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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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Category: Conferences, Labs

Huge UCLA LPL presence at CUNY 2017

Published: April 25, 2017

Several members of the UCLA Language Processing Lab gave presentations at the 2017 CUNY Conference on Human Language Processing at MIT last month, including John Gluckman, Jesse Harris, Marju Kaps, Stephanie Rich, and Ian Rigby. Topics ranged from eye-movement studies of sluicing to the processing of disjunction and garden path sentences.

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