Category: Faculty, General

Welcome new faculty!

Published: October 7, 2014

The department welcomes one new assistant professor and 3 lecturers this academic year. Read about them below: Jesse Harris (Ph.D. UMass, Asst. Prof): My primary research is in language processing, which incorporates methods from cognitive science and psychology to investigate how language users develop a sufficiently rich linguistic meaning during online comprehension. Specific research areas…

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Category: Alumni, Awards, Faculty, General, Graduate Students, Publications, Undergraduate Students

Summer Happeings II: Publications & Awards

Published: October 1, 2014

Graf awarded the Beth Prize! In August, Thomas Graf (Ph.D. 2012, now at Stony Brook) was awarded the Beth Prize for best dissertation in Logic, Language and Linguistics for 2013, which includes a cash prize and publication offer. Congratulations Thomas!  New NSF grant for Keating and colleagues (repost from department’s news feed) A new UCLA…

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

Summer happenings I: Talks and conferences

Published: September 30, 2014

UCLA ph-ers at LabPhon in Tokyo In late July, a number of present and former members of the UCLA Phonetics Lab attended the 14th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon 14) held at NINJAL in Tokyo. Talks: Georgia Zellou (Penn), Rebecca Scarborough (Colorado, UCLA Ph.D. 2005), Eric Doty (Penn). The role of lexical age-of-acquisition effects on…

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Category: Faculty, General

A nice story about Pam Munro from the UCLA newsroom

Published: July 2, 2014

The UCLA Newsroom just wrote an article titled “UCLA linguist, Gabrielino-Tongva Indians use social media to revive extinct language” that features work by Pam Munro. If anyone uses Facebook, Pam would like you to please visit (and like!) the Tonga Language Page.

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Category: Alumni, Faculty, General, Publications

White & Sundara in Cognition

Published: July 1, 2014

Jamie White’s (Ph.D. 2013, now at UCL, previously Ottawa) and Megha Sundara’s paper, Biased generalization of newly learned phonological alternations by 12-month-old infants, just came out in Cognition. Congratulations Jamie and Megha! White, J. & Sundara, M. (2014). Biased generalization of newly learned phonological alternations by 12-month-old infants. Cognition, 133(1), 85-90.

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UCLA-ers at AFLA

Published: June 12, 2014

A little old news: The 21st Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association took place a couple of weeks ago at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. UCLA’s Kie Zuraw presented both an invited talk and a co-authored paper. Ed Keenan also presented a paper. The titles of the talks can be found below: Kie…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, General, Graduate Students

Semanticists at SALT 24 @ NYU

Published: June 1, 2014

UCLA Semanticists Margit Bowler and Yael Sharvit both presented at SALT 24 this weekend at NYU in New York City. Margit Bowler, Conjunction and disjunction in a language without ‘and’. Orin Percus (Univ. de Nantes) and Yael Sharvit, Copular asymmetries in belief reports (Poster)

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Category: Faculty, General

Jessica Rett promoted to Associate Professor!

Published: May 20, 2014

Department Chair, Bruce Hayes, writes: Jessica Rett’s tenure has come through — the occasion for a spontaneous and well-attended champagne celebration that spilled from her office into the s-side hallway!  We celebrate the happy news and welcome Jessica as a tenured member of the Linguistics faculty. Congratulations Jessica!

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