Sun-Ah Jun will be teaching a masterclass on the elicitation and documentation of intonation at the upcoming International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation in Hawaii. Details can be found here: http://icldc4.weebly.com/master-class-information.html
A number of UCLA alumni are also going to be in attendance:
Alex Mannix (Bryn Mawr), Brooke Lillehaugen (Ph.D. 2006, now at Haverford), Janet Chávez Santiago (Biblioteca de Investigación Juan de Córdova). Technology and collaboration in language documentation and revitalization: The case of a Zapotec Talking Dictionary
Siri Tuttle (Post-Doc ’98-’01, now at University of Alaska Fairbanks) and Olga Lovick (First Nations University of Canada). Opening the database door to language teachers
Nikos Angelopoulos and Yuhi Inoue will both be giving poster presentations at the upcoming 41st Incontro di Grammatica Generativa, to take place this week at the Universita per Stranieri di Perugia, in Perugia, Italy.
Their poster titles are:
Nikos Angelopoulos & Dimitris Michelioudakis: PP licensing and compounding: Evidence for prepositions as probes.
Yuhi Inoue: Genitive Objects in Kansai Japanese
Megan Gotowski, Victoria Mateu and Nina Hyams will be giving a talks at the upcoming Generavist Approaches to Language Acquisition: North America (GALANA) conference at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Mateu, Victoria E. & Nina Hyams. One is the loneliest number: The acquisition of Spanish indefinite ‘un’.
Gotowski, Megan & Becker, Misha (Ph.D. 2000, now at UNC-Chapel Hill). An information structural account of of children’s in-situ questions in French.
The Linguistics Department is delighted to announce that Harold Torrence will be joining the faculty as of July 2015. Prof. Torrence specializes in the syntax and morphology of African and Native American languages. (For more, see http://www.people.ku.edu/~torrence/.) Among other courses, he will be teaching Field Methods at UCLA.
As of this year, international students will be eligible to apply for the Graduate Division’s summer research stipends. This is a very welcome expansion of the kinds of summer support available to graduate students in our department! Applications are due Feb. 18. See https://grad.ucla.edu/asis/sfap/srmintro.htm for more information about this program.
The department’s admissions committee has made its recommendations for acceptance to the Ph.D. program for Fall 2015, and admissions and waitlist notifications are going out this week. Prospective students will be invited to visit the department Feb. 23-25 and Mar. 2-4. We look forward to meeting them all!
4th year student Victoria Mateu has been awarded an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant for her dissertation work:
Intervention Effects in Raising and Control: Evidence from Spanish-speaking children
This award will fund her research in the Los Angeles area and also in Spain over the next few months.