Graduate Students

Category: Awards, General, Graduate Students

Travis Major is awarded the Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award

Published: May 13, 2019

Congratulations to linguistics graduate student Travis Major for being chosen as a recipient of the Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award. These awards “recognize outstanding graduate students for exemplary academic achievement, research, and service to the campus and the community.” Only four graduate students at UCLA are chosen to receive this…

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Category: Alumni, General, Graduate Students

UCLA linguists at the Career Development Conference for Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Scholars

Published: April 29, 2019

UCLA linguistics graduate students met with colleagues in academia and industry at a roundtable at the UCLA Career Development Conference for Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Scholars to discuss career paths in linguistics and navigating the intersection of professional life and personal identity. From left: Megan Risdal (M.A linguistics, UCLA, ’15), Marju Kaps (Linguistics PhD candidate,…

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

UCLA at CUNY 2019

Published: April 1, 2019

UCLA students, faculty, and current visitors presented talks and posters the 32nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, held at the University of Colorado, Boulder on March 28-31, 2019. Canaan Breiss. Phonotactic markedness increases processing demands in speech production. Jesse Harris, Chie Nakamura, Beth Sturman, and Sun-Ah Jun. Prosody-meaning mismatches in PP ambiguity: Incremental…

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Category: Alumni, Conferences, General, Graduate Students

UCLA at ICLDC 6

Published: March 19, 2019

Current and former UCLA Ph.D. students presented at the 6th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC 6), held on February 18-March 4, 2019, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Methodologies for Teaching Mixtec Tones (Octavio Leon Vazquez and Iara Mantenuto), Traditional Music as a central pillar in language documentation: the case of…

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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: Alumni, Conferences, Graduate Students

UCLA at Going Romance

Published: December 20, 2018

Iara Mantenuto and Ivano Caponigro (PhD 2003, currently associate professor at UCSD) presented their work “Microvariation in Light-headed Relative Clauses: between Teramano Abruzzese and Other Varieties of Italian” at Going Romance, in Utrecht, December 11-14, 2018.

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Category: Conferences, Graduate Students

Iara Mantenuto at EILN 2018

Published: November 27, 2018

Iara Mantenuto presented her work entitled “The double nature of additive ga in San Sebastián del Monte Mixtec” at the Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística en el Noroeste (EILN 2018) in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

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