Alumni

Category: Alumni, Faculty, General

Harold Torrence To Join The Department In Fall 2015

Published: February 13, 2015

The Linguistics Department is delighted to announce that Harold Torrence will be joining the faculty as of July 2015. Prof. Torrence specializes in the syntax and morphology of African and Native American languages. (For more, see http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/people/torrence/.) Among other courses, he will be teaching Field Methods at UCLA.

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Category: Alumni, General, Jobs

Andy Martin heads to Konan University in Kobe!

Published: January 23, 2015

Kie Zuraw reports on some good news: Our Ph.D. alum Andy Martin (Ph.D. 2007), currently a researcher at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute Laboratory for Language Development Research, has accepted a position as Associate Professor at Konan University in Kobe, in the Department of English Literature and Language. Andy’s new department already includes several linguists, and you can check…

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

Eventful weekend at LSA 2015 (Portland)

Published: January 13, 2015

UCLA was incredibly well-represented by both past and present faculty and students at the recent annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in Portland. Highlights include Pat Keating being inducted into the newest class of LSA Fellows, together with former UCLA colleague, Donca Steriade (now at MIT). Sun-Ah Jun was also an invited speaker…

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

Talks at BUCLD 2014

Published: November 7, 2014

UCLA linguists and alumni of the department will be giving a number of presentations at the annual Boston University Conference on Language Development this weekend. Talks: 18-month-olds compensate for a phonological alternation Adam Chong (UCLA) and Megha Sundara (UCLA) Pause Trumps All: A Corpus-Based Study on Prosodic Boundary Cues in Japanese Child-Directed Speech. B. Ludusan,…

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Category: Alumni, Faculty, General, Journal Publications

Kuang & Keating in JASA

Published: November 4, 2014

Jianjing Kuang (Ph.D. 2013, now at UPenn) and Pat Keating’s paper Vocal fold vibratory patterns in tense versus lax phonation contrasts just appeared in this month’s issue of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Congrats JJ and Pat!

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

UCLA linguists at NELS 45 @ MIT

Published: October 31, 2014

The 45th annual meeting of the Northeast Linguistics Society (NELS) takes place this weekend at MIT. A number of UCLA linguists (current and former) will be in attendance. You can find their talk or poster titles below! In particular, Kie Zuraw will deliver an invited talk entitled: Phonotactics and alternations in the diachronic development of…

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Category: Alumni, Awards, Faculty, General, Graduate Students, Publications, Undergraduate Students

Summer Happeings II: Publications & Awards

Published: October 1, 2014

Graf awarded the Beth Prize! In August, Thomas Graf (Ph.D. 2012, now at Stony Brook) was awarded the Beth Prize for best dissertation in Logic, Language and Linguistics for 2013, which includes a cash prize and publication offer. Read more about the Beth Prize here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._W._Beth_Dissertation_Prize Congratulations Thomas!  New NSF grant for Keating and colleagues…

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

Summer happenings I: Talks and conferences

Published: September 30, 2014

UCLA ph-ers at LabPhon in Tokyo In late July, a number of present and former members of the UCLA Phonetics Lab attended the 14th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon 14) held at NINJAL in Tokyo. Talks: Georgia Zellou (Penn), Rebecca Scarborough (Colorado, UCLA Ph.D. 2005), Eric Doty (Penn). The role of lexical age-of-acquisition effects on…

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