Graduate Students

Category: Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students

UCLA at SALT 28

Published: May 23, 2018

There were three UCLA presentations at Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 28, held on May 18-20, 2018, at MIT.   Ellipsis in tautologous conditionals (Richard Stockwell)   Sloppy binding into relative superlative descriptions (Dylan Bumford)   Domain uniformity in questions (Maayan Abenina-Adar and Yael Sharvit)   Congratulations to Richard, Maayan, Dylan, and Yael!

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Category: Graduate Students

Margit Bowler accepts post-doctoral research position at Manchester University

Published: May 3, 2018

Margit will start work as a postdoctoral research associate on a five year project “The lexical semantics of lexical categories” (PI, Andrew Koontz-Garboden), funded by the European Research Council Consolidator Project. The goal is to elucidate through the study of property concept lexemes (see Dixon 1982, Thompson 1989) and constructions in which they appear, the meaning…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students, Labs, Talks

UCLA at CLS 54

Published: April 4, 2018

Two talks from the UCLA Language Processing Lab will be presented at the 54th Chicago Linguistic Society, April 26-28, 2018. Graduate student Marju Kaps will present her MA thesis research in a talk titled “Licensing SOV in Estonian: A naturalness rating study”. Jesse Harris will present research with PhD graduate Natasha Korotkova (Konstanz, Tuebingen) in a talk…

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Category: Awards, General, Graduate Students, Labs, Staff

Breiss and Rich awarded NSF GRF

Published: April 4, 2018

Graduate student Canaan Breiss and lab manager Stephanie Rich have each received the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a highly competitive award that provides three years of financial support during five years of graduate training. Congratulations, Canaan and Stephanie!  

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students

UCLA at SALT!

Published: February 10, 2018

A number of UCLA faculty and students will be presenting at SALT 28 this year (congrats, everyone!): Maayan Abenina-Adar (grad student) and Yael Sharvit Dylan Bumford Ethan Poole, “Spurious NPI licensing is covert licensing” (with Jon Ander Mendia & Brian Dillon) Richard Stockwell (grad student), “Ellipsis in tautologous conditionals”

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students

UCLA Linguists at the LSA in Salt Lake City

Published: January 21, 2018

A number of faculty members and students from the UCLA Linguistics Department presented at the Linguistic Society of America’s Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City at the beginning of January. LSA Talks: Eleanor Glewwe, Jesse Zymet, Jacob Adams, Rachel Jacobson, Anthony Yates, Ann Zeng, & Robert Daland “Substantive bias and the acquisition of final (de)voicing…

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Category: Awards, General, Graduate Students

Connor Mayer receives SSHRC Doctoral Award from Canadian government

Published: November 27, 2017

Our graduate student Connor Mayer received a SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) Doctoral Award from the Canadian government, under the application title Embodied primitives in phonological theory! The award will give him funding throughout his degree ($105,000.00). Read more about the award here and find Connor’s name here. Congratulations, Connor!

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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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