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

  • Cheng Cheng, “The role of visual feedback in learning to produce Mandarin tones” (M.S. thesis in Speech-Language Pathology), Boston University, 2016-2017
  • 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

Graduate Thesis Examination

  • 1 M.A. thesis, Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore
  • 3 M.A. theses, Department of Linguistics, SOAS, University of London

Undergraduate Supervision

  • Sharmaine Sun, “Language use and perceptions of Asian Bostonians” (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program), Boston University, Summer 2017
  • Kathryn Turner, “Development of speech production in Korean-English bilingual children” (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program), Boston University, 2016-2017
  • 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

  • Faculty mentor for 8 research assistants (Megan Brown, Spring 2017; Kun Cao, Spring 2017 & Summer 2017; I Lei Chan, Summer 2016, Summer 2017; Malav Dave, Spring 2017; Christy Eichlin, Summer 2017; Xinwen Hu, Summer 2017; Kevin Samejon, Summer 2017; Wayne Yoon, Summer 2017) at Boston University
  • Faculty sponsor for 1 visiting researcher (Sungmi Kwon, 2016-17) and 5 undergraduate interns (Juno Dong, Summer 2017; Darby Douros, Summer 2016; Emily Fisher, Summer 2016, Summer 2017; Katie Martin, Summer 2017; Solveig Olson-Strom, Summer 2016) at Boston University
  • Faculty mentor for 3 research assistants (Ryan Corbett, 2011-12; Daniel Wall, 2011-12; Daniel Younathan, 2011-12) at the University of Maryland
  • Linguist mentor for the Southeastern Pomo group at the 2010 Breath of Life Workshop (Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival and the University of California, Berkeley)