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Category: Conferences

UCLA linguists at Going Romance

Published: January 25, 2017

This year’s Going Romance (GR30) was held in Frankfurt, Germany from December 7th through December 10th.  Representing UCLA were  Nikos Angelopoulos and Dominique Sportiche with a talk entitled: “Reconstructing Scrambling Paths in French and Greek,” and Iara Mantenuto with a poster entitled: “Demonstratives in Teramano: a Decompositional Approach.”

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Category: General

UCLA Linguistics alum Jeff Heinz honored at LSA

Published: January 15, 2017

Jeff Heinz, a 2007 Ph.D. graduate of our program and now Professor of Linguistics at the University of Delaware, was awarded the LSA’s Early Career Award at January’s LSA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. This award recognizes scholars who earned their Ph.D. in the past ten years and have made “outstanding contributions to the field…

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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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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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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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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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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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