Faculty

Category: Conferences, Faculty, General

Boston University Conference on Language Development

Published: October 6, 2017

Victoria Mateu, Nina Hyams and Lauren Winans will be presenting a paper in the upcoming Boston University Conference on Language Development (November 3-5) entitled: Intervention Effects in Early Grammar: Evidence from Sluicing. They also presented a paper, Where Ellipsis Meets Wh-movement: Sluicing in Early Grammar, at the GALA (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition) conference held…

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Category: Awards, Faculty

New NSF grant

Published: September 22, 2017

Pat Keating is a co-investigator on a new 3-year NSF grant to UCLA, “Variance and invariance in voice quality: Implications for machine and human speaker identification”.  In an earlier phase of this project, Pat coordinated the recording and transcription of the UCLA Speaker Variability Database in the Phonetics Lab. Prof. Jody Kreiman, who has a…

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Category: Faculty

Welcome Professor Jody Kreiman

Published: July 14, 2017

Professor Jody Kreiman, Ph.D. in Linguistics 1987 from the University of Chicago and Professor in Residence in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been given a Joint Appointment in the Linguistics Department.  Prof. Kreiman is an internationally recognized authority on the human voice who…

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

UCLA Presence at CLS 2017

Published: June 12, 2017

At the Chicago Linguistic Society 2017 (CLS 53), held on May 25-27, 2017, Sun-Ah Jun gave an Invited talk on “Intonational difference in syntax-marking vs. focus-marking prosodic phrasing”. Eleanor Glewwe gave a talk on “Substantive Bias in Phonotactic Learning: Positional Extension of an Obstruent Voicing Contrast”. Also, two talks were given by our recent Alumi, Thomas…

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Category: Awards, Faculty

Prof. Hilda Koopman wins Transdisciplinary Seed Grant

Published: May 16, 2017

Prof. Hilda Koopman is a winner of a 2017 Transdisciplinary Seed Grant, along with her collaborators Dennis Shasha (NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences) and Yizhou Sun (Computer Science, UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science). The project is entitled “Querying and Constructing the SSWL database: Tools for Linguistic Theory” and the money will go…

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Category: Faculty, Journal Publications

Hilda Koopman a co-author on a PNAS paper

Published: April 26, 2017

Hilda Koopman is a co-author on a PNAS paper arguing that yes, there (seems to be/is) a Neural correlate of syntactic operation Merge. From the abstract: Our results provide initial intracranial evidence for the neurophysiological reality of the merge operation postulated by linguists and suggest that the brain compresses syntactically wellformed sequences of words into a…

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Category: Faculty, General

Dylan Bumford accepts Semantics position

Published: April 24, 2017

We are excited to announce that Dylan Bumford (NYU, 2017) has accepted our offer, and will join our semantics faculty in the Fall of 2017. Dylan’s research is on the semantics of quantification, distributivity, clefts and exhaustivity. In addition to formal semantics, he is interested in computational linguistics and processing. He will likely be teaching a…

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