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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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Category: General

Annual Conference on African Linguistics at Berkeley

Published: April 12, 2016

Several of our students and faculty recently presented at the Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 47). Talks: Harold Torrence: Subject oriented complementizer agreement in Ibibio John Gluckman: Taking time in Logooli Travis Major: Serial verb constructions in Ibibio Travis Major (with Philip Duncan and Mfon Udoinyang): Verb and predicate coordination in Ibibio John Gluckman…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students

UCLA SCAMPers @ USCD

Published: April 11, 2016

SCAMP: Southern California April Meeting on Phonology was held at UCSD over the weekend (thank you to Eric Baković (UCSD) for organizing it!). A number of UCLA phonologists had talks/posters: Talk: Adam Chong: Looking under the hood: Korean palatalization and derived environment effects Stephanie Shih (UC Merced) & Kie Zuraw: Phonological conditions on Tagalog adjective-noun…

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Category: Alumni, Jobs

Byron Ahn and Laura Kalin accept positions at Princeton

Published: April 8, 2016

Byron Ahn (Ph.D. 2015) and Laura Kalin (Ph.D. 2014) have both accepted tenure-track positions in linguistics at Princeton University. Byron is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College, while Laura is currently a post-doctoral fellow at UConn. They will be joining former department visitor Florian Lionnet (UC Berkeley) as new faculty in the department….

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students

The LSA 2016 Annual Meeting (Washington DC)

Published: January 28, 2016

This year we had several students present and our very own Patricia Keating was an invited plenary speaker. Her talk was titled ““Voice Quality Variation Within and Across Languages” Among the UCLA students, the following are those that presented with their talk titles: Adam Chong – “Learning consequences of derived-environment effects” Jesse Zymet – “A…

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Category: General

Craig Sailor at Cambridge

Published: January 20, 2016

Craig Sailor (Ph.D. 2014) recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship at U. of Groningen in the Netherlands where he work was working with Mark de Vries on an ERC funded project on Incomplete Parenthesis. In October, Craig moved across the channel to take up a two-year visiting teaching position in syntax at the University of Cambridge,…

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Category: General

Natasha Korotkova’s Talk at Carnegie Mellon University

Published: December 13, 2015

  Natasha Korotkova, one of our current PhD candidates, gave a talk entitled “Evidentials and questions” at the invited workshop “Differentiating contents” hosted by the Center for Formal Epistemology, Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday, December 5. Abstracts for the workshop can be found here.

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