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Visiting Faculty Land Tenure-Track Jobs

Published: June 1, 2020

Three temporary faculty members of the department are moving on to tenure-track jobs at other universities. Suzy Ahn, who has been our phonetics/phonology lecturer since January 2019, will be an Assistant Professor in the Linguistics Department of the University of Ottawa. Shu-hao Shih, who has been our phonology adjunct since summer 2018, will be an Assistant…

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Iara Mantenuto to CSU, Dominguez Hills!

Published: May 18, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Iara Mantenuto has been offered and accepted a tenure-track position in the English department of California State University, Dominguez Hills! Congratulations, Iara!

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UCLA Corrects Academic Codes for Five Linguistics Majors for STEM Classifications

Published: April 17, 2020

Approved changes to five undergraduate majors within the UCLA Department of Linguistics will open new doors for students. Effective Winter 2020, the changes will extend opportunities for research, scholarships, and jobs only previously available to students in STEM, but students enrolled in any of the five affected majors will still earn a B.A. degree. Originally…

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Laurel Perkins to Join The Faculty

Published: April 17, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Laurel Perkins (U. Maryland, 2019) has accepted our offer to join our department as an assistant professor. Laurel will begin her appointment after completing her postdoctoral fellowship at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris. Her research is on computational models of language acquisition. Laurel won a 2020 Robert…

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Category: Awards, Fieldwork, General, Graduate Students

Iara Mantenuto receives grant from the Foundation for Endangered Languages

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…

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UCLA @ WCCFL 38

Published: February 3, 2020

The program for the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 38, hosted by UBC, is out now. The program features an invited talk by Jessica Rett titled Prosodically marked mirativity. Other UCLA linguists presenting are: •Iara Mantenuto: Comparatives in San Sebastián del Monte Mixtec: A Mixed Construction •Jeremy Steffman and Sun-Ah Jun: Prosodic prominence in…

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UCLA @ GLOW 43

Published: February 3, 2020

The program for Generative Linguistics in the Old World 43, hosted by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, is out now. The following UCLA linguists are presenting: •Travis Major and Harold Torrence: “Say”-chains, not “say”-complementation •Stefan Keine (with Hedde Zeijlstra): Morphology of extraction: Reappraising vP phasehood •Alum Natasha Korotkova: The subjective heart of evidentiality

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Category: Celebrations, General

Major gift from Tom Bye (Ph.D. 1976)

Published: January 31, 2020

The department is thrilled to announce a pledge by the Bohne and Bye Trust for a $2,000,000 gift to establish and support a Linguistics Laboratory Program. The eventual gift will help fund staff, research assistants, equipment, and research in the department’s labs. In the meantime, university matching funds of $500,000 will establish the Thomas J….

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