Faculty

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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Category: Conferences, Faculty, General

AMPRA @ UCLA

Published: October 9, 2014

UCLA’s Applied Linguistics program will be hosting this year’s American Pragamatics conference (AMPRA) from October 17-19. Our own Jesse Harris is also on the organizing committee. Jesse will also be giving two talks: Preferences for focus particle placement: Two experiments. (with Katy Carlson) Biscuit conditionals as indirect offers. (with Danielle Holstein)  

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Category: Faculty, General, Labs

New Language Processing Lab slowly takes shape

Published: October 8, 2014

Jesse Harris’s new Language Processing Lab is finally taking physical shape. Construction began at the start of September is due to finish by the end of October (we hope). Meanwhile, here are some “before” pictures. Additionally, while without a physical home, the lab has already got a web home. Find out more about the work…

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Category: Colloquium, Faculty, General, Talks

Keating gives colloquium at Michigan

Published: October 8, 2014

Pat Keating was the UM Linguistics colloquium speaker on Oct. 3. Her talk, “Linguistic Voice Quality”, was based on joint work with a number of colleagues and former students who have participated in UCLA “Voice Science Consortium” projects.

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