News

Category: Awards, General

UCLA receives $1 million for Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali postdoctoral fellowship in Iranian linguistics

Published: November 8, 2017

Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali, a renowned linguist, founded Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute in 2000. A donation of $1 million from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute will establish the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Postdoctoral Fellowship in Iranian Linguistics in the UCLA Department of Linguistics, one of the nation’s top-ranked linguistics departments. “The Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Postdoctoral Fellowship in Iranian Linguistics…

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Category: Awards, Undergraduate Students

Announcing the Undergraduate Research and Travel Awards!

Published: October 11, 2017

The UCLA Linguistics Department is pleased to announce the new Undergraduate Research and Travel Awards. Starting immediately, we will be accepting applications for these awards on a rolling basis to Linguistics undergraduates who need funding for research, research travel, or conference travel. The awards are possible due to gifts to the UCLA Phonetics Lab from…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, General

Boston University Conference on Language Development

Published: October 6, 2017

Victoria Mateu, Nina Hyams and Lauren Winans will be presenting a paper in the upcoming Boston University Conference on Language Development (November 3-5) entitled: Intervention Effects in Early Grammar: Evidence from Sluicing. They also presented a paper, Where Ellipsis Meets Wh-movement: Sluicing in Early Grammar, at the GALA (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition) conference held…

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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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Category: Conferences, Events, Talks

UCLA Linguistics to host Tu+3

Published: October 5, 2017

We’re excited to announce that The 3rd Workshop on Turkish, Turkic and Languages of Turkey (Tu+3) will be hosted by our department on November 18-19, 2017.  Further information about the workshop is at  http://linguistics.ucla.edu/conference/tu3/.  

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Category: Conferences, Graduate Students, Talks

Eleanor Glewwe at the AMP 2017

Published: October 2, 2017

The 5th Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP) was held on September 15-17, 2017 in New York, NY, USA. Eleanor Glewwe, our fifth-year graduate student, gave a talk titled “Substantive bias in phonotactic learning: Positional extension of an obstruent voicing contrast“.

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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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