Faculty

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: 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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Category: Faculty

Russell Schuh (1941-2016)

Published: November 8, 2016

Distinguished Professor of Linguistics Russell Schuh passed away on November 8, 2016. Russ was a beloved colleague and outstanding member of our department in teaching, research, and service. He was an outstanding field linguist, specializing in the Chadic languages of Northern Nigeria, and undertook many field expeditions to Nigeria that led to multiple books and…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students

WCCFL 34 at the University of Utah

Published: May 6, 2016

This past weekend,  The University of Utah hosted The West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. UCLA students and faculty were of those who presented this year. Talks: A linguistic study using social media: Phonotactically-driven rendaku in surnames, Yu Tanaka, UCLA graduate Posters: Bound tense in Relative Clauses: evidence from VP-ellipsis, Sam Alxatib, CUNY & Yael…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students

UCLA SCAMPers @ USCD

Published: April 11, 2016

SCAMP: Southern California April Meeting on Phonology was held at UCSD over the weekend (thank you to Eric Baković (UCSD) for organizing it!). A number of UCLA phonologists had talks/posters: Talk: Adam Chong: Looking under the hood: Korean palatalization and derived environment effects Stephanie Shih (UC Merced) & Kie Zuraw: Phonological conditions on Tagalog adjective-noun…

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