Category: Alumni, Conferences, General, Graduate Students, Talks
Published: May 25, 2019
There was a good showing of UCLA students and alumni presenting talks and posters at the 27th Manchester Phonology Meeting (mfm) in Manchester, UK. From left to right: Adam Albright (PhD 2002; Professor at MIT), Connor Mayer (3rd year PhD Candidate), Adam Chong (PhD 2017; Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London), Boer Fu (B.A….
Category: Alumni, General, Graduate Students
Published: April 29, 2019
UCLA linguistics graduate students met with colleagues in academia and industry at a roundtable at the UCLA Career Development Conference for Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Scholars to discuss career paths in linguistics and navigating the intersection of professional life and personal identity. From left: Megan Risdal (M.A linguistics, UCLA, ’15), Marju Kaps (Linguistics PhD candidate,…
Category: Alumni, Faculty, General, Jobs
Published: March 22, 2019
It is our great pleasure to announce that Victoria Mateu (PhD 2016) has accepted a tenure track position in the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Effective July 1 Victoria will join the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics. Congratulations Victoria!
Category: Alumni, Conferences, General, Graduate Students
Published: March 19, 2019
Current and former UCLA Ph.D. students presented at the 6th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC 6), held on February 18-March 4, 2019, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Methodologies for Teaching Mixtec Tones (Octavio Leon Vazquez and Iara Mantenuto), Traditional Music as a central pillar in language documentation: the case of…
Category: Alumni, Conferences, Graduate Students
Published: December 20, 2018
Iara Mantenuto and Ivano Caponigro (PhD 2003, currently associate professor at UCSD) presented their work “Microvariation in Light-headed Relative Clauses: between Teramano Abruzzese and Other Varieties of Italian” at Going Romance, in Utrecht, December 11-14, 2018.
Category: Alumni, General, Jobs
Published: December 17, 2018
Kristine Yu (PhD 2011) has been awarded tenure at the Linguistics Department at U Mass Amherst. Congratulations Associate Professor Kristine!
Category: Alumni, Awards, Conferences, Labs, Undergraduate Students
Published: November 15, 2018
Sophia Luo received a departmental Undergraduate Research and Travel Award for her participation in the Fall Acoustical Society of America meeting. Sophia assisted with the project “Tongue bracing under bite block perturbation”. These awards were established in 2017 with gifts to the UCLA Phonetics Lab from former undergraduates Cheng Cheng & Loke Tan, and Vernon…
Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students
Published: November 15, 2018
Two department members presented posters at the recent Acoustical Society of America meeting: Matt Faytak (The Suzhou Chinese “apical” and “fricative” vowels: Uniformity and idiosyncrasy) and Connor Mayer (A biomechanical model for infant speech and aerodigestive movements (with In Stavness and Bryan Gick)). In addition, many alums had presentations, including: Dani Byrd, Taehong Cho, Justin…
Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students, Talks
Published: November 6, 2018
Professor Jesse Harris and graduate students Jeremy Steffman and Z.L. Zhou presented talks and posters at the 4th Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody (ETAP). They were joined by Byron Ahn (an alumnus), Emily Gasser, and Donna Jo Napoli (who are both from Swarthmore). Talks: Intonational categories and implicit speech rate normalization: evidence for awareness…
Category: Alumni, Faculty, General, Graduate Students
Published: October 11, 2018
UCLA linguists were represented at two Linguistics summer schools held in Europe this summer. Tim Stowell co-taught a course on Ellipsis with Jim McCloskey (UCSC) at the 2nd Crete Summer School in Linguistics, held at the Universityof Crete at Rethymno from July 16-27. There were 22 faculty members from universities in the US, Canada, and Europe, and approximately 200 enrolled students. UCLA alums on the…