Charles Chang

Assistant Professor of Linguistics, College of Arts & Sciences

Charles B. Chang is an Assistant Professor in Boston University’s Department of Linguistics and Affiliated Faculty with BU’s Center for the Study of Asia and Hearing Research Center. Prior to joining BU, he held faculty appointments at the University of Maryland, Rice University, and SOAS, University of London.

Prof. Chang can advise on questions related to speech production and perception, language learning, bilingualism, and language attrition. He has consulted for law firms, start-ups, non-profits, and government agencies on a broad range of issues surrounding voice identification, forensic stylistics, childhood second language learning, and computer-assisted and app-based language learning.

Funded in part by a Peter Paul Career Development Professorship and the National Science Foundation, Prof. Chang’s current research concerns the role of linguistic experience in shaping phonological knowledge throughout life, with a particular focus on second language learning, multilingualism, and language contact. Links to publications can be found on his website at