Faculty

Category: Alumni, Faculty

LSA Summer Institute

Published: September 23, 2015

Sun-Ah Jun taught a 4-week course, “Intonational Phonology and Prosodic Typology”, at the LSA Summer Institute at the University of Chicago, which was held in July 6-31, 2015 (https://lsa2015.uchicago.edu/).  She was the only current faculty from UCLA, but some of our recent graduates were also teaching there as faculty. They were: Jeff Heinz (Ph.D. 2007, now…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, General, Graduate Students

WILD 2015 in Stockholm

Published: June 19, 2015

The 2nd Workshop on Infant Language Development took place in Stockholm last week. Victoria Mateu and Megha Sundara both had poster presentations! Victoria Mateu Martin and Megha Sundara. Cross-linguistic transfer of word segmentation abilities in bilingual infants Megha Sundara, Monika Molnar (BCBL) and Sónia Frota (Lisbon). When infants get the question: The development of boundary…

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Category: Events, Faculty, General, Graduate Students

Summer’s here!

Published: June 15, 2015

You know it’s summer when the annual department 5K party occurs. This year it was once again graciously hosted by Ed Keenan. It was a fun and joyous event to round out the 2014-2015 academic year! Here are some snaps – showcasing this year’s t-shirt design (from first year Yoo Kyung Kang):

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Category: Awards, Faculty, General

Keenan awarded S.-Y. Kuroda prize by Mathematics of Language

Published: June 9, 2015

Ed Keenan has recently been awarded the S.-Y. Kuroda prize by MOL (Mathematics of Language), a special interest group of the Association for Computational Linguistics.  The award is in honor of Yuki Kuroda for his proof that context sensitive languages are just those accepted by linear bounded automata). Ed will be receiving the award at…

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

Phonologists at 23 MFM

Published: June 3, 2015

Some of our phonologists made the hop across the pond to Manchester to attend the 23rd annual Manchester Phonology Meeting (or mfm). Jesse Zymet gave a talk: A case for parallelism: reduplicative possessives in Maragoli. And Brian Smith gave a poster presentation: A unified constraint-based account of the English indefinite article. Alumnus, Jamie White (Ph.D. 2013, now…

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Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, General, Talks

Keating at ASA in Pittsburgh

Published: June 2, 2015

In a bit of old news, the spring meeting of the Acoustical Society of America occurred in Pittsburgh 18 May – 22 May. Pat Keating gave a talk in the special session organized in celebration of Ken Stevens’s contribution to speech communication. She also had a poster presentation together with Jody Kreiman (Head & Neck…

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

Chicago Linguistic Society 51 this week

Published: April 23, 2015

A number of UCLA linguists (and alumni) will be presenting at this week’s 51st Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Eleanor Glewwe: Tonal Assignment in English Loanwords in Mandarin Chinese Margit Bowler: “Might be something”: Information protection in central Australia Hannah Sarvasy: Monolingual fieldwork in and beyond the classroom: the Logooli experience at UCLA Isabelle Charnavel (Ph.D….

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Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, General

GLOW in Paris

Published: April 13, 2015

Robert Daland will be presenting a paper at GLOW (Generative Linguistics in the Old World) which is taking place in Paris, France, this week. His paper is entitled: Even though the sound of it is really quite atrocious: Finiteness and well-defined probabilities in phonotactic learning He will be joined by a couple of UCLA alumni: Thomas…

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

UCLA linguists at WCCFL 33 @ Simon Fraser U.

Published: March 28, 2015

UCLA is well-represented by both current and former students at this week’s WCCFL at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Talks: Amanda Ritchart (former undergraduate, now Ph.D. student at UCSD), Grant Goodall (UCSD) and Marc Garellek (Ph.D. 2013, now at UCSD), Prosody and the that-trace effect: an experimental study. Byron Ahn (Ph.D. 2015, now at…

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