Faculty

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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Category: Faculty, General

Welcome new faculty!

Published: October 7, 2014

The department welcomes one new assistant professor and 3 lecturers this academic year. Read about them below: Jesse Harris (Ph.D. UMass, Asst. Prof): My primary research is in language processing, which incorporates methods from cognitive science and psychology to investigate how language users develop a sufficiently rich linguistic meaning during online comprehension. Specific research areas…

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Category: Alumni, Awards, Faculty, General, Graduate Students, Publications, Undergraduate Students

Summer Happeings II: Publications & Awards

Published: October 1, 2014

Graf awarded the Beth Prize! In August, Thomas Graf (Ph.D. 2012, now at Stony Brook) was awarded the Beth Prize for best dissertation in Logic, Language and Linguistics for 2013, which includes a cash prize and publication offer. Read more about the Beth Prize here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._W._Beth_Dissertation_Prize Congratulations Thomas!  New NSF grant for Keating and colleagues…

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

Summer happenings I: Talks and conferences

Published: September 30, 2014

UCLA ph-ers at LabPhon in Tokyo In late July, a number of present and former members of the UCLA Phonetics Lab attended the 14th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon 14) held at NINJAL in Tokyo. Talks: Georgia Zellou (Penn), Rebecca Scarborough (Colorado, UCLA Ph.D. 2005), Eric Doty (Penn). The role of lexical age-of-acquisition effects on…

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Category: Faculty, General

A nice story about Pam Munro from the UCLA newsroom

Published: July 2, 2014

A nice article featuring work by Pam Munro: http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/ucla-linguist-gabrieleno-tongva-indians-use-social-media-to-revive-extinct-language From Pam: And if any of you use Facebook, please visit (and like!) the Tongva Language page!…    

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Category: Alumni, Faculty, General, Publications

White & Sundara in Cognition

Published: July 1, 2014

Jamie White’s (Ph.D. 2013, now at UCL, previously Ottawa) and Megha Sundara’s paper, Biased generalization of newly learned phonological alternations by 12-month-old infants, just came out in Cognition. Congratulations Jamie and Megha! White, J. & Sundara, M. (2014). Biased generalization of newly learned phonological alternations by 12-month-old infants. Cognition, 133(1), 85-90.

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