News

Category: Publications

Jessica Rett, “The semantics of many, much, few and little

Published: February 10, 2018

Professor Jessica Rett has just published a paper, entitled “The semantics of many, much, few and little,” in the journal Language and Linguistics Compass. The goal of the paper is to provide an overview of semantic theories of these words, especially in light of recent innovations in degree semantics.

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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: Alumni, General, Jobs

Sameer Khan awarded tenure at Reed!

Published: December 13, 2017

Department alumni, Sameer ud Dowla Khan (Ph.D. 2008), who is currently an Assistant Professor in the Linguistics Department at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, has recently been awarded tenure! Congratulations Sameer!

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Category: Conferences, Events

California Meeting on Psycholinguistics

Published: November 29, 2017

The first California Meeting on Psycholinguistics (CAMP) will be held at UCLA December 2-3, 2017 in the Academic Advancement Program Pavilion on the first floor of Campbell Hall. CAMP is a free two day workshop designed to promote psycholinguistics research in California, and focuses on promoting research by graduate students and post-docs. Invited topics include:…

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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: Conferences, Faculty

Koopman to present at the Amsterdam Colloquium

Published: November 24, 2017

Hilda Koopman is a co-author on “Cross-linguistic evidence for a non-distributive lexical meaning of conjunction.” (with Enrico Flor, Nina Haslinger, Eva Rosina, Magdalena Roszkowski & Viola Schmitt), which will be presented at the Amsterdam Colloquium in Dec 2017.

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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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