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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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Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, General, Talks

Keating at ASA in Pittsburgh

Published: June 2, 2015

In a bit of old news, the spring meeting of the Acoustical Society of America occurred in Pittsburgh 18 May – 22 May. Pat Keating gave a talk in the special session organized in celebration of Ken Stevens’s contribution to speech communication. She also had a poster presentation together with Jody Kreiman (Head & Neck…

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Category: Alumni, General, Jobs

Byron Ahn heads to Swarthmore!

Published: May 7, 2015

Byron Ahn (Ph.D. 2014), who is currently a visiting assistant professor at Boston University, will be heading to Philadelphia this Fall where he will be a visiting assistant professor at Swarthmore College! Congratulations Byron!

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Category: Awards, General, Graduate Students

Congratulations to GRM awardees!

Published: April 30, 2015

Congratulations to Eleanor Glewwe and Megan Gotowski for receiving the GRM (Graduate Research Mentorship) Award for 2015-16!  GRM awardees receive a $20,000 stipend plus standard tuition/fees for 2015-2016 excluding non-resident supplemental tuition and professional degree supplemental tuition. 

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Category: Awards, General, Graduate Students

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Awards for our students!

Published: April 24, 2015

Congratulations to our students who just got awarded the Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Award for this coming summer. All nine students who applied this year received the award this year! The awardees are: Megan Gotowski, Yoo Kyung Kang, Isabelle Lin, Iara Mantenuto, Sozen Ozkan, Brice Roberts, Adam Royer, Viiu Wichman, Deborah Wong. Congratulations all!

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Category: Alumni, Colloquium, Faculty, General, Graduate Students

Chicago Linguistic Society 51 this week

Published: April 23, 2015

A number of UCLA linguists (and alumni) will be presenting at this week’s 51st Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Eleanor Glewwe: Tonal Assignment in English Loanwords in Mandarin Chinese Margit Bowler: “Might be something”: Information protection in central Australia Hannah Sarvasy: Monolingual fieldwork in and beyond the classroom: the Logooli experience at UCLA Isabelle Charnavel (Ph.D….

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Category: Events, General

Lecture series by Maziar Toosarvandani April 21 – 24

Published: April 16, 2015

Maziar Toosarvandani (who was also a visiting professor at UCLA from 2010-2011; now at UCSC) will be giving a series of lectures in the department next week on: The syntax of information structure: Evidence from Persian  All meetings will take place in the Linguistics Conference Room (Campbell 2122).

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