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Category: General, Staff

Ale Garcia to be next undergraduate advisor

Published: July 27, 2015

Department chair, Bruce Hayes, writes: An intensive search has yielded a new Undergraduate Adviser (a.k.a. SAO, Student Affairs Officer) for our department.  This is none other than our own Alejandra Garcia, who has served us so well as Department Coordinator.  The job fits wells with Ale’s long-term career plans and she also has a surprising…

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Category: General, Staff

Farewell to Anya Mancillas and Jessika Herrera! Welcome Hadley Stork!

Published: July 24, 2015

We recently bid farewell to two of our department staff members, Jessika Herrera (undergraduate advisor) and Anya Mancillas (Lab Manager). Jessika will be taking up a similar position in Comparative Literature.  Jessika has done an amazing job for us and will be greatly missed.  She wrote to me, “I’ve really valued my time in Linguistics,…

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Category: General, Graduate Students, Jobs

Bowers heads to Alberta!

Published: July 24, 2015

Dustin Bowers has accepted a post-doctoral position at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton. He will be working under Antti Arppe under the grant Alberta Language Technology Lab in the Department of Linguistics. He will begin this position in September. Congratulations Dustin!

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Category: General

Bulgarian Folk Music Night

Published: June 26, 2015

This past Wednesday was the premiere public performance of the Bulgarian folk music group comprised of UCLA’s Russ Schuh (clarinet) and Vrinda Chidambaram (vocals), along with fellow bandmates Aaron Bittel (accordion) and Jerry Summers (drums). All of the photos are courtesy of Meng Yang. The group calls themselves Лудите Млади (a/k/a The Crazy Youth) and they play a mix…

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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: Alumni, General, Jobs

Kandybowicz heads to CUNY!

Published: June 19, 2015

UCLA alumnus, Jason Kandybowicz (Ph.D. 2007, currently at the U. of Kansas) has accepted a position in syntax at the City University of New York in New York City. Jason will be joining them in the Fall as an Associate Prof, joining other alumnus, Jason Bishop (Ph.D. 2013, CSI & CUNY Grad. Center). Congratulations Jason!

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Category: Alumni, General, Jobs

Burnett heads to Toronto….then CNRS!

Published: June 17, 2015

Heather Burnett (Ph.D. 2012) who is currently a post-doctoral researcher on the Syntactic Microvariation of the Romance Languages of France project within the CLLE-ERSS will be a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sociolinguistics Lab at the University of Toronto in the Fall. Following this, in 2016, she will be taking up a permanent research scientist position…

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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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