Graduate Student News: Spring 2014

A coauthored talk by Lynnette Arnold, Audrey Lopez, and Mary Bucholtz entitled "Between Speech and Gesture: Linguistic Injustice and Embodied Reenactment in a Sexual Molestation Case" was presented at the International Gender and Language Association Conference in Vancouver in June.

Lynnette Arnold presented a paper entitled "Asking for Money without Asking in Transnational Family Phone Calls" at the Conference on Language, Interaction and Culture at UCLA in May.

Lynnette Arnold received a dissertation grant from the UCSB Chicano Studies Institute for her project "Communicating Care Across Borders: Language, Affect, and Materiality in Transnational Salvadoran Families."

Lynnette Arnold was awarded the Dean's Prize Teaching Fellowship from UCSB's Division of Humanities and Fine Arts for her proposed undergraduate course entitled "Staying in Touch in a Digital Age," to be taught in Spring 2015.

Brendan Barnwell completed his Ph.D. in June under the supervision of Stefan Gries with a dissertation entitled "Effect of Nonlinguistic Context on Language Production."

Anna Bax received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for three years of graduate study.

Don Daniels was a finalist in this year's Grad Slam with his presentation "Reconstructing Proto-Sogeram."

Chris Donlay presented a talk at the Fieldwork Interest Group in the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University in April.

Chris Donlay presented a talk entitled "Khatso: An Endangered Language in China" to Laura Robinson's class LING 80: Endangered Languages in May.

Kayla Eisman received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for three years of graduate study.

Patrick Hall completed his M.A. under the supervision of Marianne Mithun with a thesis entitled "Serialization and Hierarchy: From Data to Corpus in Linguistic Fieldwork" in June.

Danny Hieber received an Honorable Mention in the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship competition.

Jessi Love-Nichols received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for three years of graduate study.

Verónica Múñoz Ledo Yáñez completed her Ph.D. under the supervision of Carol Genetti with a dissertation entitled "Interrupted Vowels and the Phonological Status of the Glottal Stop in Sierra Popoluca (Mixe-Zoque)" in March.

Daisy Rosenblum accepted a position at the University of British Columbia in the First Nations Languages Program as Assistant Professor of Endangered Language Documentation, Revitalization and Conservation, with a primary affiliation in the Department of Anthropology. The position begins in January 2015.

Chris VanderStouwe presented a talk entitled "'I'm Straight, but...': Balancing Conflicting Identities and Desires through Language, Time, and Space in Online Personal Advertisements" at the Sociolinguistics Symposium in Jyväskylä, Finland, in June.

Chris VanderStouwe presented a talk entitled "Discursively 'Straight': Commodification of Identity as a Social Resource in M4M Online Advertisements" at the International Gender and Language Association Conference in Vancouver in June.

Shawn Warner-Garcia presented a talk entitled "BDSM Meets WWJD: Discursively Negotiating the Boundaries of Acceptable Sexuality in American Christian Contexts" at the International Gender and Language Association Conference in Vancouver in June.

Shawn Warner-Garcia accepted a position as the Professional Development Peer Advisor with the Graduate Division for 2014-15.

Di Wdzenczny presented a talk entitled "There's None of My Jumping: The Diachronic Interaction with other Grammatical Systems" at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in Minneapolis in January.

Di Wdzenczny presented a talk entitled "Analogic Change in the Development of Matácoan Nominal Tense" at the Workshop on American Indigenous Languages at UCSB in May.

A coauthored talk by Di Wdzenczny and Fermín Moscoso del Prado Martín entitled "Inflectional Affordances: Information theory and the Semantic Implications of Alyutor and Estonian Paradigms" was presented at the International Morphology Meeting in Budapest in May.

Di Wdzenczny was a finalist in this year's Grad Slam with her presentation entitled "Documenting Tongues in the Tundra.” Di also gave several class guest lectures and invited talks based on her presentation, including to Laura Robinson’s class LING 180: Endangered Languages and Judy Gough's class LING 141: Second Language Acquisition.

Hannah Yates completed her M.A. under the supervision of Mary Bucholtz with a thesis entitled "Community Policing in Action: Negotiating Epistemic Authority in Civilian-Initiated Service Encounters" in June.