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Category: Conferences

UCLA @ LSA 2021

Published: January 18, 2021

In addition to the best-abstract awards to Hiro, Jeremy, Maura, and Richard, there were lots of talks and posters by UCLA linguists at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, which was held virtually from 7-10 January: Canaan Breiss: Base effects are probabilistic: a case study in Lexical Conservatism Colin Brown and…

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students, Talks

UCLA Linguistics at SSILA

Published: January 13, 2021

UCLA linguistics was well represented at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA), which was held virtually from January 7-10. Graduate students Madeleine Booth and Elizabeth Sola-Llonch, and Professor Harold Torrence gave a presentation titled “Free Relative Clauses in San Cristóbal Lachirioag Zapotec,” while three…

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Category: Alumni

Jeremy Steffman

Published: December 9, 2020

Congrats to Jeremy Steffman, who has filed his dissertation last week and will start a postdoctoral research position at Northwestern University from January 2021. Visit the Ph.D. Recipient page for more information.

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Category: Conferences

UCLA @ BUCLD

Published: November 17, 2020

The Boston University Conference on Language Development took place from Nov. 5-8.   The program featured talks by UCLA linguists Jesse Harris, Suh-Ah Jun, Megha Sundara, Canaan Briess, and Laurel Perkins: Chie Nakamura, Jesse Harris, & Sun-Ah Jun, “Learning to anticipate with unconventional prosodic mappings: The L2 advantage” (poster) Megha Sundara & Canaan Briess, “Infants are…

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Category: Conferences

UCLA @ NELS 51

Published: November 5, 2020

The 51st Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS) is this weekend, hosted by Université du Québec à Montréal. The program features several talks by UCLA linguists: Zhuo Chen: Mandarin conditionals: the external syntax, order preservation and cyclic linearization Tim Hunter (with Robert Frank): Comparing methods of tree-construction across mildly context-sensitive formalisms Travis…

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Category: Awards

2020 MetaLab Contribution Challenge Award

Published: November 3, 2020

Congratulations to ZL Zhou, Jeremy Steffman, Hironori Katsuda, Canaan Briess and Megha Sundara who have been awarded one of three prizes from the 2020 MetaLab contribution challenge for their meta-analysis, “Time course of native-language phonotactic learning”! Read more about the contribution challenge here.

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