Grad Student News - Spring 2015

Lynnette Arnold received an Honorable Mention in the Society of Linguistic Anthropology's Graduate Student Paper Prize competition for her paper entitled "Collective Remembering, Shared Imagining: The Chronotopic Creation of Transnational Togetherness."

Lynnette Arnold received a Graduate Division Dissertation Fellowship for 2015-16.

Lynnette Arnold received an Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Predoctoral Fellowship for 2015-16.

Lynnette Arnold presented a talk entitled "Remembering Together across Borders: Conversations in Transnational Salvadoran Families" at the Center for Language, Interaction and Culture/Anthropology Discourse Lab at UCLA in May.

Anna Bax was co-organizer of the Language, Interaction, and Social Organization Conference at UCSB in May.

Joseph Brooks published an article entitled "On Training in Language Documentation and Capacity Building in Papua New Guinea: A Response to Bird et al.," Journal of Language Documentation and Conservation [http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24629]

Joseph Brooks presented a talk entitled "Fieldwork as Exchange: A Chini Interpretation of Linguist-Community Relations" at the 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation at the University of Hawai'i in Honolulu in February.

Kendra Calhoun received an Honorable Mention in the Ford Foundation's Predoctoral Fellowship Program.

Kendra Calhoun presented a talk entitled " 'It Is the Worst of Our Time': Youth Language, Language Attitudes, and Arguments about 'Literally'" at the Symposium about Language and Society—Austin (SALSA) in Austin, Texas, in April.

Don Daniels completed his Ph.D. in June under the supervision of Marianne Mithun; his dissertation is entitled "A Reconstruction of Proto-Sogeram: Phonology, Lexicon, and Morphosyntax."

Don Daniels has accepted a position as a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language at Australian National University.

Chris Donlay completed his Ph.D. in June under the supervision of Carol Genetti; his dissertation is entitled "A Functional Grammar of Khatso.”

Kayla Eisman co-organized the Workshop on American Indigenous Languages at UCSB in May.

Danny Hieber was awarded a three-year Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

Danny Hieber was awarded first place in the UCSB Grad Slam competition and second place in the UC Grad Slam competition.

Jessi Love-Nichols was co-organizer of the Language, Interaction, and Social Organization Conference at UCSB in May.

Brad McDonnell received a Graduate Division Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant for 2015-16.

Onna Nelson has accepted a position as an Instructional Designer at MapR Technologies in San Jose.

Morgan Sleeper co-organized the Workshop on American Indigenous Languages at UCSB in May.

Alex Wahl completed his Ph.D. in June under the supervision of Stefan Gries and Fermín Moscoso del Prado; his dissertation is entitled "The Distributional Learning of Multi-Word Expressions: A Computational Approach."

Alex Wahl has accepted a position as a postdoctoral researcher in the Idiomatic Second Language Acquisition research group, co-hosted by the Donders Institute and the Center for Language Studies at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Alex Wahl published an article entitled "Intonation Unit Boundaries and the Storage of Bigrams: Evidence from Bidirectional and Directional Association Measures," Review of Cognitive Linguistics 13(1): 191-219.

Shawn Warner-Garcia was awarded the Women, Gender, and Social Justice Research Award by UCSB's Department of Feminist Studies.

Shawn Warner-Garcia presented a talk entitled "50 Shades of Faith: Erotic Media Consumption and the Construction of Sexual and Spiritual Identities" at the 21st Language, Interaction, and Social Organization (LISO) conference at UCSB in May.

Brendon Yoder received a grant from the Endangered Language Fund for his research proposal "Ethnographic Documentation of the Abawiri Language of Papua, Indonesia."