Congratulations to GRM awardees!

Congratulations to Eleanor Glewwe and Megan Gotowski for receiving the GRM (Graduate Research Mentorship) Award for 2015-16! 

GRM awardees receive a $20,000 stipend plus standard tuition/fees for 2015-2016 excluding non-resident supplemental tuition and professional degree supplemental tuition. 

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Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Awards for our students!

Congratulations to our students who just got awarded the Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Award for this coming summer. All nine students who applied this year received the award this year!

The awardees are: Megan Gotowski, Yoo Kyung Kang, Isabelle Lin, Iara Mantenuto, Sozen Ozkan, Brice Roberts, Adam Royer, Viiu Wichman, Deborah Wong.

Congratulations all!

Chicago Linguistic Society 51 this week

A number of UCLA linguists (and alumni) will be presenting at this week’s 51st Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society.

Eleanor Glewwe: Tonal Assignment in English Loanwords in Mandarin Chinese

Margit Bowler: “Might be something”: Information protection in central Australia

Hannah Sarvasy: Monolingual fieldwork in and beyond the classroom: the Logooli experience at UCLA

Isabelle Charnavel (Ph.D. 2012, now at Harvard) and Christina Zlogar (Harvard): English Reflexive Logophors

Adam Jardine (Delaware) & Jeffrey Heinz (Ph.D. 2007, University of Delaware): Markedness constraints are negative: An autosegmental constraint definition language

Margit, Hannah and Eleanor even had some time try out the local eats!

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GLOW in Paris

Robert Daland will be presenting a paper at GLOW (Generative Linguistics in the Old World) which is taking place in Paris, France, this week. His paper is entitled: Even though the sound of it is really quite atrocious: Finiteness and well-defined probabilities in phonotactic learning

He will be joined by a couple of UCLA alumni:

Thomas Graf (Ph.D. 2013, now at Stony Brook U.) and Jeffrey Heinz (Ph.D. 2007, now at U. Delaware)Commonality in disparity: The computational view of syntax and phonology
Jane Chandlee (Center for Pediatric Auditory and Speech Sciences (CPASS), Nemours Biomedical Research), Jeffrey Heinz (Ph.D. 2007, now at U. Delaware), and Adam Jardine (U. Delaware): Representing and learning opaque maps with strictly local functions