Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, General, Graduate Students

UCLA linguists at CUNY 28 @ USC

Published: March 21, 2015

The 28th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing is taking place this week at USC. UCLA is well-represented by a number of poster presentations. Jesse Harris & Katy Carlson (Morehead State U.): Focus particles in context: Support for the Broadest Focus Principle Jesse Harris & Katy Carlson (Morehead State U.): Focus marking isn’t enough: The…

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Category: Alumni, Conferences, General

Tati Libman on panel at LSA meeting

Published: March 3, 2015

Former UCLA M.A. student, Tati Libman who is now at Google was recently on a panel on jobs in industry at the annual meeting of the LSA. The LSA recently posted the video from the panel discussion:

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Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, General

Jun teaches Master class at ICLDC in Hawaii

Published: February 27, 2015

Sun-Ah Jun will be teaching a masterclass on the elicitation and documentation of intonation at the upcoming International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation in Hawaii. Details can be found here: A number of UCLA alumni are also going to be in attendance: Alex Mannix (Bryn Mawr), Brooke Lillehaugen (Ph.D. 2006, now at Haverford), Janet…

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Category: Alumni, Faculty, General

Harold Torrence To Join The Department In Fall 2015

Published: February 13, 2015

The Linguistics Department is delighted to announce that Harold Torrence will be joining the faculty as of July 2015. Prof. Torrence specializes in the syntax and morphology of African and Native American languages. (For more, see Among other courses, he will be teaching Field Methods at UCLA.

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Category: Alumni, General, Jobs

Andy Martin heads to Konan University in Kobe!

Published: January 23, 2015

Kie Zuraw reports on some good news: Our Ph.D. alum Andy Martin (Ph.D. 2007), currently a researcher at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute Laboratory for Language Development Research, has accepted a position as Associate Professor at Konan University in Kobe, in the Department of English Literature and Language. Andy’s new department already includes several linguists, and you can check…

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Eventful weekend at LSA 2015 (Portland)

Published: January 13, 2015

UCLA was incredibly well-represented by both past and present faculty and students at the recent annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in Portland. Highlights include Pat Keating being inducted into the newest class of LSA Fellows, together with former UCLA colleague, Donca Steriade (now at MIT). Sun-Ah Jun was also an invited speaker…

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Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, General, Graduate Students, Talks

Talks at BUCLD 2014

Published: November 7, 2014

UCLA linguists and alumni of the department will be giving a number of presentations at the annual Boston University Conference on Language Development this weekend. Talks: 18-month-olds compensate for a phonological alternation Adam Chong (UCLA) and Megha Sundara (UCLA) Pause Trumps All: A Corpus-Based Study on Prosodic Boundary Cues in Japanese Child-Directed Speech. B. Ludusan,…

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Category: Alumni, Faculty, General, Journal Publications

Kuang & Keating in JASA

Published: November 4, 2014

Jianjing Kuang (Ph.D. 2013, now at UPenn) and Pat Keating’s paper Vocal fold vibratory patterns in tense versus lax phonation contrasts just appeared in this month’s issue of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Congrats JJ and Pat!

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