Faculty

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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Category: Faculty, General, Journal Publications

Robert Daland in Journal of Child Language

Published: October 18, 2012

Robert Daland’s paper, “Variation in the input: a case study of manner class frequencies,” has appeared in the October Issue of Journal of Child Language. Here is a link to the Open Access article: http://journals.cambridge.org/repo_A87KV34m Congratulations Robert! In addition, Robert writes, on Open Access: I believe that Open Access is the right way to go…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, General, Graduate Students

Summer highlights:

Published: October 8, 2012

Russ Schuh: UCLA alumnus Alhaji Maina Gimba visited the department from mid-May to mid-July 2012 for work with Russ Schuh on a dictionary of Bole, a West Chadic language spoken in northeastern Nigeria.  Gimba and Russ collaborated with another UCLA alumnus, Paul Newman, for a week at the end of June (Paul is the author…

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Category: Faculty, General, Graduate Students, Journal Publications

Keating, Bishop and Kuo published in August 2012 issue of JASA

Published: October 8, 2012

Two papers by department members were published in the August 2012 issue of the Journal of the Acoustic Society of America (JASA). Jason Bishop & Pat Keating, “Perception of pitch location within a speaker’s range: fundamental frequency, voice quality and speaker sex” Pat Keating and Grace Kuo, “Comparison of speaking fundamental frequency in English and…

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