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 3 graduate research assistants (Megan Brown, Spring 2017, Summer 2017; Xinwen Hu, Summer 2017; Kevin Samejon, Summer 2017), 1 undergraduate research assistant (Wayne Yoon, Summer 2017), 3 graduate interns (I Lei Chan, Summer 2016, Summer 2017; Kendra Hennegen, Summer 2017; Rachel Templeton, Summer 2017), 10 undergraduate interns (Kun Cao, Spring 2017, Summer 2017; Malav Dave, Spring 2017, Summer 2017; Juno Dong, Summer 2017; Darby Douros, Summer 2016; Christy Eichlin, Summer 2017; Emily Fisher, Summer 2016, Summer 2017; Katie Martin, Summer 2017; Solveig Olson-Strom, Summer 2016; Abigail Ripin, Summer 2017; Amira Yazghi, Summer 2017), and 1 high school intern (Jennifer Hollfelder, 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)

Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Boston University