Category: Awards, Celebrations, Faculty
Published: September 26, 2022
Congratulations to Megha Sundara and Connor Mayer for receiving a National Science Foundation (NSF) award for the years 2022-2026 for their work, A new approach to computational model evaluation: Benchmarking against infant experimental data!
Published: March 9, 2022
Our graduate student Minqi (Kiki) Liu has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF)! The grant will support her dissertation project Intervention Effects in the Acquisition of Passives. Nina Hyams is the faculty Principal Investigator on the grant. Congratulations Minqi!
Category: Alumni, Awards, General
Published: March 5, 2021
Congratulations to Marju Kaps (PhD 2020), who was awarded the Jerrold J. Katz Young Scholar Award for her 2020 talk “Processing coordination ambiguity in context: Eye- tracking evidence from Estonian” at the 33rd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. Marju recently accepted a lectureship at Birkbeck College, University of London. Congratulations, Marju!
Category: Awards, Conferences, General, Graduate Students
Published: December 15, 2020
Four UCLA graduate students have won first and third place in this year’s LSA Student Abstract Awards. First place went to Hiro Katsuda and Jeremy Steffman for their abstract on “The role of segment and pitch accent in Japanese spoken word recognition” and third place went to Maura O’Leary and Richard Stockwell for their abstract…
Published: November 3, 2020
Congratulations to ZL Zhou, Jeremy Steffman, Hironori Katsuda, Canaan Briess and Megha Sundara who have been awarded one of three prizes from the 2020 MetaLab contribution challenge for their meta-analysis, “Time course of native-language phonotactic learning”! Read more about the contribution challenge here.
Category: Awards, Faculty, General
Published: October 8, 2020
Congratulations to Megha Sundara and Bruce Hayes for receiving National Science Foundation (NSF) award for the years 2020-2024 for their work, Morphological Acquisition in Early Infancy: Experimental and Computational Studies!
Category: Awards, Graduate Students
Published: April 14, 2020
Congratulations to S. Blake Lehman who was just awarded the Harry and Yvonne Lenart Graduate Travel Fellowship. The fellowship is highly competitive and provides funds for travel and living expenses to UCLA Humanities grad students to conduct research in foreign countries. Blake will be traveling to Amedzofe, Ghana to gather data on the Ghana-Togo Mountain…
Category: Awards, Fieldwork, General, Graduate Students
Published: March 13, 2020
Congratulations to PhD candidate Iara Mantenuto for receiving a Foundation for Endangered Languages Grant! These grants go to “projects that focus on the revitalisation of an endangered language and/or support the use of an endangered language in its community.” Iara’s grant will fund her project “Signs and games: strategies for involving the youth in the…
Category: Awards, Celebrations, Faculty, General
Published: October 23, 2019
Congratulations to Jessica Rett! The 2020 winner of the Linguistic Society of America’s Linguistic Service Award is the “Pop-Up Mentoring Program (PUMP)”, whose organizers facilitate short-term mentoring of linguists by linguists. Our own Jessica Rett is one of the six organizers receiving the award, which will be presented at the New Orleans Annual Meeting in…
Published: October 17, 2019
Nikolaos Angelopoulos, (2019, Hilda Koopman & Dominique Sportiche, co-chairs), Complementizers and Prepositions as Probes: Insights from Greek.