Natasha Korotkova recently presented at UIL OTS at Utrecht University. Her talk is entitled: How to embed evidentials.
The Department will be hosting a meeting of the Friends of Linguistics this evening at the UCLA Faculty Center. This year’s speaker is Assoc. Prof. Megha Sundara. See attached flyer for details!
Time: Friday November 15th, 4 p.m., with post-talk reception.
Place: the California Room of the Faculty Center
Laura McPherson presented at the Annual International Morphology Meeting at UCSD this past weekend. Her talk was entitled Phrasal Construction Morphology: the case of Dogon replacive tone.
Both Lauren Winans and Ed Keenan presented at the recent Workshop on Semantic Variation at the University of Chicago. Ed Keenan was an invited speaker along with department alumnus, Ivano Caponigro (Ph.D. 03).
Lauren Winans: Disjunction in Egyptian Arabic
Ed Keenan: Function-Interpretation Principle
The annual Boston University Conference of Language Development took place recently (Nov 1 – 3). UCLA was well represented by a number of talks and posters:
1) Jamie White (Ph.D. 13, now at University of Ottawa): Role of perceptual similarity in the acquisition of phonological alternations: A biased Maximum Entropy learning model
2) Megha Sundara, Yun Jung Kim, Jamie White & Adam Chong: There is no pat in patting: Acquisition of phonological alternations by English-learning 12-month-olds
3) Victoria Mateu: Clitic omission in Spanish-speaking children: Evaluating the roles of competence and performance
4) Robyn Orfitelli (Ph.D. 12, now at University of Iowa): Transfer of null arguments in adult L2 (Poster)