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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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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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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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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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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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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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