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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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Celebration of Biggs Chair

Published: November 4, 2019

  Shown in the photo are Bruce Hayes, Theresa and Henry Biggs, and Dean David Schaberg. On Oct. 30, the department celebrated the establishment of the Theresa A. and Henry P. Biggs Centennial Term Chair in Linguistics with a reception and lecture. The Chair has been endowed by the Biggses to honor Prof. Bruce Hayes,…

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Category: Conferences, General, Graduate Students, Labs

UCLA at CAMP3

Published: October 31, 2019

UCLA linguists turned up for CAMP (CAlifornia Meeting on Psycholinguistics) 3, held at the woodsy UC Santa Cruz October 26-27, 2019. Participants persevered even as the power was cut on day two of the workshop! Mapping Remnant and Correlate in Persian Stripping – Vahideh Rasekhi & Jesse Harris Processing coordination ambiguity in context: Eye-tracking evidence…

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Category: Awards, Celebrations, Faculty, General

Jessica Rett is receiving the Linguistic Society of America’s Linguistic Service Award

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…

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