Richard Wright (Ph.D. 1997) promoted to Full Professor

Richard Wright of the University of Washington Linguistics Department  (Ph.D. 1997) has been promoted to full professor, effective in fall 2013.

Congratulations, Richard!

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Margit Bowler awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship!

First year graduate student, Margit Bowler, has received a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to fund linguistic fieldwork in central Australia. She will begin by conducting  research on Warlpiri, and am interested particularly in lexical categories in the language. Her long-term goal is to expand her fieldwork into related central Australian languages, for a broader perspective on lexical category in the region. She is looking forward to taking advantage of this fantastic funding opportunity to pursue fieldwork on less-documented Australian languages.

Congratulations Margit!

UCLA Phonetics Lab participates in 2013 Bruin Day

Pat Keating writes:

On Saturday April 14, the Phonetics Lab (including the Infant Language Lab) participated in Bruin Day by offering an open house “tour”.  Bruin Day is for students who have been admitted to UCLA and their families to visit the campus and decide whether to enroll at UCLA for their undergraduate studies. We offered four activities in the lab: an explanation of the Headturn Preference Procedure testing room and a video of a real infant subject tested there; a demo of an eyetracker perception experiment; hands-on experience of our physiological equipment for oral air pressure and electroglottography; and spectrograms of the visitors’ voices, including a printed souvenir to take home.

Thanks to everyone who showed up to help out, and made it a great success: Megha Sundara, Robyn Orfitelli, and Sun-Ah Jun (faculty and staff), Jason Bishop, Adam Chong, Marc Garellek, and Jianjing Kuang (grad students), and especially Loura Derro, Malone Dunlavy, Angelica Gonzalez, Yoo Kyung Kang, Michael Paul, Alice Twu, and Helen Yuan (undergrad students). After the event we all posed for a photo next to the very professional-looking sign that the Bruin Day organizers displayed outside Campbell Hall.IMG_0811

Phonetics Lab participates in Bruin Day 2013

The Phonetics lab will be participating in this year’s Bruin Day (April 13) where we will be showcasing the lab’s facilities to prospective undergraduate students and their families.

http://bruinday.ucla.edu/schedule – then Tours – then Academics/Phonetics Lab (unfortunately no direct link!)

We appreciate the undergrad and grad student volunteers who will make this event possible and interesting for our visitors!

Fowlie publishes chapter in Challenges to Linearization

Meaghan Fowlie has published a book chapter in Challenges to Linearization (Ed. by Biberauer, Theresa / Roberts, Ian), part of the series Studies in Generative Grammar published by Mouton de Gruyter.

The title of the chapter is Multiple multiple spellout (pp. 129-170). One can find the online version here: http://www.degruyter.com/view/books/9781614512431/9781614512431.129/9781614512431.129.xml

Congrats Meaghan!