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  • Chang, C. B., & Kwon, S. (2020). The contributions of crosslinguistic influence and individual differences to nonnative speech perception. Languages, 5(4), article 49. [abstract | pdf | materials | data]


  • *Chan, I. L., & Chang, C. B. (2019). Perception of nonnative tonal contrasts by Mandarin-English and English-Mandarin sequential bilinguals. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 146(2), 956-972. [abstract | pdf | supplement | materials | data]
  • Chang, C. B., & Yao, Y. (2019). Production of neutral tone in Mandarin by heritage, native, and second language speakers. In S. Calhoun, P. Escudero, M. Tabain, & P. Warren (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (pp. 2291-2295). Canberra, Australia: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc. [pdf | materials | data]
  • Chang, C. B. (2019c). Phonetic drift. In M. S. Schmid & B. Köpke (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Language Attrition (pp. 191-203). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. [abstract | pdf]
  • Chang, C. B. (2019b). Language change and linguistic inquiry in a world of multicompetence: Sustained phonetic drift and its implications for behavioral linguistic research. Journal of Phonetics, 74, 96-113. [abstract | pdf | supplement | materials | data]
  • Chang, C. B. (2019a). The phonetics of second language learning and bilingualism. In W. F. Katz & P. F. Assmann (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics (pp. 427-447). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. [abstract | pdf]


  • *Chan, I. L., & Chang, C. B. (2018). LEXTALE_CH: A quick, character-based proficiency test for Mandarin Chinese. In A. B. Bertolini & M. J. Kaplan (Eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 114-130). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [abstract | pdf | materials]
  • Chang, C. B. (2018). Perceptual attention as the locus of transfer to nonnative speech perception. Journal of Phonetics, 68, 85-102. [abstract | pdf | materials | data]


  • Ahn, S., Chang, C. B., DeKeyser R., & Lee-Ellis, S. (2017). Age effects in first language attrition: Speech perception by Korean-English bilinguals. Language Learning, 67(3), 694-733. [abstract | pdf | materials | data]


  • Bowles, A. R., Chang, C. B., & Karuzis, V. P. (2016). Pitch ability as an aptitude for tone learning. Language Learning, 66(4), 774-808. [abstract | pdf | supporting information]
  • Chang, C. B. (2016). Bilingual perceptual benefits of experience with a heritage language. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 19(4), 791-809. [abstract | pdf]
  • Chang, C. B., & Yao, Y. (2016). Toward an understanding of heritage prosody: Acoustic and perceptual properties of tone produced by heritage, native, and second language speakers of Mandarin. Heritage Language Journal, 13(2), 134-160. [abstract | pdf | materials | data]
  • Yao, Y., & Chang, C. B. (2016). On the cognitive basis of contact-induced sound change: Vowel merger reversal in Shanghainese. Language, 92(2), 433-467. [abstract | pdf | online appendices]

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Boston University