USC Ling Weekly Digest

Congratulations to Hayeun Jang for receiving a Summer Fieldwork Grant from the Korean Studies Institute (!! This funding is in support of her research project on “Acoustic analysis of tense and tensified obstruents of Korean.”

The following students were awarded advanced advanced fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Congratulations to the awardees! We wish everyone success in their research endeavors.
Saurov Syed – Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Monica Do – Russell Endowed Fellowship
Caitlin Smith – Research Enhancement Fellowship
Reed Blaylock – Provost’s Mentored Teaching Fellowship

Finally, congratulations to all of the second year graduate students on turning in their screening papers last week. Way to go!

The Southern California April Meeting on Phonology (SCAMP) is taking place this coming Friday and Saturday (April 8-9) at UC San Diego. USC is well represented, with presentations by Reed Blaylock, Hayeun Jang, Karen Jesney, Brian Hsu, Caitlin Smith, and Rachel Walker. You can see the program here:

The spring and summer conference season is upon us, and USC linguists are very active! Here are some of the upcoming presentations. Congratulations to all!

CLS: April 21-23
Charlie O’Hara, Andrew Simpson, and Saurov Syed

WCCFL: April 29-May 1
Invited speaker: Rachel Walker
Monica Do, Huilin Fang, Alfredo Garcia-Pardo, Brian Hsu, Hayeun Jang, Karen Jesney, Elsi Kaiser, Chorong Kang, Mythili Menon, Charlie O’Hara, Andrew Simpson, Saurov Syed, Maria Luisa Zubizarreta

MFM: May 26-28
Hayeun Jang

LabPhon: July 13-16
Invited speaker: Khalil Iskarous
Dani Byrd, Sarah Harper, Louis Goldstein, Samantha Gordon Danner, Cynthia Lee, Sungbok Lee, Shri Narayanan, Caitlin Smith, Asterios Toutios, Rachel Walker

In addition several former USC students/post-docs are involved at LabPhon: Presenters include Jelena Krivokapic (USC PhD 2007), Laurel Lawyer (USC BA), Benjamin Parrell (USC PhD 2014), Michael Proctor (USC Postdoc), Jason Shaw (USC BA), and Stephen Tobin (USC MA). The conference is co-organized by Sam Tilsen (USC postdoc).

Here what’s going on this week:

Monday 4/4, 10:30am in the Reading Room: Chorong will present at the psycholinguistics lab meeting. The title of her presentation is “Different types of QPs, different sensitivity to prosody”.

Thursday 4/7, 2:30pm in GFS330: In PhonLunch this week Tanner Sorensen will speak about his work “On two kinematic characteristics of vocal tract gestures”.

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