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Burnett heads to Toronto….then CNRS!

Published: June 17, 2015

Heather Burnett (Ph.D. 2012) who is currently a post-doctoral researcher on the Syntactic Microvariation of the Romance Languages of France project within the CLLE-ERSS will be a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sociolinguistics Lab at the University of Toronto in the Fall. Following this, in 2016, she will be taking up a permanent research scientist position…

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Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, General, Graduate Students, Talks

Phonologists at 23 MFM

Published: June 3, 2015

Some of our phonologists made the hop across the pond to Manchester to attend the 23rd annual Manchester Phonology Meeting (or mfm). Jesse Zymet gave a talk: A case for parallelism: reduplicative possessives in Maragoli. And Brian Smith gave a poster presentation: A unified constraint-based account of the English indefinite article. Alumnus, Jamie White (Ph.D. 2013, now…

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Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, General, Talks

Keating at ASA in Pittsburgh

Published: June 2, 2015

In a bit of old news, the spring meeting of the Acoustical Society of America occurred in Pittsburgh 18 May – 22 May. Pat Keating gave a talk in the special session organized in celebration of Ken Stevens’s contribution to speech communication. She also had a poster presentation together with Jody Kreiman (Head & Neck…

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Category: Alumni, General, Jobs

Byron Ahn heads to Swarthmore!

Published: May 7, 2015

Byron Ahn (Ph.D. 2014), who is currently a visiting assistant professor at Boston University, will be heading to Philadelphia this Fall where he will be a visiting assistant professor at Swarthmore College! Congratulations Byron!

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Category: Alumni, Colloquium, Faculty, General, Graduate Students

Chicago Linguistic Society 51 this week

Published: April 23, 2015

A number of UCLA linguists (and alumni) will be presenting at this week’s 51st Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Eleanor Glewwe: Tonal Assignment in English Loanwords in Mandarin Chinese Margit Bowler: “Might be something”: Information protection in central Australia Hannah Sarvasy: Monolingual fieldwork in and beyond the classroom: the Logooli experience at UCLA Isabelle Charnavel (Ph.D….

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Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, General

GLOW in Paris

Published: April 13, 2015

Robert Daland will be presenting a paper at GLOW (Generative Linguistics in the Old World) which is taking place in Paris, France, this week. His paper is entitled: Even though the sound of it is really quite atrocious: Finiteness and well-defined probabilities in phonotactic learning He will be joined by a couple of UCLA alumni: Thomas…

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UCLA linguists at WCCFL 33 @ Simon Fraser U.

Published: March 28, 2015

UCLA is well-represented by both current and former students at this week’s WCCFL at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Talks: Amanda Ritchart (former undergraduate, now Ph.D. student at UCSD), Grant Goodall (UCSD) and Marc Garellek (Ph.D. 2013, now at UCSD), Prosody and the that-trace effect: an experimental study. Byron Ahn (Ph.D. 2015, now at…

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Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, General, Graduate Students

UCLA linguists at CUNY 28 @ USC

Published: March 21, 2015

The 28th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing is taking place this week at USC. UCLA is well-represented by a number of poster presentations. Jesse Harris & Katy Carlson (Morehead State U.): Focus particles in context: Support for the Broadest Focus Principle Jesse Harris & Katy Carlson (Morehead State U.): Focus marking isn’t enough: The…

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Category: Alumni, Conferences, General

Tati Libman on panel at LSA meeting

Published: March 3, 2015

Former UCLA M.A. student, Tati Libman who is now at Google was recently on a panel on jobs in industry at the annual meeting of the LSA. The LSA recently posted the video from the panel discussion: http://www.linguisticsociety.org/resource/panel-careers-linguists-industry-2015-annual-meeting

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Jun teaches Master class at ICLDC in Hawaii

Published: February 27, 2015

Sun-Ah Jun will be teaching a masterclass on the elicitation and documentation of intonation at the upcoming International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation in Hawaii. Details can be found here: http://icldc4.weebly.com/master-class-information.html A number of UCLA alumni are also going to be in attendance: Alex Mannix (Bryn Mawr), Brooke Lillehaugen (Ph.D. 2006, now at Haverford), Janet…

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