Job announcement: Asst/Assoc. Prof in Fieldwork

Description:

The UCLA Department of Linguistics seeks to fill a faculty position (Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor level) starting July 1, 2014, for a linguist specializing in fieldwork. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong record of accomplishment in, and commitment to, fieldwork as attested by publications and other evidence. The ideal candidate will be both strong in linguistic theory and analysis and expert in modern methods of field data collection, organization, and storage. (S)he will be expected to apply for external grant support. Course load (normally four per year) will frequently include our department’s two-course graduate sequence in Field Methods, as well as other graduate and undergraduate courses and supervision of Ph.D. candidates. The Department will support the new faculty member with start-up funds and administrative help; junior faculty receive course releases. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Ph.D. is required before date of hire. Applications should be submitted using the UCLA academic job application site at the application URL below, position number JPF00103. Applicants should provide a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research, description of teaching philosophy, course evaluations or other material bearing on teaching record, and a link to a web site from which their publications and other writings may be downloaded in electronic form. Applicants should also request for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the application site. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2013; final application deadline is January 1, 2014. Members of the Search Committee will be conducting preliminary interviews at the Linguistic Society of America in Minneapolis and online. For further information please consult the Search Committee Chair, Kie Zuraw, at the contact email address below. For technical issues involving the application site, please contact the department’s Personnel Officer, Jael Cosico, at jcosicohumnet.ucla.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underrepresented minorities and women, for persons with disabilities , and for covered veterans. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00103 
Contact Information:
Search Committee Chair Kie Zuraw
Email: kieucla.edu

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Job announcement: Asst/Assoc. Prof in Experimental Linguistics

Description:

The UCLA Department of Linguistics seeks to fill a faculty position (Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor level) starting July 1, 2014, for an experimental linguist. The successful candidate will engage in research and publication in experimental work related to formal syntax, formal semantics, or both. (S)he will be expected to apply for external grant support. Course load (normally four per year) will include graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as graduate student advising. The Department will support the new faculty member with start-up funds, lab space, and administrative help; junior faculty receive course releases. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Ph.D. is required before date of hire. Applications should be submitted using the UCLA academic job application site at the application URL below, position number JPF00104. Applicants should provide a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research, description of teaching philosophy, course evaluations or other material bearing on teaching record, and a link to a web site from which their publications and other writings may be downloaded in electronic form. Applicants should also request for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the application site. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2013; final application deadline is January 1, 2014. Members of the Search Committee will be conducting preliminary interviews at the Linguistic Society of America in Minneapolis and online. For further information please consult the Search Committee Chair, Patricia Keating, at the contact email address below. For technical issues involving the application site, please contact the department’s Personnel Officer, Jael Cosico, at jcosicohumnet.ucla.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underrepresented minorities and women, for persons with disabilities , and for covered veterans. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00104 
Contact Information:
Search Committee Chair Patricia Keating
Email: keatinghumnet.ucla.edu

Summer news

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UCLA Linguists At The 2013 LSA Linguistic Institute

(Also posted on Department’s news page)

Pat Keating writes:

The department was well-represented at the month-long Institute in Ann Arbor this past summer. Three courses were taught by current department members: “Quantitative and Computational Phonology” by Bruce Hayes, “Articulatory Phonetics” by Pat Keating, and “Language Typology” by Ed Keenan and Laura Kalin. Three more courses were taught by department alums: “Introduction to Morphophonology” by Adam Albright (PhD 2002), “Linguistic Diversity and Language Change” by Lyle Campbell (PhD 1971), who was also the Institute’s Hermann and Klara H. Collitz Professor, and “Agreement and Word Order in Minimalist Syntax” by Vicki Carstens (PhD 1991).

Other current members and alums participated in some of the many workshops hosted by the Institute: Marjorie Chan (postdoc 1985-1987), Adam Chong , Robert Daland, Christina Kim (MA 2006), Kuniko Nielsen (PhD 2008), and Amy Schafer (postdoc 1998-2001).

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Sun-Ah Jun writes:

From June 24-28, I was teaching two classes in the LOT Summer School — Prosodic Typology and a Master class on Prosody and Its Interface with Other Sub-areas of Linguistics. This year, the LOT Summer School was hosted by the Groningen University, the Netherlands. The website showing the class schedule is in:

http://www.lotschool.nl/files/schools/2013_Summerschool_Groningen/schedule.php

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UCLA linguists at the International Congress of Linguists (Geneva, 21-27 July)

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Jessica Rett writes:
I wrote a book! It’s called The semantics of evaluativity and will be coming out next year in Oxford University Press’ “Studies in Theoretical Linguistics” series.
I’ll be presenting in November at the Michigan Philosophy and Linguistics Workshop (“”Illocutionary mood and speaker attitude”), and I just had a paper (“Similatives and the degree arguments of verbs”) published in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.
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Russ Schuh taught the department’s first online course, Ling 1, this past summer. It was very well-received and had a very high enrolment!
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Michael Lefkowitz writes:
I was project manager for the US English Speech Data team at Google over in Venice, which basically involved managing all kinds of language data annotation for use in speech recognition and text-to-speech research.
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Kie Zuraw writes:

Kie Zuraw taught a mini-course on quantitative approaches to phonological variation at the Escola de Inverno em Linguística Formal (Winter School in Formal Linguistics) held at Brazil’s University of Campinas, better known as UNICAMP. She had fun interacting with linguistics graduate students from all over Brazil, and learning a little Portuguese. (She is now struggling to deactivate all those extra phonological rules when speaking Spanish.)

This grainy photo shows some of the capybaras who graze at night outside the Visiting Faculty House at UNICAMP.

capybaras

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Laura McPherson writes:

I spent six weeks this summer in the West African nation of Burkina Faso doing fieldwork on Seeku (AKA Sembla, Mande). As this was my first major period of work on the language, I gathered data on a wide variety of topics to form the foundation for a reference grammar. The language’s three tone system, with lexical and grammatical uses, holds a lot of promise for future theoretical work. (below: Laura working with her consultant, Clément)

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Lauren Winans writes:

This summer, I received a Lenart Graduate Travel Fellowship to do fieldwork in Cairo, Egypt. I planned to be a visiting scholar at the American University in Cairo for a little over a month. About a week into my trip protestors took to the streets. Bob Williams (UCLA PhD Applied Linguistics; 1995) graciously welcomed myself and my travel companion into the safety of his home outside the city. As the political situation heated, I elicited as much data as I could. I convinced consultants to meet me outside of the city and continued elicitations until the night before we were evacuated to Barcelona by the UC.

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Margit Bowler writes:

I spent the summer doing semantic fieldwork for my MA on Warlpiri, which is spoken by approximately 3,000 people in central Australia. I worked with Warlpiri speakers in Yuendumu, NT for just under three months. Yuendumu is a remote Warlpiri community 300km northwest of Alice Springs. This is a picture of me and one of my consultants; we took it while we were out on a hunting trip for witchetty grubs.

My photoblog is super silly and poorly maintained, buuuuut if you really want to include a link to it you can: redcentre.tumblr.com

Margit in the Outback

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