Faculty

Category: Faculty, General, Jobs

Claire Moore-Cantwell and Ethan Poole accept faculty positions

Published: March 22, 2019

We are excited to announce that Claire Moore-Cantwell (UMass 2016) and Ethan Poole (UMass 2017) have accepted our offers, and will join our faculty as of July 2019. Claire’s research is on probabilistic patterns in phonology, using ERP and behavioral experiments and computational modeling. Ethan’s research is in syntax, semantics, and their interface, especially movement…

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Category: Faculty, Graduate Students

Edward L. Keenan Mathematics & Language Graduate Fund

Published: March 14, 2019

Prof. Ed Keenan and Dr. Carol Archie have made a generous gift to the department to support fellowships for graduate students who use mathematics to understand language, or who study theoretical computational linguistics. The department is deeply grateful to Ed and Carol. Ed has been at UCLA since 1974; he retired as Distinguished Professor in…

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Category: Faculty, General

Tenure for David Goldstein

Published: February 26, 2019

Prof. David Goldstein, of the Linguistics Department and the Program in Indo-European Studies, has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure as of July 1, 2019. Congratulations, David!

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students, Talks

UCLA at BUCLD 49

Published: November 15, 2018

Victoria Mateu & Nina Hyams; Megha Sundara & Connor Mayer; and Jesse Harris & Sun-Ah Jun (among other non-UCLA members) presented their work at the 43rd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development in Boston, November 2-4, 2018.

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, Talks

Pat Keating at PCC-2018

Published: November 15, 2018

Pat Keating, President of the IPA, was an invited speaker at Jinan University in Guangzhou China, Nov. 10-11, for the 13th Phonetic Conference of China. She helped open the conference, then spoke on “Some challenges for the IPA from languages of China”. (https://dialects.jnu.edu.cn/phonetics/art.aspx?id=34)

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Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students

UCLA at Fall 2018 ASA meeting

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…

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

Jesse Harris, Jeremy Steffman and Z.L. Zhou at ETAP4

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…

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