Category: Awards, General, Graduate Students
Published: April 11, 2019
Second year graduate student Z.L. Zhou has received an honorable mention for the Nation Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. According to the NSF, an honorable mention constitutes “a significant national academic achievement.” Way to go, Z.L.!
Category: General, Graduate Students, Journal Publications, Publications
Published: April 2, 2019
Jeremy Steffman’s paper, a slightly extended version of his MA thesis, just got accepted to Journal of Phonetics. The title of his paper is “Intonational structure mediates speech rate normalization in the perception of segmental categories”. Congratulations, Jeremy!
Category: Conferences, Faculty, General, Graduate Students, Labs, Talks
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…
Category: Alumni, Conferences, General, Graduate Students
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…
Category: Faculty, Graduate Students
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…
Category: Alumni, Conferences, Graduate Students
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.
Category: Conferences, Graduate Students
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.
Category: Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students, Talks
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.
Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students
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…
Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students, Talks
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…