Alumni

Category: Alumni, General

Sandy Disner in the news!

Published: June 4, 2014

Sandy Disner (Ph.D. 1983; now at USC) was interviewed on CNN Newsroom yesterday in relation to the current news story regarding former American P.O.W. Bowe Bergdahl’s potential language attrition. Click here to watch the interview.

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Category: Alumni, General, Jobs

Abner heads to Montclair State!

Published: June 3, 2014

Natasha Abner (Ph.D. 2012, currently at U. Chicago) will take up a tenure-track position in the Department of Linguistics at Montclair State University in New Jersey, starting this Fall. Congratulations Natasha!

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

Phoneticians at Speech Prosody 2014 in Dublin

Published: May 19, 2014

The biannual Speech Prosody conference is taking place this week in Dublin, Ireland. UCLA phoneticians (current and former) will be well-represented! Ann Bailey, Intonational Phonology of Cuban Spanish: A Preliminary AM Model Sun-Ah Jun & Jason Bishop (Ph.D. 2013, currently at CUNY-SI), Implicit prosodic priming and autistic traits in relative clause attachment Canan Ipek (USC)…

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

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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Category: Alumni, General, Graduate Students, Jobs

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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Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, General

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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