Our graduate student Anna Mai has been awarded two prestigious fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year! The first is an Institute for Neural Computation NIMH Training Fellowship, and the second is a William Orr Dingwall Dissertation Fellowship in the Cognitive, Clinical, and Neural Foundations of Language. Congratulations, Anna!
Congrats to Priyanka Biswas, who is joining Apple as a Computational Linguist. She will be working to expand Siri’s functionality internationally.
Priyanka has lectured for the Department for the past two years, teaching a variety of courses (Languages and Cultures of America, Syntax, and Computational Linguistics). We are sad to see her go, but pleased to see where she’s going!
Congratulations to Cognition & Language major Stefanie Reed, who was awarded one of six 2019 Diversity Travel Awards to attend the LSA’s 2019 Annual Meeting in New York City! Earlier in December, Stefanie also presented some of her research at the 2018 SLUgS Symposium at UC Berkeley. Way to go, Stefanie!
Peggy Lott was recently interviewed by the Union Tribune. This article, which appeared on the front page of the Union Tribune on Thanksgiving, is titled More Students Taking Sign Language.
Read more here: http://m.utsandiego.com/news/2014/nov/28/tp-more-students-taking-sign-language-classes/
Peggy Lot recently illustrated this Children’s Dictionary of ASL and produced the accompanying DVD. For more information, or to purchase the book, visit:
The recent CARTA symposium on Domestication and Human Evolution co-hosted by Prof. Robert Kluender was featured in Science magazine:
You can access videos of all the symposium talks including Robert Kluender’s introduction at the CARTA website: http://carta.anthropogeny.org/events/domestication-and-human-evolution
Gabriel Doyle successfully defended his dissertation, Acquiring latent linguistic structure using computational models. Gabe is now a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Stanford Unviersity.
Boyoung Kim has accepted a Visiting Assistant Professor position in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Iowa.
Leslie Lee (PhD 2013) has accepted a Lecturer position in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore.
Lara Hochstein successfully defended her dissertation, Epistemic reasoning and implicature computation in typically-developing children and individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Lara is now a Language Arts Product Analyst at IXL Learning.