Category: Faculty, Publications, Talks

Ed Keenan’s new book & lecture series

Published: October 15, 2018

Professor Keenan has published a new book: Eliminating the Universe (Logical Properties of Natural Language) by World Scientific Press. He also gave a one month series of lectures on syntactic typology at the Universite de Paris Nouvelle this Spring.

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Category: Faculty, General, Publications

UCLA linguists in JASA

Published: September 14, 2018

Neda Vesselinova, Jody Kreiman, and Pat Keating are among the authors of a paper in the July issue of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, “Towards understanding speaker discrimination abilities in humans and machines for text-independent short utterances of different speech styles”. This work is part of an NSF-funded project in Electrical Engineering,…

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Category: Publications

Jessica Rett, “The semantics of many, much, few and little

Published: February 10, 2018

Professor Jessica Rett has just published a paper, entitled “The semantics of many, much, few and little,” in the journal Language and Linguistics Compass. The goal of the paper is to provide an overview of semantic theories of these words, especially in light of recent innovations in degree semantics.

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Category: Books, Faculty, General, Publications

New books by Rett and Schuh

Published: January 7, 2015

Congratulations to Jessica Rett and Russ Schuh on the publication of their new books. Jessica’s book, The Semantics of Evaluativity, is published by Oxford University Press and was acclaimed by many distinguished outside reviewers during her recent tenure review. It is now available on! Russ Schuh is a co-author of Bole-English Dictionary and English-Bole Wordlist, just published…

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Category: Faculty, General, Publications

Hot off the press: Pam Munro in the news

Published: October 29, 2014

Pam Munro recently wrote on article for Zócalo Public Square on revitalizing Tongva, the American Indian language originally spoken in the L.A. Basin. This article was also picked up yesterday by both The Washington Post and Time! Congratulations Pam! If you’re on Facebook, feel free to like the Tongva language page!  

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Category: Alumni, Awards, Faculty, General, Graduate Students, Publications, Undergraduate Students

Summer Happeings II: Publications & Awards

Published: October 1, 2014

Graf awarded the Beth Prize! In August, Thomas Graf (Ph.D. 2012, now at Stony Brook) was awarded the Beth Prize for best dissertation in Logic, Language and Linguistics for 2013, which includes a cash prize and publication offer. Read more about the Beth Prize here: Congratulations Thomas!  New NSF grant for Keating and colleagues…

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Category: Alumni, Faculty, General, Publications

White & Sundara in Cognition

Published: July 1, 2014

Jamie White’s (Ph.D. 2013, now at UCL, previously Ottawa) and Megha Sundara’s paper, Biased generalization of newly learned phonological alternations by 12-month-old infants, just came out in Cognition. Congratulations Jamie and Megha! White, J. & Sundara, M. (2014). Biased generalization of newly learned phonological alternations by 12-month-old infants. Cognition, 133(1), 85-90.

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Category: Faculty, General, Publications

Sundara published in JCL

Published: May 1, 2014

Megha Sundara is a co-author on a paper that recently appeared in the May Issue of Journal of Child Language. Thierry Nazzi, Karima Mersad, Megha Sundara, Galina Iakimova, Linda Polka. (2014). Early word segmentation in infants acquiring Parisian French: task-dependent and dialect-specific aspects. Journal of Child Language, 41(3), pp. 600-633.

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