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Craig Sailor at Cambridge

Published: January 20, 2016

Craig Sailor (Ph.D. 2014) recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship at U. of Groningen in the Netherlands where he work was working with Mark de Vries on an ERC funded project on Incomplete Parenthesis. In October, Craig moved across the channel to take up a two-year visiting teaching position in syntax at the University of Cambridge,…

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Natasha Korotkova’s Talk at Carnegie Mellon University

Published: December 13, 2015

  Natasha Korotkova, one of our current PhD candidates, gave a talk entitled “Evidentials and questions” at the invited workshop “Differentiating contents” hosted by the Center for Formal Epistemology, Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday, December 5. Abstracts for the workshop can be found here.

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Ann Ali Dissertation Prospectus Defense

Published: December 5, 2015

Congratulations to Ann Ali for successfully defending her dissertation prospectus. She is the first person this academic year to do so. Ann’s  work focuses on the intonation of Basque/Spanish bilinguals when code-switching.    

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Incoming Students Introduction 2015-2016

Published: October 15, 2015

This year we have a number of new students joining the department. Below is a mini-bio for each one: Luke West Coming from University of Toronto Research interests: phonetics (lexical tone and intonation, phonation) and phonology (tone and phonation features, tonal underspecification, and feature hierarchy in tone systems) Luke likes the piano, accordion, and making…

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The Fall 2015 quarter has begun!

Published: September 23, 2015

This week marks the beginning of the school year here at UCLA, which means there will soon be many more updates coming. Expect posts soon about what has happened over the summer and introductions from our incoming class of 1st year graduate students.

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Category: Alumni, General, Jobs

Scarborough awarded tenure at U. Colorado

Published: July 28, 2015

Department alumna, Rebecca Scarborough (Ph.D. 2005), who is currently an Assistant Professor in the Linguistics Department at U. Colorado, Boulder, has recently been awarded tenure! Read about it here: https://connections.cu.edu/news/tenure-list-june-2015/ Congratulations Rebecca!

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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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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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