UCLA is well-represented by both current and former students at this week’s WCCFL at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.
Amanda Ritchart (former undergraduate, now Ph.D. student at UCSD), Grant Goodall (UCSD) and Marc Garellek (Ph.D. 2013, now at UCSD), Prosody and the that-trace effect: an experimental study.
Byron Ahn (Ph.D. 2015, now at Boston U.) Out-sourcing internal arguments.
John Gluckman. Decomposing morphological number in local contexts.
Jason Kandybowicz (Ph.D. 2006, now at U. of Kansas) & Harold Torrence (Ph.D. 2005, now at U. of Kansas, joining UCLA in Fall 2015). Two probes, one goal, different copies: There’s no wrong way to front a predicate in Krachi.
Isabelle Charnavel (Ph.D. 2012, now at Harvard). Let you be bound to me (and me to you).
Laura Kalin (Ph.D. 2014, now at UConn). Morphological reversal in Amadiya (Neo-Aramaic) as late-agreement.
University of Oregon is hosting the 46th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, and 7 UCLA students will be presenting their work there:
Nikos Angelopoulos: Reconsidering the Object (A)symmetry Parameter in Maragoli
John Gluckman and Margit Bowler: Transitivity Alternations in Luragooli
Sozen Ozkan: Conditionals in Logooli
Nico Loccioni: Specificational Copular Constructions in Logoori
Eleanor Glewwe and Ann Aly: Palatalization in Logoori
The 28th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing is taking place this week at USC. UCLA is well-represented by a number of poster presentations.
Jesse Harris & Katy Carlson (Morehead State U.): Focus particles in context: Support for the Broadest Focus Principle
Jesse Harris & Katy Carlson (Morehead State U.): Focus marking isn’t enough: The role of structural bias in focussensitive coordination
Jesse Harris: Structure modulates similaritybased interference in sluicing: An eye movement study.
Jason Bishop (Ph.D. 2013, now at CUNY-CSI), Adam Chong & Sun-Ah Jun: Explicit prosodic phrasing and individual differences in relative clause attachment
Pat Keating spoke at Cornell yesterday, giving a talk entitled “Linguistic Voice Quality”. See the abstract here: http://linguistics.cornell.edu/news-events/detail.cfm?customel_dataPageID_18256=239946
Former UCLA M.A. student, Tati Libman who is now at Google was recently on a panel on jobs in industry at the annual meeting of the LSA.
The LSA recently posted the video from the panel discussion: http://www.linguisticsociety.org/resource/panel-careers-linguists-industry-2015-annual-meeting
Yun Jung Kim has accepted a position of lecturer (tenure-track) in Linguistics and Language and Cognition at the Program in Linguistics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She will be starting in Fall 2015.
Stay tuned for her colloquium in May!