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Category: Awards, Fieldwork, General, Graduate Students

Iara Mantenuto receives grant from the Foundation for Endangered Languages

Published: March 13, 2020

Congratulations to PhD candidate Iara Mantenuto for receiving a Foundation for Endangered Languages Grant! These grants go to “projects that focus on the revitalisation of an endangered language and/or support the use of an endangered language in its community.” Iara’s grant will fund her project “Signs and games: strategies for involving the youth in the…

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Category: Celebrations, Graduate Students

Congratulations Sozen Ozkan

Published: February 18, 2020

Please join us in congratulating Sozen Ozkan, who has been offered a position as a Research Project Manager in NLP and Speech Group at ETS in Princeton. We would like to wish her the best of luck in her new position.

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Category: General

UCLA @ WCCFL 38

Published: February 3, 2020

The program for the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 38, hosted by UBC, is out now. The program features an invited talk by Jessica Rett titled Prosodically marked mirativity. Other UCLA linguists presenting are: •Iara Mantenuto: Comparatives in San Sebastián del Monte Mixtec: A Mixed Construction •Jeremy Steffman and Sun-Ah Jun: Prosodic prominence in…

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Category: General

UCLA @ GLOW 43

Published: February 3, 2020

The program for Generative Linguistics in the Old World 43, hosted by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, is out now. The following UCLA linguists are presenting: •Travis Major and Harold Torrence: “Say”-chains, not “say”-complementation •Stefan Keine (with Hedde Zeijlstra): Morphology of extraction: Reappraising vP phasehood •Alum Natasha Korotkova: The subjective heart of evidentiality

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Category: Celebrations, General

Major gift from Tom Bye (Ph.D. 1976)

Published: January 31, 2020

The department is thrilled to announce a pledge by the Bohne and Bye Trust for a $2,000,000 gift to establish and support a Linguistics Laboratory Program. The eventual gift will help fund staff, research assistants, equipment, and research in the department’s labs. In the meantime, university matching funds of $500,000 will establish the Thomas J….

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Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students

UCLA at Fall 2019 ASA meeting

Published: December 10, 2019

The Department was well-represented at the December 2019 meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in San Diego. Current faculty and students who were authors of posters include: Suzy Ahn, Jake Aziz, Phill Barnett, Matt Faytak, Jinyoung Jo, Hiro Katsuda, Pat Keating, Jennifer Kuo, Connor Mayer, Christine Prechtel, Brice Roberts, Jeremy Steffman, Megha Sundara, Gabe…

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Category: General

Celebration of Biggs Chair

Published: November 4, 2019

  Shown in the photo are Bruce Hayes, Theresa and Henry Biggs, and Dean David Schaberg. On Oct. 30, the department celebrated the establishment of the Theresa A. and Henry P. Biggs Centennial Term Chair in Linguistics with a reception and lecture. The Chair has been endowed by the Biggses to honor Prof. Bruce Hayes,…

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