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April 2021

Phonetics Seminar: Fernando Llanos (U of Texas, Austin), “Reopening the sensitive period in adult learners of lexical tones”

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Abstract: Humans are excellent learners. Yet, a notable and well-documented exception is the acquisition of non-native speech categories by adults. Speech category learning is supported by multiple systems and, as we learn more about these systems, it is becoming possible to improve perceptual behavior in adult learners. In this talk, which reflects on my postdoctoral work with Bharath Chandrasekaran’s team, I will discuss two potential ways to ameliorate second language acquisition of lexical tones: 1) high-variability training with trial-by-trial feedback…

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AIS w/ Iza Solá-Llonch

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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Syntax Seminar – Journal Club

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Topic TBA

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Psycholinguistics Seminar

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
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Colloquium with Iara Mantenuto (Grad Colloquium)

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Phonetics Seminar: Ji Young Kim (Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese)

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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AIS – Phonological Tidbits Fest

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Every quarter we have a Fest on some general topic. This quarter we will have a Phonological Tidbits Fest, with people sharing details of an interesting phonological phenomenon or problem (in any language)than they can talk about in 10-15 minutes. If you’d like to participate, please be one of the first four volunteers to email me (Pam Munro) by April 20. I’ll send out an announcement when the schedule is filled.

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Syntax Seminar – Ethan Poole

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Psycholinguistics Seminar

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
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Colloquium with Ryan Bochnak (UBC)

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Zoom link will be available one week before the talk. Emailthe Colloquium Committee at uclacolloquium@gmail.com to be added to thelistserv. For guest outside of UCLA, please submit anRSVPfor colloquiums you would like to attend.

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