UCLA was incredibly well-represented by both past and present faculty and students at the recent annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in Portland. Highlights include Pat Keating being inducted into the newest class of LSA Fellows, together with former UCLA colleague, Donca Steriade (now at MIT). Sun-Ah Jun was also an invited speaker on the LSA’s panel on ethnic diversity in Linguistics. Congratulations all!
Talks and events at the LSA
Bruce Hayes delivered an invited plenary talk entitled: “Phonological acquisition is not always accurate”: Extending the Kiparskyan research program
Robert Daland taught a mini-course on Introductory Python for Linguists.
Additionally, we were well-represented by both alumni and current students/faculty in the talk and poster schedule:
Hannah Sarvasy, Split Number in Nungon (Papuan).
Jason B. Bishop (Ph.D. 2013, CUNY-CSI), Adam J. Chong, Sun-Ah Jun. Explicit prosodic phrasing in relative clause attachment
Dustin Bowers. Learning Composite Phonological Representations
Lauren Winans, Jessica Rett, Nina Hyams and Laura Kalin (Ph.D. 2014, UConn). Children’s comprehension of syntactically encoded evidentiality
Kuniko Nielsen (Ph.D. 2008, now at Oakland University) & Rebecca Scarborough (Ph.D. 2005, now at U. Colorado, Boulder). More vs. Less: Asymmetries in the Perception of Nasality and VOT
Georgia Zellou (University of California, Davis) & Rebecca Scarborough (Ph.D. 2005, now at University of Colorado at Boulder).Comparing lexical age-of-acquisition effects in infant-directed and adult-directed speech
Colin Wilson (Former Faculty, now at JHU) & Rebecca Scarborough (Ph.D. 2005, now at University of Colorado at Boulder). Comparing neighborhood density and phonotactic probability in nasal coarticulation
Colin Wilson (Former Faculty, now at JHU) and Eleanor Chodroff (JHU). Weighting perceptual cues to stop voice by modeling talker differences.
Natasha Abner (Ph.D. 2012, now at Montclair State University), Savithry Namboodiripad (UCSD), Elizabet Spaepen (University of Chicago), Susan Goldin-Meadow (University of Chicago). Morphology in Child Homesign: Evidence from Number Marking
Natasha Abner (Ph.D. 2012, now at Montclair State University), Kensy Cooperrider (University of Chicago), Susan Goldin-Meadow (University of Chicago). Creating Meaning in the Palm of Your Hand
Savithry Namboodiripad (UCSD), Eric Bakovic (UCSD), Marc Garellek (Ph.D. 2013, UCSD). Moraic geminates in Malayalam: evidence from minimal word effects and loanword adaptation
Jane Chandlee (Nemours – Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children) & Jeff Heinz (Ph.D. 2007, now at U. Delaware). Using Locality to Learn Long-distance Phonological Processes
Talks in the parallel meeting of SSILA
Olga Lovick (First Nations University of Canada) & Siri Tuttle (Post-Doc 1998-2001, now at University of Alaska Fairbanks). Direct and indirect prohibitives in Koyukon and Upper Tanana Athabascan
Pamela Munro. Covert Subjects in Colonial Valley Zapotec
Harold Torrence (Ph.D. 2005, now at University of Kansas). The position of indefinites in Cocuilotlatzala Mixtec
Andrés Aguilar (UCSD), Gabriela Caballero (UCSD), Lucien Carroll (UCSD) & Marc Garellek (Ph.D. 2013, now at UCSD). Multi-dimensionality in the tonal realization of Choguita Rarámuri (Tarahumara)