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Category: Conferences, Graduate Students

Nicoletta Loccioni and Iara Mantenuto present at TEAM 2017 conference

Published: June 27, 2017

Nicoletta Loccioni and Iara Mantenuto presented at the Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to Microvariation (TEAM) 2017 conference, from June 22-24, in Padova, Italy. There were two talks from the UCLA PhD Students. Nicoletta Loccioni gave a talk entitled “Definitness in superlatives and variation in Romance,” and Iara Mantenuto gave a talk by the title “Broadening…

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Category: Conferences

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: Awards

Ben Lewis wins faculty teaching award

Published: May 30, 2017

Prof. Benjamin Lewis, lecturer in American Sign Language, has just been one of three awardees of the Distinguished Teaching Award for Non-Senate Faculty for his outstanding teaching. Prof. Lewis teaches American Sign Language 1 through 6, as well as courses in Deaf history and culture.

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Category: Alumni, Graduate Students, Jobs

Jobs for Aly, Chong, Tanaka and Kuo

Published: May 22, 2017

We are thrilled to congratulate Ann Aly, Adam Chong, Grace Kuo (Ph.D. 2013, now at Concordia U., Montreal) and Yu Tanaka on accepting full-time positions! Ann Aly has just started as a Program Manager at ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) in Washington DC. Adam Chong will be starting as a Lecturer in Linguistics (= US tenure-track Assistant…

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Category: Awards, Faculty

Prof. Hilda Koopman wins Transdisciplinary Seed Grant

Published: May 16, 2017

Prof. Hilda Koopman is a winner of a 2017 Transdisciplinary Seed Grant, along with her collaborators Dennis Shasha (NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences) and Yizhou Sun (Computer Science, UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science). The project is entitled “Querying and Constructing the SSWL database: Tools for Linguistic Theory” and the money will go…

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Category: Faculty, Journal Publications

Hilda Koopman a co-author on a PNAS paper

Published: April 26, 2017

Hilda Koopman is a co-author on a PNAS paper arguing that yes, there (seems to be/is) a Neural correlate of syntactic operation Merge. From the abstract: Our results provide initial intracranial evidence for the neurophysiological reality of the merge operation postulated by linguists and suggest that the brain compresses syntactically wellformed sequences of words into a…

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Category: Awards, Graduate Students

Margit Bowler wins Young Graduate Student Award

Published: April 25, 2017

Graduate Student Margit Bowler has just been chosen as a recipient of the very competitive Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Awards for 2016-17. The College Deans select award recipients annually based on a review of applications and faculty recommendations. The awards recognize outstanding graduate students for exemplary academic achievement, research, and service to…

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