Ahn heads to Boston!

Byron Ahn will be heading to Boston University in the Fall to take up a visiting Assistant Professorship in Boston University’s Department of Linguistics.

Congratulations Byron!

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Scenes from World Voice Day @ UCLA

Pat Keating, together with cross-campus colleagues organized UCLA’s first every participation in World Voice Day. There were three stations that showcased interactive exhibits about voice science, staffed in part by several of our own linguistics undergrads. Events included the debut performance by the Department’s very own Kartvelian Chorus (Georgian folk singing group) led by Vrinda Chidambaram. The festivities were also reported on the front page of the Bruin: http://dailybruin.com/2014/04/16/ucla-brings-world-voice-day-to-campus/

Thanks very much to our volunteers for helping out throughout the day:
Franny Brogan (graduate student, Spanish & Portuguese)
Loura Derro
Ana Paula Engelbert (graduate student, Head & Neck Surgery)
Emily Huo
Hyosun Kang
David Martinez-Gonzalez
Yeong Woo Park
Braunny Ramirez
Marlena Underhill (to whom special thanks for designing our banner)

World Voice Day Booth on Bruin Walk

World Voice Day Booth on Bruin Walk

Pat Keating at the Bruin Walk station

Pat Keating at the Bruin Walk station

UCLA's very own Kartvelian (Georgian folk) chorus performing on Bruin Walk

UCLA’s very own Kartvelian (Georgian folk) chorus performing on Bruin Walk

Ana Engelbert (Head/Neck surgery) at the station at the UCLA Medical Plaza

Ana Engelbert (Head/Neck surgery) at the station at the UCLA Medical Plaza

Hyosun Kang, David Martinez-Gonzalez at the UCLA Medical Plaza station

Hyosun Kang, David Martinez-Gonzalez at the UCLA Medical Plaza station

Hyosun Kang, David Martinez-Gonzalez at the UCLA Medical Plaza station

Hyosun Kang, David Martinez-Gonzalez at the UCLA Medical Plaza station

Yeong Woo Park, staffing the larynx model and artificial larynx, at the Court of Sciences station, together with some students from Electrical Engineering

Yeong Woo Park, staffing the larynx model and artificial larynx, at the Court of Sciences station, together with some students from Electrical Engineering

 

World Voice Day @ UCLA on Wednesday, 16 April

Pat Keating writes:

Hi everyone,

I and some colleagues on campus have organized UCLA’s first-ever participation in World Voice Day, April 16 – Wednesday of this week. We will have interactive exhibits about voice science at 3 locations, staffed in part by several of our own linguistics undergrads.

You can check out what’s happening where/when on our web listing: click here or in the article about the events that will appear in the Bruin on Wednesday.

But if you can come to Bruin Plaza at 1, you can see the debut performance of Datvebis Gundi (Georgian for “Chorus of Bears”, UCLA’s Kartvelian chorus), which is practically a Ling Dept activity. There will also be a Bruin story about them on Wednesday.

Blankenship reports on UCLA Language Materials Project

At the April conference of the Southwest Association for Language Learning Technology, Barbara Blankenship (Ph.D. 1997) presented a talk on digital materials for language learning. Blankenship coordinates the UCLA Language Materials Project, a website with resources for teachers of less commonly taught languages. The site offers a bibliography of over 9000 materials for teaching 150 languages, language profiles with  maps and demographics, and a portal for K-12 teachers that provides free lesson plans for an entire year’s curriculum. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s International Research and Studies program, the site receives 10,000 visitors a month at http://www.lmp.ucla.edu.