News

Category: Awards, Faculty

New NSF grant

Published: September 22, 2017

Pat Keating is a co-investigator on a new 3-year NSF grant to UCLA, “Variance and invariance in voice quality: Implications for machine and human speaker identification”.  In an earlier phase of this project, Pat coordinated the recording and transcription of the UCLA Speaker Variability Database in the Phonetics Lab. Prof. Jody Kreiman, who has a…

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Category: Alumni

Natasha Abner to Join U-M Linguistics Faculty

Published: July 26, 2017

Natasha Abner (PhD 2012) will be joining the Linguistics Department at University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor. She is currently at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Congratulations to Natasha!

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Category: Faculty

Welcome Professor Jody Kreiman

Published: July 14, 2017

Professor Jody Kreiman, Ph.D. in Linguistics 1987 from the University of Chicago and Professor in Residence in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been given a Joint Appointment in the Linguistics Department.  Prof. Kreiman is an internationally recognized authority on the human voice who…

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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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