Faculty

Category: Faculty, General, Seminar Talks, SynSem

SynSem 11/16 – Hilda Koopman

Published: November 14, 2012

**Please note! Since there is no colloquium, this Friday’s SynSem seminar will exceptionally meet from 11-1 in the conference room. ** Hilda Koopman will be presenting a (pre)practice talk for a keynote address (RALFe, Paris, November 28). Speaker: Hilda Koopman Date/Time: Friday, November 16, 11-1pm Location: Campbell 2122 Title: The dance of subjects and objects,…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, General, Graduate Students

UCLA @ BUCLD

Published: November 2, 2012

The annual Boston University Conference on Language Development will take place this weekend in Boston. UCLA faculty and graduate students will be presenting two talks there. Jessica Rett, Nina Hyams & Lauren Winans, The effects of syntax on the acquisition of evidentiality Jamie White & Megha Sundara, Infant biases in the learning of phonological alternations  

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Category: Faculty, General

Obituary: Robert Stockwell (1925-2012)

Published: October 30, 2012

Our founding chair, Robert Stockwell, passed away October 28, 2012, following a long illness. Bob was born June 12, 1925, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was educated at the University of Virginia, where he received a B.A. in English and Greek in 1946, an M.A. in English in 1949, and a Ph.D. in English Philology…

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Category: Faculty, General, Seminar Talks, SynSem

SynSem 11/02 – Martin Walkow

Published: October 30, 2012

Martin Walkow will be presenting in Syntax and Semantics Seminar this week. His talk is entitled: Variation and Repair in Person-based restrictions on Cliticization. All welcome! Speaker: Martin Walkow Date/Time: Friday, November 2, 2-4pm Location: Campbell 2122 Title: Variation and Repair in Person-based restrictions on Cliticization Contact: Hilda Koopman

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Category: Faculty, General, Journal Publications

Congratulations to Bruce, Colin and Anne!

Published: October 28, 2012

The LSA Executive Committee voted to award the 2013 Best Paper in Language Award (for Volume 88, published in 2012) to Bruce Hayes, Colin Wilson (Johns Hopkins) and Anne Shisko for their  jointly-authored paper “Maxent Grammars for the Metrics of Shakespeare and Milton”. They will receive the award at the LSA Annual Meeting in Boston…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, General, Graduate Students

UCLA @ CUSP 5 in San Diego

Published: October 25, 2012

The 5th California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics (CUSP 5) will be held at UCSD on October 27 – 28, 2012. UCLA faculty and graduate students will be well-represented: Natasha Korotkova: Evidentiality in Georgian Deniz Ozyildiz: When I is not me: A preliminary case study of shifted indexicals in Turkish Philippe Côté-Boucher: Beyond the King of…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, General, Talks

Hilda Koopman @ USC and Cornell

Published: October 25, 2012

Hilda Koopman was recently invited to the USC Undergraduate Linguistics Conference on October 12, where she  introduced the audience to the the Syntactic Structure of the World’s Languages (SSWL and Terraling) database project. The slides can be found here. She will also be heading out to Cornell for the  Workshop on Suspended Affixation on October…

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Category: Faculty, General, Talks

Sun-Ah Jun @ MIT

Published: October 23, 2012

Sun-Ah Jun will be speaking at MIT this Friday, October 26, as part of their colloquium series. Her talk is entitled: Prosodic Priming in Relative Clause Attachment. An abstract follows: In a sentence such as “Someone shot the servant of the actress who was on the balcony”, the relative clause (RC) can modify NP1 the servant (i.e.,…

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