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Category: General

Jeremy Steffman to join University of Edinburgh faculty

Published: May 18, 2022

Jeremy Steffman (PhD, 2020) has accepted an offer as Lecturer in Phonetics (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the US) in the Department of Linguistics and English Language, the University of Edinburgh, UK. Congratulations, Jeremy!!! Jeremy is currently a postdoc at Northwestern University and he will start the Lecturer position in June 2023.

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Category: Conferences

UCLA @ WCCFL 40

Published: May 12, 2022

The 40th meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 40) is this weekend, hosted by Stanford University. The program features several talks by UCLA linguists: Huilei Wang: Scoping out of relative clauses in Mandarin Jesse Harris: “Let alone” ellipsis and the case for enduring default focus: A pupillometry study Alum Isabelle Charnavel:…

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Category: General, Jobs

Job Opportunity: Front Desk Coordinator

Published: April 28, 2022

The UCLA Linguistics Department is accepting applications for a Department Coordinator (official title: __Assistant III) to manage front desk operations and provide administrative support for the UCLA Department of Linguistics. This is a full-time, in-person position on the UCLA Campus. For more detailed information on qualifications and duties, please visit UCLA Career Opportunities.

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Category: General

UCLA to host Annual Meeting in Phonology

Published: April 28, 2022

The UCLA Linguistics Department will be the host for the 2022 Annual Meeting in Phonology, the premier conference in the USA for this field of linguistics. The dates are October 21-23, 2022. Current plans are to meet live in Royce Hall at UCLA. For full information visit the conference website at https://linguistics.ucla.edu/amp2022/.

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Category: General

Meg Cychosz to join the faculty

Published: April 18, 2022

We are delighted to announce that Meg Cychosz (Ph.D. UC Berkeley 2020) has accepted our offer to join our department as an assistant professor beginning July 2023. Meg is currently an NIH postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland. Her research concerns speech development, especially by children…

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Category: General

Canaan Breiss to join USC faculty

Published: April 1, 2022

Recent Ph.D. Canaan Breiss has accepted a tenure-track job as an Assistant Professor in the USC Department of Linguistics. We look forward to having Canaan in town!  Canaan is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Computational Psycholinguistics Laboratory at MIT under Roger Levy.

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Category: General

Ben Eischens to join the faculty

Published: March 30, 2022

We are delighted to announce that Ben Eischens (Ph.D. UC Santa Cruz expected 2022) has accepted our offer to join our department as an assistant professor as of July 1. Ben’s recent research is on the phonology and phonetics of San Martín Peras Mixtec, an Otomanguean language of Oaxaca, Mexico, though he has previously also…

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Category: Awards

NSF Dissertation Grant for Minqi Liu

Published: March 9, 2022

Our graduate student Minqi (Kiki) Liu has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF)! The grant will support her dissertation project Intervention Effects in the Acquisition of Passives. Nina Hyams is the faculty Principal Investigator on the grant. Congratulations Minqi!  

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