Category: Conferences


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


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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Category: General, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students

BLing Halloween Game Night

Published: October 29, 2020

Join the Bruin Linguists Society Halloween Game Night on Saturday, October 31, starting at 7pm PST! We’ll be hanging out and playing Among Us, so if you love the game and want to meet other Bruin Linguists, fill out the RSVP form to receive the link to our Zoom lobby. We’ll see you there! This…

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Category: Alumni, Journal Publications, Publications

Nikos Angelopoulos publishes in Glossa

Published: October 1, 2020

Congratulations to Nikos Angelopoulos (PhD 2019) and coauthors Chris Collins and Arhonto Terzi!  Their paper “Greek and English passives, and the role of by-phrases”  appeared in the September issue of Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics, 5(1), 90. DOI:

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Category: Graduate Students

Welcome Entering Graduate Students

Published: September 21, 2020

This year, unlike other years, we will be welcoming our entering cohort virtually!  It’s not ideal, and certainly not what we are accustomed to, but it is our new normal for now.  This year we have seven new doctoral students and one MA Departmental Scholar.  Some have arrived and in Los Angeles, others remain in…

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Category: General, Graduate Students, Journal Publications, Publications

Connor Mayer publishes article in the Journal of Neurophysiology

Published: August 2, 2020

Congratulations to 5th year PhD candidate Connor Mayer and his coauthors Bryan Gick and Sid Fels (University of British Columbia), Chenhao Chiu (National Taiwan University), Erik Widing, Francois Roewer-Despres and Ian Stavness (University of Saskatchewan) for having their paper “Quantal biomechanical effects in speech postures of the lips” accepted to the Journal of Neurophysiology! You…

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