Department Chair, Bruce Hayes, writes:
Jessica Rett’s tenure has come through — the occasion for a spontaneous and well-attended champagne celebration that spilled from her office into the s-side hallway! We celebrate the happy news and welcome Jessica as a tenured member of the Linguistics faculty.
The biannual Speech Prosody conference is taking place this week in Dublin, Ireland. UCLA phoneticians (current and former) will be well-represented!
Ann Bailey, Intonational Phonology of Cuban Spanish: A Preliminary AM Model
Sun-Ah Jun & Jason Bishop (Ph.D. 2013, currently at CUNY-SI), Implicit prosodic priming and autistic traits in relative clause attachment
Canan Ipek (USC) & Sun-Ah Jun, Distinguishing between Phrase-Final and Phrase-Medial High Tone on Finally Stressed Words in Turkish
Kristine M. Yu (Ph.D. 2011, currently at UMass), Sameer Ud Dowla Khan (Ph.D. 2008, currently at Reed) & Megha Sundara, Intonational Phonology in Bengali and English infant-directed speech
Page Piccinini (UCSD) & Marc Garellek (Ph.D. 2013, currently at UCSD), Prosodic Cues to Monolingual versus Code-switching Sentences in English and Spanish
Grace Kuo (Ph.D. 2012, currently at Macalester), Processing Prosodic Boundaries in Natural and Filtered Speech
Arvaniti, A., M. Baltazani (Ph.D. 2002) and S. Gryllia. The pragmatic interpretation of intonation in Greek wh-questions
Laura Kalin defended her dissertation, Aspect and argument licensing in Neo-Aramaic, yesterday (Chair: Anoop Mahajan).
Jos Tellings will swapping the SoCal heat for the cool Pacific Northwest this weekend. He will be presenting at Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (SULA) 8 which will take place at UBC. His talk is entitled: Intensifiers in Imbabura Quichua.
Kaeli Ward and Laura McPherson both successfully defended their dissertations last week!
Kaeli Ward: On Backtracking Counterfactuals (Chair: Yael Sharvit)
Laura McPherson: Replacive Grammatical Tone in the Dogon Languages (Co-Chairs: Bruce Hayes & Russ Schuh)
Congratulations Kaeli and Laura!
Laura Kalin will be taking up a postdoctoral position at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, beginning in Fall 2014, where she will be working with Jonathan Bobaljik.
Pat Keating presented a poster entitled “Acoustic measures of falsetto voice” at the Spring meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Providence this week.