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Category: Awards, General

UCLA receives $1 million for Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali postdoctoral fellowship in Iranian linguistics

Published: November 8, 2017

Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali, a renowned linguist, founded Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute in 2000. A donation of $1 million from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute will establish the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Postdoctoral Fellowship in Iranian Linguistics in the UCLA Department of Linguistics, one of the nation’s top-ranked linguistics departments. “The Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Postdoctoral Fellowship in Iranian Linguistics…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, General

Boston University Conference on Language Development

Published: October 6, 2017

Victoria Mateu, Nina Hyams and Lauren Winans will be presenting a paper in the upcoming Boston University Conference on Language Development (November 3-5) entitled: Intervention Effects in Early Grammar: Evidence from Sluicing. They also presented a paper, Where Ellipsis Meets Wh-movement: Sluicing in Early Grammar, at the GALA (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition) conference held…

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Category: General, Graduate Students

Welcome incoming graduate students!

Published: October 5, 2017

A warm welcome to 7 students of the incoming graduate class! From left to right: Maddy, Kiki, Hiro, Z.L., Canaan, Christine, and Andy. Our newest cohort provided short biographical information for us. Madeleine “Maddy” Booth M.Phil., University of Cambridge; B.A., Swarthmore College Areas of interest: morphosyntax, phonology, language conservation Hobbies: bread baking, origami, knitting, satire, kayaking,…

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

UCLA Presence at CLS 2017

Published: June 12, 2017

At the Chicago Linguistic Society 2017 (CLS 53), held on May 25-27, 2017, Sun-Ah Jun gave an Invited talk on “Intonational difference in syntax-marking vs. focus-marking prosodic phrasing”. Eleanor Glewwe gave a talk on “Substantive Bias in Phonotactic Learning: Positional Extension of an Obstruent Voicing Contrast”. Also, two talks were given by our recent Alumi, Thomas…

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Category: Faculty, General

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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Category: General

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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Category: General

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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