News

Category: General

UCLA at Acoustical Society of America

Published: December 1, 2016

The department was well-represented at the Fall meeting of the ASA in Honolulu the week of Nov. 28 2016. Current and former department members (PhDs, postdocs, faculty, undergrads, visitors) attending and/or with presentations at the conference included: Ann Aly, Victoria Anderson (PhD 2000), Dani Byrd (PhD 1994),  Adam Chong,  Keith Johnson (post-doc and faculty 1990-92),…

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Category: Faculty

Russell Schuh (1941-2016)

Published: November 8, 2016

Distinguished Professor of Linguistics Russell Schuh passed away on November 8, 2016. Russ was a beloved colleague and outstanding member of our department in teaching, research, and service. He was an outstanding field linguist, specializing in the Chadic languages of Northern Nigeria, and undertook many field expeditions to Nigeria that led to multiple books and…

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Category: General

UCLA linguistics at NELS47

Published: November 1, 2016

NELS47 (North East Linguistics Society) met at UMASS Amherst this October. UCLA was well represented: Richard Stockwell gave a talk entitled “VP ellipsis with symmetrical predicates” Jesse Zymet with co-author Jeff Adler (UCSC) gave a talk entitled “Irreducible Parallelism in Process Interactions” Tim Hunter with co-author David Potter presented a talk called “Distinguishing approaches to island…

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Category: General

UCLA Linguists at AMP 2016

Published: October 24, 2016

UCLA Linguistics was well-represented at this year’s Annual Meeting on Phonology at the University of Southern California. Invited talk: Bruce Hayes: Varieties of Noisy Harmonic Grammar Talk: Adam Chong: Examining the lexicon in derived-environment effects: Korean and Turkish Posters: Jeffrey Adler & Jesse Zymet: Irreducible parallelism in process interactions Eleanor Glewwe: An OT analysis of…

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Category: General

UCLA Students at CUSP 9

Published: October 23, 2016

 Two UCLA linguistics grads presented at CUSP 9 (California Semantics and Pragmatics) that took place between Oct. 21 and 22 at UC Santa Cruz. The titles of the talks were: T. Hendrik Kim: The relevance of logophoric conditions to the interpretation of the Korean anaphor caki Daniela Čulinović :’Some’, to a degree

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Category: Conferences

UCLA at LabPhon15

Published: September 1, 2016

The department was well-represented at the Conference on Laboratory Phonology held at Cornell in July 2016, co-organized by Cornell professor Abby Cohn (PhD 1990). Current and former department members (PhDs, postdocs, faculty, undergrads, visitors) attending and/or with presentations at the conference or at one of its satellite sessions included Ann Aly, Jason Bishop (PhD 2013),…

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Category: General

Speech Prosody 2016 at Boston University

Published: June 13, 2016

Speech Prosody 2016 was held this year at Boston University from May 31st through June 3rd. A number of UCLA students and graduates were in attendance to present their work. Talks: Jianjing Kuang, Yixuan Guo and Mark Liberman: Voice quality as a pitch-range indicator Posters: Rose Hurley and Jason Bishop: Prosodic and individual influences on the…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students

WCCFL 34 at the University of Utah

Published: May 6, 2016

This past weekend,  The University of Utah hosted The West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. UCLA students and faculty were of those who presented this year. Talks: A linguistic study using social media: Phonotactically-driven rendaku in surnames, Yu Tanaka, UCLA graduate Posters: Bound tense in Relative Clauses: evidence from VP-ellipsis, Sam Alxatib, CUNY & Yael…

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Category: Awards, Graduate Students

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program Awardees

Published: April 22, 2016

11 of our graduate students have been awarded the Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program (GSRM), 4 of whom are receiving the GSRM for a second time. The program supports students so that they may pursue a research project with a faculty mentor over the summer, culminating in a paper in the fall. Awardees will receive $6,000 stipend,…

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