Category: Faculty, General, Graduate Students, Journal Publications, Publications

Jeremy Steffman published two journal papers at JASA

Published: September 26, 2019

Jeremy Steffman (4th year PhD candidate) published two papers at the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA), one by himself and the other with Sun-Ah Jun. Congratulations!!!  Below is the publication info. Steffman, J. (2019). Phrase-final lengthening modulates listeners’ perception of vowel duration as a cue to coda stop voicing. The Journal of the…

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Category: Conferences

UCLA at Sinn und Bedeutung 24

Published: September 24, 2019

UCLA was represented well at Germany’s 24th Sinn und Bedeutung conference for semantics, pragmatics, and the philosophy of language. Graduate student Maayan Abenina-Adar gave a talk entitled ‘Interesting interrogatives,’ and Professor Jessica Rett gave a talk entitled ‘Eliminating EARLIEST: a general semantics for before and after.’

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Category: Faculty

Jessica Rett selected as the LSA’s September 2019 Member Spotlight

Published: September 10, 2019

“[T]he future [of linguistics] is dynamic and diversifying.” Professor Jessica Rett was selected as the Member Spotlight in the Linguistic Society of America’s September newsletter. Congratulations to Professor Rett, someone who has greatly contributed to the field of linguistics since becoming a member of LSA in 2005. To read more about her spotlight, please click…

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Category: Alumni

Heather Burnett awarded ERC Starting Grant

Published: September 4, 2019

Congratulations to Heather Burnett (PhD 2012) for winning a very prestigious Starting Grant from the ERC (European Research Council).  This is awesome! Heather is featured in the following link (scroll down till you hit a picture with the roadsign Just Sayin’  to read about the project).

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Category: General

Pat Keating ends term as IPA president

Published: August 16, 2019

IPA presidents serve a 4-year term from one ICPhS meeting to the next. At the Melbourne meeting this month, Pat Keating ended her term by helping to open the Congress [photo 1] and by conducting the IPA’s business meeting, where she gave the outgoing president’s report and welcomed the incoming members of the Executive [photo…

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Category: Alumni, Celebrations, Conferences, Faculty, General, Graduate Students


Published: August 14, 2019

Many current and past department members attended the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences in Melbourne, Australia this month. Adam Chong and Pat arranged an evening social at a local bar. The photo above shows Adam Royer, Beth Sturman, Meng Yang, Ho-Hsien Pan (former visiting scholar), Sun-Ah Jun, Mary Baltazani (PhD 2002), Marc Garellek (PhD 2013),…

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Category: Alumni, Celebrations, Faculty, General, Graduate Students

Linguistics Commencement 2019

Published: July 11, 2019

The Linguistics Department would like to congratulate the recent undergraduate and graduate students who were honored this past June 15th, 2019. The graduation reception took place in Royce Hall, room 314. The graduates included Eleanor Glewwe, Zhuo Chen (not pictured), Richard Stockwell (not pictured), Tyler Carson, Angelica Pan, and Joy Wu. Again, congratulations to our…

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