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Category: Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students, Talks

UCLA at BUCLD 49

Published: November 15, 2018

Victoria Mateu & Nina Hyams; Megha Sundara & Connor Mayer; and Jesse Harris & Sun-Ah Jun (among other non-UCLA members) presented their work at the 43rd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development in Boston, November 2-4, 2018. https://www.bu.edu/bucld/conference-info/schedule/

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Category: Conferences, Faculty, Talks

Pat Keating at PCC-2018

Published: November 15, 2018

Pat Keating, President of the IPA, was an invited speaker at Jinan University in Guangzhou China, Nov. 10-11, for the 13th Phonetic Conference of China. She helped open the conference, then spoke on “Some challenges for the IPA from languages of China”. (https://dialects.jnu.edu.cn/phonetics/art.aspx?id=34)

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Category: Alumni, Awards, Conferences, Labs, Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Travel Award for Sophia Luo

Published: November 15, 2018

Sophia Luo received a departmental Undergraduate Research and Travel Award for her participation in the Fall Acoustical Society of America meeting. Sophia assisted with the project “Tongue bracing under bite block perturbation”. These awards were established in 2017 with gifts to the UCLA Phonetics Lab from former undergraduates Cheng Cheng & Loke Tan, and Vernon…

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Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students

UCLA at Fall 2018 ASA meeting

Published: November 15, 2018

Two department members presented posters at the recent Acoustical Society of America meeting: Matt Faytak (The Suzhou Chinese “apical” and “fricative” vowels: Uniformity and idiosyncrasy) and Connor Mayer (A biomechanical model for infant speech and aerodigestive movements (with In Stavness and Bryan Gick)). In addition, many alums had presentations, including: Dani Byrd, Taehong Cho, Justin…

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Category: Alumni, Conferences, Faculty, Graduate Students, Talks

Jesse Harris, Jeremy Steffman and Z.L. Zhou at ETAP4

Published: November 6, 2018

Professor Jesse Harris, graduate students Jeremy Steffman and Z.L. Zhou presented talks and posters at the 4th Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody (ETAP). They were joined by Byron Ahn (an alumnus), Emily Gasser, and Donna Jo Napoli (who are both from Swarthmore). Talks: Intonational categories and implicit speech rate normalization: evidence for awareness of…

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Category: Conferences

UCLA at CUSP 11!

Published: October 17, 2018

UCLA will be represented at California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics (CUSP) 11, held October 27-28 at UC Berkeley. Maura O’Leary will be presenting joint work with Adrian Brasoveanu, and Beth Sturman will be presenting work that Jessica Rett helped with but only a little bit.

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Category: Faculty, Publications, Talks

Ed Keenan’s new book & lecture series

Published: October 15, 2018

Professor Keenan has published a new book: Eliminating the Universe (Logical Properties of Natural Language) by World Scientific Press. He also gave a one month series of lectures on syntactic typology at the Universite de Paris Nouvelle this Spring.

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Category: Faculty, General, Journal Publications

Language lab published in Journal Cognition

Published: October 11, 2018

There are two papers from the infant lab this year in the Journal Cognition. Megha Sundara & Victoria Mateu are the authors of a paper in the December 2018 issue of Cognition, Lexical stress constrains English-learning infants’ segmentation in a non-native language. Cognition, 181, 105-116. Sundara, M., Ngon, C., Skoruppa, K., Feldman, N. H., Onario, G….

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