), Boston University, 2016-2017
  • Brenden Layte, “Bilingual autobiographical memory recall as modulated by affect and language dominance” (M.A. thesis in Applied Linguistics), Boston University, 2016-2017
  • Ilaria Compagnoni, “An investigation on the production of the Italian short liquids /r/, /l/ and the long liquids /ll/, /rr/ and /ʎ/ by L1 Japanese speakers” (M.A. dissertation in Linguistics), SOAS, University of London, 2014-2015
  • Phuong Hanh Hoang, “Individual differences in working memory capacity and performance in second language integrated writing task” (M.A. dissertation in Linguistics), SOAS, University of London, 2014-2015
  • Paul Sutherland, “‘Simply another instrument’: Symbolic roles for endangered languages within the post-rock and IDM music genres” (M.A. dissertation in Language Documentation and Description), SOAS, University of London, 2014-2015

Graduate Thesis Committees

  • Lauren Gerrish, “Finding the difference in pitch profiles of speakers from Spain and El Salvador” (M.A. thesis in Applied Linguistics), Boston University, 2016-2017
  • Deirdre McLaughlin, “Top-down lexical effects in talker identification” (M.S. thesis in Speech-Language Pathology), Boston University, 2016-2017
  • Deborah Waughtal, “Intra-speaker variation and identity creation through linguistic performance” (M.A. thesis in Applied Linguistics), Boston University, 2016-2017
  • Natalia Kartushina, “Second language phonological acquisition in adults: The interplay between the native and non-native languages” (Ph.D. dissertation in Psychology), University of Geneva, 2015
  • Levent Akbulut, “Polyglot 2.0: A new ‘multilingual’ identity” (M.A. dissertation in Linguistics), SOAS, University of London, 2014
  • Emily Beck, “How are language hierarchies formed in language endangerment situations and how do they affect individual language policy?” (M.A. dissertation in Language Documentation and Description), SOAS, University of London, 2014
  • Robert W. Laub, “Substrate influence and twentieth century decreolization in Macanese Creole” (M.A. dissertation in Language Documentation and Description), SOAS, University of London, 2014

Undergraduate Supervision

  • Abigail Pauley, “Second language transference on representation in the first language lexicon” (Kilachand Honors College Keystone Project), Boston University, 2015-2017
  • James Sbordone, “Phonetic description of Southeastern Pomo, an endangered language of California” (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program), Boston University, 2015-2016
  • Dallas Walter, “Korean fricatives: Diachronic changes in phonetic enhancement strategies” (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program), Boston University, 2015-2016
  • Suzanne Huldt, “Is the ability to conceptualise and reason about temporal relations a significant factor in first language acquisition of English tense morphology?” (152900009: Independent study project in Linguistics), SOAS, University of London, 2014-2015
  • Joseph Oliver, “What are the issues and problems with theories of inflectional productivity in relation to storage and computation in the mental lexicon?” (152900009: Independent study project in Linguistics), SOAS, University of London, 2014-2015
  • Sheri-Ann Peckham, “The age-related flexibility in understanding a Creole variety of English” (LING 481: Undergraduate research), Rice University, 2014
  • Kevin Sitek, “Effects of Korean learning on English speakers” (LING 199: Supervised independent study and research), University of California, Berkeley, 2010
  • Jaime Lambert, “Acquisition of Korean stop consonants by English speakers” (LING 199: Supervised independent study and research), University of California, Berkeley, 2009
  • Isabelle Morse, “Acquisition of Korean stop consonants by English speakers” (LING 199: Supervised independent study and research), University of California, Berkeley, 2009
  • Rachel Olvera, “Acquisition of Korean stop consonants by English speakers” (LING 199: Supervised independent study and research), University of California, Berkeley, 2009
  • Bryant Wang, “Acquisition of Korean stop consonants by English speakers” (LING 199: Supervised independent study and research), University of California, Berkeley, 2009

Mentorship and Sponsorship