Faculty

Category: Alumni, Faculty, General

Harold Torrence To Join The Department In Fall 2015

Published: February 13, 2015

The Linguistics Department is delighted to announce that Harold Torrence will be joining the faculty as of July 2015. Prof. Torrence specializes in the syntax and morphology of African and Native American languages. (For more, see http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/people/torrence/.) Among other courses, he will be teaching Field Methods at UCLA.

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

Eventful weekend at LSA 2015 (Portland)

Published: January 13, 2015

UCLA was incredibly well-represented by both past and present faculty and students at the recent annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in Portland. Highlights include Pat Keating being inducted into the newest class of LSA Fellows, together with former UCLA colleague, Donca Steriade (now at MIT). Sun-Ah Jun was also an invited speaker…

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Category: Books, Faculty, General, Publications

New books by Rett and Schuh

Published: January 7, 2015

Congratulations to Jessica Rett and Russ Schuh on the publication of their new books. Jessica’s book, The Semantics of Evaluativity, is published by Oxford University Press and was acclaimed by many distinguished outside reviewers during her recent tenure review. It is now available on Amazon.com! Russ Schuh is a co-author of Bole-English Dictionary and English-Bole Wordlist, just published…

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

Talks at BUCLD 2014

Published: November 7, 2014

UCLA linguists and alumni of the department will be giving a number of presentations at the annual Boston University Conference on Language Development this weekend. Talks: 18-month-olds compensate for a phonological alternation Adam Chong (UCLA) and Megha Sundara (UCLA) Pause Trumps All: A Corpus-Based Study on Prosodic Boundary Cues in Japanese Child-Directed Speech. B. Ludusan,…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, General, Talks

Jun gives talk at Hunan University

Published: November 6, 2014

Sun-Ah Jun writes: In Oct. 18, 2014, I gave a talk, titled “Prosodic Typology”, at Hunan University in Changsha, China, as one of the four keynote speakers on phonetics. The university was sponsoring two conferences, ICPRLL (International Conference on Phonetic Research and Language Learning) and EPCC (English Phonetic Conference in China). So, I could meet…

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Category: Alumni, Faculty, General, Journal Publications

Kuang & Keating in JASA

Published: November 4, 2014

Jianjing Kuang (Ph.D. 2013, now at UPenn) and Pat Keating’s paper Vocal fold vibratory patterns in tense versus lax phonation contrasts just appeared in this month’s issue of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Congrats JJ and Pat!

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

UCLA linguists at NELS 45 @ MIT

Published: October 31, 2014

The 45th annual meeting of the Northeast Linguistics Society (NELS) takes place this weekend at MIT. A number of UCLA linguists (current and former) will be in attendance. You can find their talk or poster titles below! In particular, Kie Zuraw will deliver an invited talk entitled: Phonotactics and alternations in the diachronic development of…

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Category: Faculty, General, Publications

Hot off the press: Pam Munro in the news

Published: October 29, 2014

Pam Munro recently wrote on article for Zócalo Public Square on revitalizing Tongva, the American Indian language originally spoken in the L.A. Basin. This article was also picked up yesterday by both The Washington Post and Time! Congratulations Pam! If you’re on Facebook, feel free to like the Tongva language page!  

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