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November 2020

Colloquium Talk with Jessica Coon

November 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Jessica Coon (McGill University). Faculty host: Harold Torrence. Zoom link will be available one week before the talk. Email the Colloquium Committee at uclacolloquium@gmail.com to be added to the listserv. For guest outside of UCLA, please submit an RSVP for colloquiums you would like to attend.

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October 2020

Colloquium Talk with Gillian Gallagher

October 30, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Phonetic variability and natural class phonotacticsGillian Gallagher, NYU Phonological patterns are stated over classes of sounds, usually defined based on a shared phonetic property. Phonetic sound changes and phonetic variation, however, are both extremely common, and easily result in a language showing a phonological pattern over a class of segments that cannot be easily defined given the synchronic phonetic system. In this talk, I look at such a case in South Bolivian Quechua, where the etymological plain uvular stop /q/ has…

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Colloquium Talk with Hannah Sande

October 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hannah Sande (Georgetown University). Faculty host: Ethan Poole Zoom link will be available one week ahead of the talk.

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Colloquium Talk with Joe Pater

October 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Joe Pater (UMass). Faculty host: Claire Moore-Cantwell Zoom link will be available one week ahead of the talk.

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December 2019

Colloquium: Nathan Klinedinst – Anaphora and Identity

December 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

In prominent theories pronouns are treated as having (in effect) descriptive content, to explain the possibility of anaphora on indefinites outside their binding domain. We discuss some data that appears to be problematic for these approaches, and consider as an alternative, a view that treats pronouns as simple variables and tracks anaphoric dependencies separately.

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November 2019

Colloquium: Will Styler – Using Transparent Machine Learning to study Human Speech

November 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Using Transparent Machine Learning to study Human Speech   Machine learning, the use of nuanced computer models to analyze and predict data, has a long history in speech recognition and natural language processing, but has largely been limited to more applied, engineering tasks.  This talk will describe two more research-focused applications of transparent machine learning algorithms in the study of speech perception and production. For speech perception, we’ll examine the difficult problem of identifying acoustic cues to a complex phonetic…

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Colloquium: Masaya Yoshida

November 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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October 2019

Colloquium: Lyn Frazier

October 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Topic situations and domain restriction      Lyn Frazier University of Massachusetts Amherst Topic Situations are discussed in several guises in the linguistics literature. Austinian Topic Situations (Austin, 1950) are familiar in situation semantics, where sentences are true of partial worlds, not entire worlds, and people hold attitudes toward partial worlds (Barwise and Perry, 1983, Kratzer, 1989, 2017). McKenzie (2015) discusses non-canonical switch reference in Kiowa (citing Watkins, 1993) using the example in (1), where the ‘same subject’ marker gàu is used to indicate that…

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June 2019

Colloquium: Isabelle Lin

June 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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May 2019

Colloquium: Meng Yang

May 31, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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