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Category: Alumni, Conferences, General, Talks

Blankenship reports on UCLA Language Materials Project

Published: April 12, 2014

At the April conference of the Southwest Association for Language Learning Technology, Barbara Blankenship (Ph.D. 1997) presented a talk on digital materials for language learning. Blankenship coordinates the UCLA Language Materials Project, a website with resources for teachers of less commonly taught languages. The site offers a bibliography of over 9000 materials for teaching 150…

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UCLA Linguists at CLS 50

Published: April 10, 2014

UCLA linguists (both present and former) will be giving talks at this year’s meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society (CLS 50). Byron Ahn: “Reflexes of Reflexivity: Locality and the Interfaces” Thomas Graf (Ph.D., 2013; now at Stony Brook): “Feature Geometry and the Person Case Constraint: An Algebraic Link” Additionally, Bruce Hayes will be delivering an…

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White heads to UCL!

Published: April 1, 2014

Jamie White (Ph.D. 2013) who is currently an Assistant Prof. at the University of Ottawa will be heading across the pond to take up a tenure-track position at University College, London. He’ll be joining fellow UCLA alumnus, Nathan Klinedinst, who is also a faculty member in the Department of Linguistics. Congratulations Jamie!

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Jun at CUNY 14

Published: March 21, 2014

Sun-Ah Jun presented a poster, co-authored with alumnus, Jason Bishop (Ph.D. 2013,  now at CUNY Staten Island), at the recent CUNY Sentence Processing Conference held at Ohio State (March 13-15). Their poster was entitled: Priming of implicit prosody and individual differences

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UCLA Linguists at WCCFL 32 (at USC)

Published: March 13, 2014

UCLA was well-represented at the most recent WCCFL across town at USC. Both present and former students were well-represented. Yael Sharvit gave one of the of the invited talks. Her talk was entitled “Non-definite Definites”. Jesse Zymet: “Distance-Based Decay in Long-Distance Phonological Processes” Canan Ipek (USC) & Sun-Ah Jun: “Marking prosodic prominence in Turkish” Isabelle Charnavel (Ph.D. 2012, now…

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

Prosodic Typology II is out!

Published: January 30, 2014

Modified repost from the the Department’s news page: Professor Sun-Ah Jun has cemented her reputation as one of the world’s leading intonation experts with her massive (600 page) edited volume Prosodic Typology II:  The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing, just out with Oxford University Press. This is the second book in a series, and covers…

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UCLA Linguists brave the cold at LSA 2014 in Minneapolis

Published: January 6, 2014

A number of UCLA linguists traded the sunny weather of LA for the freezing temperatures of Minneapolis to present at the annual meeting of the LSA. Byron Ahn & Craig Sailor, Obligatory Gaps in Non-Finite Clauses Byron Ahn, The Syntax of Phrasal Stress “Exceptions” (Poster) Laura McPherson, A maxent model of tone-tune association in Tommo…

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