News

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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Category: Alumni, Graduate Students

UCLA alumni at SALT 2017

Published: April 24, 2017

Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 27 will take place at the University of Maryland this year, and will include two UCLA alumni: Isabelle Charnavel (UCLA 2012) will present a poster titled “Non-at-issueness of since-clauses” Jos Tellings (UCLA 2016) will present a posted titled “Still as an additive particle in subjunctive conditionals”

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Category: Faculty, General

Dylan Bumford accepts Semantics position

Published: April 24, 2017

We are excited to announce that Dylan Bumford (NYU, 2017) has accepted our offer, and will join our semantics faculty in the Fall of 2017. Dylan’s research is on the semantics of quantification, distributivity, clefts and exhaustivity. In addition to formal semantics, he is interested in computational linguistics and processing. He will likely be teaching a…

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Category: General

UCLA Linguistics at GLOW

Published: March 13, 2017

GLOW (Generative Linguistics in the Old World) is taking place this(starting Wednesday) at Leiden University. Here is a list of UCLA students and alumni who will present their work: Maayan Abenina-Adar and Nikos Angelopoulos: Subjectivity and Necessity Laura Kailin (UCLA alumna): Nominal licensing is driven by valued (phi-)features Peter Hallman (UCLA alumnus) and Maris Camilleri: Existential and Universal Perfect…

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Category: General

Kie Zuraw and Isabelle Lin at the OCP

Published: March 13, 2017

The Old World Conference on Phonology was held in Düsseldorf at the end of February, 2017. Kie Zuraw gave an invited talk, “The Breadth of the Candidate Set,” and Isabelle Lin gave a talk entitled “Tone sequences in lexical processing in Beijing Mandarin.”

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