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Category: Conferences

Aziz & Elkins @ AFLA 28

Published: May 18, 2021

Ph.D. students Jacob Aziz & Noah Elkins will be giving a talk at the 28th Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 28) next week titled Malagasy /nr/-strengthening within and across prosodic boundaries.

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Category: General

Connor Mayer to UC Irvine

Published: May 12, 2021

Our finishing graduate student, Connor Mayer, will be taking a position in Fall 2021 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Language Science at the University of California, Irvine. Connor is a multidisciplinary specialist in phonology, phonetics, and computational linguistics, with a language specialization in Uyghur. Congratulations, Connor!

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Category: General

2021 Linguistics Graduating Seniors – Call for Student Clip Submissions

Published: May 10, 2021

Dear 2021 Linguistics Graduating Seniors,   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will celebrate your graduation from the Linguistics Department via a virtual department ceremony. Though it was not how you imagined your graduation to be, we will make this celebration as special as possible for all our graduating students.    Our 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony will launch on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 1:00 PM on the Department…

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Category: General

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 19: Call for Commencement Senior Speaker

Published: May 3, 2021

**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 19, 2021** Calling all 2021 Linguistics Graduating Seniors! It is that time of the year to celebrate the Linguistics undergraduate majors and minors who are graduating! This year, the Linguistics Department will host a virtual department graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 12, 2021. As part of this momentous occasion, we invite…

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Category: Conferences

UCLA @ CLS 57

Published: May 3, 2021

The 57th meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 57) is this weekend. The program features two talks by UCLA linguists: Elizabeth Sola-Llonch: A first look at conditionals and counterfactual conditionals in Lachirioag Zapotec Alum Eleanor Glewwe: The phonological determinants of tone in English loanwords in Mandarin

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Category: Jobs

UCLA Linguistics and Swahili Lecturer Positions Open for AY 21-22

Published: April 15, 2021

The UCLA Department of Linguistics invites applications for full-time and/or part-time Lecturers for the 2021-2022 academic year to teach undergraduate courses in introductory linguistics, syntax, language acquisition, bilingualism, historical linguistics, general and applied phonetics, applied phonology, sociolinguistics, and Swahili. For more information, please see our Job Opportunities.

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Category: General

Professor David Goldstein Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship

Published: April 8, 2021

Professor David Goldstein of our department and the Program in Indo-European Studies has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2022-23 for his project “Cascades of change: How domino effects shape language”. In this project, Professor Goldstein will examine how one linguistic change increases (or decreases) the probability of subsequent changes. See the UCLA news article…

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Category: Conferences

UCLA @ WCCFL 39

Published: April 8, 2021

The 39th meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 39) is this weekend, hosted by the University of Arizona. The program features several talks by UCLA linguists: Canaan Breiss and Hironori Katsuda (with Shigeto Kawahara): Paradigm uniformity is probabilistic: Evidence from velar nasalization in Japanese Dominique Sportiche with Alum Isabelle Charnavel: Taking…

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Category: Alumni, Celebrations

Congratulations to Deborah Wong!

Published: April 6, 2021

Congratulations to Deborah Wong, who defended her dissertation in fall 2020, and will soon be taking up a position as a data scientist at Spectrum Labs, a start-up based in San Fransicso. The company works on text and audio content moderation and detecting toxic behaviors online.

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