News

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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Category: Graduate Students

Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation

Published: March 31, 2021

We extend our appreciation to all Linguistic Department Graduate and Professional Students for their hard-work and contributions. We will celebrate our Graduate and Professional Students during the week-long Appreciation event beginning April 5th to April 9th. Please visit the Graduate Student Resource Center to find all of the campus-wide virtual events, giveaways, and additional messages of…

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Category: Alumni, Awards, General

Congratulations to Marju Kaps, recipient of the CUNY Young Scholar Award!

Published: March 5, 2021

Congratulations to Marju Kaps (PhD 2020), who was awarded the Jerrold J. Katz Young Scholar Award for her 2020 talk “Processing coordination ambiguity in context: Eye- tracking evidence from Estonian” at the 33rd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. Marju recently accepted a lectureship at Birkbeck College, University of London. Congratulations, Marju!

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Category: General

Course Evaluations Are Now Available

Published: March 3, 2021

It’s time to evaluate instructors for Winter 2021 courses! Students have until 8:00 AM PST on March 16 to complete confidential evaluations. Students can log in to MyUCLA at any time while the surveys are active to complete them. In addition to completing course evaluations, we would also appreciate student feedback about remote instruction in…

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