Our students and faculty presenting at CAMP 3, SCAMP 1, and CUSP 12

Our graduate students Catherine Arnett, Till Poppels, and Josh Wampler, and our faculty members Andy Kehler and Eva Wittenberg are presenting at CAMP 3 (California Meeting on Psycholinguistics) at UC Santa Cruz on October 26-27. Our graduate students Sihun Jung and Alex Rodriguez are presenting at SCAM 1 (Southern California Annual Meeting on Syntax) at Pomona College on November 2. Finally, Josh is also presenting at CUSP 12 (California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics) at USC on November 9-10.

Four Mayberry Lab members presenting at TISLR13

Four Mayberry Lab members will be presenting at Theories in Sign Language Research (TISLR) conference will be held at the University of Hamburg on September 26-28, 2019: three graduate students from our department, an alumna of ours, and a faculty member.

  • Graduate student Qi Cheng and Rachel Mayberry will be presenting their talk  Word order or world knowledge? Effects of early language deprivation on simple sentence comprehension.
  • Graduate student Tory Sampson and Rachel Mayberry will be presenting their talk An emerging SELF: The copula cycle in ASL.
  • Graduate student Nina Semushina will be presenting her poster with Rachel Mayberry, Age of acquisition effects on automatic magnitude estimation in ASL number signs and Arabic digits.
  • Anne Therese Fredrikson will be presenting her poster with Rachel Mayberry, Implicit causality and thematic roles in ASL: A norming study of 239 implicit causality verbs.

11 members of our department present at LSA 2020

Eleven members of our department (five graduate students, one undergraduate student,  and five faculty members) will be presenting five talks and three posters at the next Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting in New Orleans on January 2-5, 2020. In alphabetical order (G: graduate student; U: undergraduate student; F: UC San Diego faculty):

UCSD Linguistics was represented at the 50th Annual Conference on African Linguistics at the University of British Columbia

UCSD Linguistics was represented at the 50th Annual Conference on African Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, with three presentations:
  • Sharon Rose, Michael Obiri-Yeboah and Sarah Creel. Perception of ATR contrasts by Akan speakers.
  • Nina Hagen Kaldhol. Gender and headedness in nominal compounds in Somali.
  • Michael Obiri-Yeboah. Acoustic analysis of nasal and ‘nasalized’ vowels in Gua.

Graduate students Nina Hagen Kaldhol and Michael Obiri-Yeboah and Prof. Sharon Rose at ACAL50

Our Department was represented at the 50th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 50) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, May 22-25, 2019, with three presentations by our graduate students Nina Hagen Kaldhol and Michael Obiri-Yeboah and Prof. Sharon Rose:
  1. Sharon Rose, Michael Obiri-Yeboah and Sarah Creel, “Perception of ATR contrasts by Akan speakers”
  2. Nina Hagen Kaldhol, “Gender and headedness in nominal compounds in Somali”
  3. Michael Obiri-Yeboah, “Acoustic analysis of nasal and ‘nasalized’ vowels in Gua”

2018 Annual Meeting on Phonology will be held at UC San Diego

The Linguistics Department is pleased to announce that the 2018 Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP 2018) will be held on October 5-7, 2018 at UC San Diego. This is the sixth installment of the Annual Meetings on Phonology, following the 2013 inaugural meeting at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and subsequent meetings hosted by MIT, UBC/SFU, USC, and NYU. This year’s conference will feature a fully integrated workshop entitled “Methods in phonological data collection and analysis of underdocumented languages,” with funding provided by the National Science Foundation (BCS-1753985). Workshop-related tutorials will be offered by Bert Remijsen (University of Edinburgh) and UC San Diego’s own Gabriela Caballero and Marc Garellek. The main conference will consist of presentations in all areas of theoretical, experimental, and computational phonology, with funding provided by the Division of Social Sciences. This year’s invited speakers are Junko Ito & Armin Mester (UC Santa Cruz), Laura McPherson (Dartmouth College), and Bert Remijsen (University of Edinburgh), and an additional tutorial will be offered by Jennifer Bellik and Nick Kalivoda (UC Santa Cruz).