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Dylan Bumford accepts Semantics position

Published: April 24, 2017

We are excited to announce that Dylan Bumford (NYU, 2017) has accepted our offer, and will join our semantics faculty in the Fall of 2017. Dylan’s research is on the semantics of quantification, distributivity, clefts and exhaustivity. In addition to formal semantics, he is interested in computational linguistics and processing. He will likely be teaching a…

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UCLA Linguistics at GLOW

Published: March 13, 2017

GLOW (Generative Linguistics in the Old World) is taking place this(starting Wednesday) at Leiden University. Here is a list of UCLA students and alumni who will present their work: Maayan Abenina-Adar and Nikos Angelopoulos: Subjectivity and Necessity Laura Kailin (UCLA alumna): Nominal licensing is driven by valued (phi-)features Peter Hallman (UCLA alumnus) and Maris Camilleri: Existential and Universal Perfect…

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Kie Zuraw and Isabelle Lin at the OCP

Published: March 13, 2017

The Old World Conference on Phonology was held in Düsseldorf at the end of February, 2017. Kie Zuraw gave an invited talk, “The Breadth of the Candidate Set,” and Isabelle Lin gave a talk entitled “Tone sequences in lexical processing in Beijing Mandarin.”

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UCLA Linguistics alum Jeff Heinz honored at LSA

Published: January 15, 2017

Jeff Heinz, a 2007 Ph.D. graduate of our program and now Professor of Linguistics at the University of Delaware, was awarded the LSA’s Early Career Award at January’s LSA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. This award recognizes scholars who earned their Ph.D. in the past ten years and have made “outstanding contributions to the field…

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UCLA at Acoustical Society of America

Published: December 1, 2016

The department was well-represented at the Fall meeting of the ASA in Honolulu the week of Nov. 28 2016. Current and former department members (PhDs, postdocs, faculty, undergrads, visitors) attending and/or with presentations at the conference included: Ann Aly, Victoria Anderson (PhD 2000), Dani Byrd (PhD 1994),  Adam Chong,  Keith Johnson (post-doc and faculty 1990-92),…

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UCLA linguistics at NELS47

Published: November 1, 2016

NELS47 (North East Linguistics Society) met at UMASS Amherst this October. UCLA was well represented: Richard Stockwell gave a talk entitled “VP ellipsis with symmetrical predicates” Jesse Zymet with co-author Jeff Adler (UCSC) gave a talk entitled “Irreducible Parallelism in Process Interactions” Tim Hunter with co-author David Potter presented a talk called “Distinguishing approaches to island…

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UCLA Linguists at AMP 2016

Published: October 24, 2016

UCLA Linguistics was well-represented at this year’s Annual Meeting on Phonology at the University of Southern California. Invited talk: Bruce Hayes: Varieties of Noisy Harmonic Grammar Talk: Adam Chong: Examining the lexicon in derived-environment effects: Korean and Turkish Posters: Jeffrey Adler & Jesse Zymet: Irreducible parallelism in process interactions Eleanor Glewwe: An OT analysis of…

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UCLA Students at CUSP 9

Published: October 23, 2016

 Two UCLA linguistics grads presented at CUSP 9 (California Semantics and Pragmatics) that took place between Oct. 21 and 22 at UC Santa Cruz. The titles of the talks were: T. Hendrik Kim: The relevance of logophoric conditions to the interpretation of the Korean anaphor caki Daniela Čulinović :’Some’, to a degree

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Speech Prosody 2016 at Boston University

Published: June 13, 2016

Speech Prosody 2016 was held this year at Boston University from May 31st through June 3rd. A number of UCLA students and graduates were in attendance to present their work. Talks: Jianjing Kuang, Yixuan Guo and Mark Liberman: Voice quality as a pitch-range indicator Posters: Rose Hurley and Jason Bishop: Prosodic and individual influences on the…

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