Graduate Students

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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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: 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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Category: Alumni, Faculty, General, Graduate Students

UCLA Linguists at European Summer Schools

Published: October 11, 2018

UCLA linguists were represented at two Linguistics summer schools held in Europe this summer.  Tim Stowell co-taught a course on Ellipsis with Jim McCloskey (UCSC) at the 2nd Crete Summer School in Linguistics, held at the Universityof Crete at Rethymno from July 16-27. There were 22 faculty members from universities in the US, Canada, and Europe, and approximately 200 enrolled students. UCLA alums on the…

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