Heather Burnett (Ph.D. 2012) who is currently a post-doctoral researcher on the Syntactic Microvariation of the Romance Languages of France project within the CLLE-ERSS will be a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sociolinguistics Lab at the University of Toronto in the Fall. Following this, in 2016, she will be taking up a permanent research scientist position at the CNRS housed in the Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle at the Université de Paris 7 – Denis Diderot.
Congratulations Heather! This is fantastic news!
Some of our phonologists made the hop across the pond to Manchester to attend the 23rd annual Manchester Phonology Meeting (or mfm). Jesse Zymet gave a talk: A case for parallelism: reduplicative possessives in Maragoli.
And Brian Smith gave a poster presentation: A unified constraint-based account of the English indefinite article.
Alumnus, Jamie White (Ph.D. 2013, now at UCL) also gave a talk with Suzanne Robillard (U. Ottawa): Variable schwa realization in Canadian French: a MaxEnt grammar approach
In a bit of old news, the spring meeting of the Acoustical Society of America occurred in Pittsburgh 18 May – 22 May. Pat Keating gave a talk in the special session organized in celebration of Ken Stevens’s contribution to speech communication. She also had a poster presentation together with Jody Kreiman (Head & Neck Surgery, UCLA), Soo Jin Park (Dept. of Electrical Eng., UCLA), Shaghayegh Rastifar (Dept. of Electrical Eng., UCLA) & Abeer Alwan (Dept. of Electrical Eng. UCLA).
The titles of the presentations are listed below:
Pat Keating. Ken Stevens and linguistic phonetics.
Presented in special session at Spring Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, “Celebration of Kenneth N. Stevens’ Contributions to Speech Communication”
Jody Kreiman (Head & Neck Surgery, UCLA), Pat Keating, Soo Jin Park (Dept. of Electrical Eng., UCLA), Shaghayegh Rastifar (Dept. of Electrical Eng., UCLA) & Abeer Alwan (Dept. of Electrical Eng. UCLA). Within-and Between-Talker Variability in Voice Quality in Normal Speaking Situations.
Byron Ahn (Ph.D. 2014), who is currently a visiting assistant professor at Boston University, will be heading to Philadelphia this Fall where he will be a visiting assistant professor at Swarthmore College!
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!
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:
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.