Graduate Student News - 2017-2018

Erin Adamson, together with Kendra Calhoun, Jamaal Muwwakkil, and Jazmine Exford, travelled through Virginia recruiting students from Norfolk State, Virginia State, and Virginia Union Universities for the inaugural year of the new Linguistics NSF-REU/UC-HBCU program.

Sandra Auderset attended the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE) Summer School at Université de Neuchâtel in September 2017.

Sandra Auderset presented a talk entitled “The interrogative-relative polysemy revisited: Insights from Iranian and beyond” at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), at Universität Zürich.

Sandra Auderset, together with Phillip Rogers, presented a talk entitled “The interrogative-relative polysemy in Indo-European in space and time” at the 12th Meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT), at Australian National University.

Sandra Auderset presented a talk entitled “Unity and diversity in causative constructions of Mixtec languages” at the 21st Workshop on American Indigenous Languages (WAIL), University of California Santa Barbara  

Sandra Auderset, with M. Widmer, J. Nichols, P. Wilmer, and B. Bickel, published an article “NP recursion over time: evidence from Indo-European”, in Language 93(4), 799-826.

Sandra Auderset received a grant from the Chafe-Mithun Fund for Research on Understudied Languages for contributing to the creation of teaching materials, a talking dictionary, and a sketch grammar of San Martín Duraznos Mixtec, working with Carmen Hernández Martínez.

Anna Bax published a paper entitled “‘The C-word’ meets ‘the N-word’: The slur-once-removed and the discursive construction of ‘reverse racism’” in the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Volume 28, Issue 2.

Anna Bax published a co-authored book chapter with Juan Sebastian Ferrada, "Sounding white and boring: Race, identity, and youth freedom in an after-school youth program" in Feeling It: Language, Race, and Affect in Latinx Youth Learning, a Routledge volume edited by Mary Bucholtz, Dolores Inés Casillas, and Jin Sook Lee.

Anna Bax was awarded a Humanities in the Community Program Summer Grant from the UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center for work on a community language survey with the Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project in Oxnard, CA.

Anna Bax presented a talk entitled “La variación sociofonética en el mixteco de Tlahuapa, Guerrero: Un análisis preliminar” at the 8th Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA) at UT Austin in October.

Anna Bax presented a talk entitled “‘The C-word’ meets ‘the N-word’: The slur-once-removed and the discursive construction of ‘reverse racism’” on the Society for Linguistic Anthropology Graduate Student Paper Prize panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in Washington, D.C. in December.

Anna Bax organized a panel entitled “Digital Sexualities: Negotiating, Constructing, and Selling (A)sexual Selves Online” at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in Washington, D.C. in December.

Anna Bax and Simon Peters organized a panel entitled “From the Alt-Right to Social Justice Warriors: Gender Politics and Social Media” at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in Washington, D.C. in December.

Albert Ventayol Boada presented a talk entitled "Metaphor at work: an analysis of the Catalan independence discourse" at the 2nd California Symposium on Catalan Studies at UCLA.

Albert Ventayol Boada presented on the round table "Language, Identity and Politics in Catalunya" with Eloi Grasset (Spanish & Portuguese) & Mariah Miller (Global Studies) for UNESCO International Mother Language Day at UCSB, "Sustainable Futures Through Multilingual Education”.

Albert Ventayol Boada was awarded a grant from UC Berkeley’s "Big Ideas Contest" to develop a website to teach San Martín Duraznos Mixtec, with Carmen Hernández Martínez (consultant), Valentina Fahler (Education), John Cano Barrios (Education) & Eric Campbell (Linguistics).

Kendra Calhoun was awarded a Travel Grant from the Linguistic Society of America Committee on Ethnic Diversity in Linguistics to attend the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Kendra Calhoun presented a talk entitled ““Okay but like” as a Discourse Marker Collocation on Twitter” at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
Kendra Calhoun presented a talk entitled “Reversing the Racializing Gaze through the Linguistic Construction of the “Straight White Boy" on Tumblr and Twitter” at the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, in Washington, DC.

Kendra Calhoun presented a talk entitled “Using Everyday Technology as Tools for Racially Inclusive Classrooms” at the Instructional Development Graduate Student Teaching Symposium, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kendra Calhoun, together with Erin Adamson, Jamaal Muwwakkil, and Jazmine Exford, travelled through Virginia recruiting students from Norfolk State, Virginia State, and Virginia Union Universities for the inaugural year of the new Linguistics NSF-REU/UC-HBCU program.

Kendra Calhoun taught Linguistics 101 as part of the new Linguistics NSF-REU/UC-HBCU program.

Yi-Yang Cheng was awarded a Graduate Division Research Accelerator Award from the Graduate Division, UCSB.
 
Yi-Yang Cheng presented a talk entitled "Anticipative Necessity as a Typological and Areal Category: Evidence from Austronesian Languages of Taiwan" at the 12th Meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT 2017) in Canberra, Australia.
 
Yi-Yang Cheng presented a talk entitled "Epistemic Complementizers in Mayrinax Atayal and Typology of Modal Complementation" at the 92th Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America (LSA 2018) in Salt Lake City.
 
Yi-Yang Cheng presented a talk entitled "More on Kanakanavu Word-level Prosody: Cyclic and Postcyclic Processes" at the 25th Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 25) in Taipei, Taiwan.
 
Yi-Yang Cheng presented a talk entitled "On the Status of sua in Kanakanavu" at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS 28) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
 
Jazmine Exford, together with Erin Adamson, Kendra Calhoun, and Jamaal Muwwakkil, travelled through Virginia recruiting students from Norfolk State, Virginia State, and Virginia Union Universities for the inaugural year of the new Linguistics NSF-REU/UC-HBCU program.

Jasmine Exford, with Jamaal Muwwakkil and Anne Charity Hudley, represented UCSB Linguistics at the University of California 150th Birthday Celebration in Sacramento on Monday Feb 26, 2018, where they supported undergraduates presenting their work to Janet Napolitano, the California Legislature and prominent UC alumni.

Jasmine Exford, with Jamaal Muwwakkil and Anne Charity Hudley, presented in John Rickford’s ‘Tryna Make a Difference’ course at Stanford University.

Alexia Fawcett presented a talk entitled “Ideophone Integration and Expressiveness in Wao Terero” at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) in Salt Lake City, UT in January 2018.
 
Alexia Fawcett presented a talk entitled “Prosodic evidence for a continuum of ideophone integration in Wao Terero” at the 21st annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages (WAIL) at UCSB in May 2018.
 
Alexia Fawcett was awarded a National Science Foundation Non-Academic Internship for Graduate Students.

Alexia Fawcett was awarded a grant from the Chafe-Mithun Fund for Research on Understudied Languages.

Daniel Hieber published an article entitled “Category genesis in Chitimacha: A constructional approach” in Kristel Van Goethem, Muriel Norde, Evie Coussé, & Gudrun Vanderbauwhede (eds.), Category change from a constructional perspective (Constructional Approaches to Language 20) (John Benjamins), 15–46.  

Daniel Hieber presented a talk entitled “Nominal alignment in Chitimacha” at the 21st Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages (WAIL), April 20–21, at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Daniel Hieber presented a talk entitled “Chitimacha diachrony in areal perspective: Lessons from an isolate” at the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA), Jan. 4–7, Salt Lake City, UT.

Audrey Lopez published a book chapter entitled ““Without Me, That Wouldn’t Be Possible": Affect in Latinx Youth Discussions of Language Brokering” in Feeling It: Language, Race, and Affect in Latinx Youth Learning, a Routledge volume edited by Mary Bucholtz, Dolores Inés Casillas, and Jin Sook Lee.

Jessica Love-Nichols was awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for her dissertation project, “Perceptions of Sociolinguistic Style and Discourses of Conservation among Rural American Hunters and Fishers”, jointly funded through Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics.

Jessica Love-Nichols published a book chapter entitled “”There’s No Such Thing as Bad Language, but…": Colorblindness and Teachers’ Ideologies of Linguistic Appropriateness” in Feeling It: Language, Race, and Affect in Latinx Youth Learning, a Routledge volume edited by Mary Bucholtz, Dolores Inés Casillas, and Jin Sook Lee.

Jessica Love-Nichols presented a talk entitled “Pretty in Pink, Dangerous in Camo: Constructing White Working-Class Femininity through Bumper Stickers” at the 25th Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference, April 20–22, Providence, Rhode Island.

Jamaal Muwwakkil was the Sag Fellow and TA for Language and Education at the 2017 LSA Summer Institute at the University of Kentucky.

Jamaal Muwwakkil, together with Erin Adamson, Kendra Calhoun, and Jazmine Exford, travelled through Virginia recruiting students from Norfolk State, Virginia State, and Virginia Union Universities for the inaugural year of the new Linguistics NSF-REU/UC-HBCU program.

Jamaal Muwwakkil, with Jasmine Exford and Anne Charity Hudley, represented UCSB Linguistics at the University of California 150th Birthday Celebration in Sacramento on Monday Feb 26, 2018, where they supported undergraduates presenting their work to Janet Napolitano, the California Legislature and prominent UC alumni.

Jamaal Muwwakkil, with Jasmine Exford and Anne Charity Hudley, presented in John Rickford’s ‘Tryna Make a Difference’ course at Stanford University.

Jamaal Muwwakkil worked as the Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URCA) Graduate Fellow, doing outreach with undergraduate and graduate students and working with faculty and staff across the university.

Jesús Olguín was awarded a scholarship to attend the 12th meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT), Canberra, Australia, 12-14 December.

Jesús Olguín, with Bernard Comrie and Eric Campbell, presented a talk entitled “A typology of temporal clauses in Uto-Aztecan languages from a competing motivations approach” at the Syntactic Complexity Seminar, University of Sonora. November, 16-17, 2017

Jesús Olguín presented a talk entitled “Non-canonical tail-head linkage in Nahuatl” at the Syntactic Complexity Seminar, University of Sonora. November, 16-17, 2017.

Jesús Olguín, with Bernard Comrie and Eric Campbell presented a talk entitled “Temporal clauses in Uto- Aztecan languages: An intra-genetic functional typological approach” at the 12th meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT), Canberra, Australia, 12-14 December, 2017.

Jesús Olguín, with Bernard Comrie and Eric Campbell presented a talk entitled “On the degree of explicitness in the expression of temporal subsequence in the world´s languages” at the Seminario de Dependencias Simétricas y Asimétricas, University of Sonora, 23-24 March, 2018.

Jesús Olguín presented a talk entitled “The diachronic origin of sequential adverbial clause linkage” at the 5th Annual UC Davis Symposium on Language Research, UC Davis, May 25th, 2018.

Kayla Palakurthy won Best Student Abstract for her submission to New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 47.

Kayla Palakurthy published a paper entitled “Marking the Unexpected: Evidence from Navajo to Support a Metadiscourse Domain" in Studies in Language 41(4), p. 843-871.

Kayla Palakurthy presented a talk entitled “"Past Time and New Action: An analysis of the Diné particle nít’ę́ę́’” at the Workshop of American Indigenous Languages (WAIL) 21 in Santa Barbara, CA.

Kayla Palakurthy presented a talk entitled “Sociolinguistic variation in Diné stops” at the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) annual meeting, in Salt Lake City, UT.

Kayla Palakurthy presented a talk entitled “The Changing Sounds of Exceptionally Aspirated Stops in Diné bizaad (Navajo)” at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 46, in Madison, WI.

Simon Peters presented a paper entitled "Inventario y distribución tonal en el mixteco de San Martín Peras" at the 8th Conference on the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA) at UT Austin in October.

Simon Peters presented a talk entitled "Call-out culture and oppositional identity construction identity construction on Reddit's 'RuPaul's Drag Race' fan network" at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in Washington, D.C., in December.

Simon Peters and Anna Bax organized a panel entitled “From the Alt-Right to Social Justice Warriors: Gender Politics and Social Media” at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in Washington, D.C. in December.

Simon Peters presented a talk entitled "Mixtec tonal typology", with Gabriel Mendoza, at the 2nd Symposium on Oaxacan Linguistics (SOL) at UCLA in June.

Simon Peters wrote a book note for Mari C. Jones & Damien Mooney (eds.), “Creating orthographies for endangered languages” (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), to appear in the November 2018 issue of Language in Society.

Simon Peters awarded the NSF Non-Academic Research Internship for Graduate Students (INTERN).

Simon Peters and Gabriel Mendoza were awarded a grant from the Wallace Chafe and Marianne Mithun Fund for Research on Understudied Languages for their summer research on verbal inflectional classes in Tù'un Sàjvǐ (San Martín Peras Mixtec).

Phillip Rogers, together with Sandra Auderset, presented a talk entitled “The interrogative-relative polysemy in Indo-European in space and time” at the 12ᵗʰ Meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT), at Australian National University.

Morgan Sleeper successfully defended his dissertation, “Musicolinguistics: New Methodologies for Integrating Musical and Linguistic Data”, in June 2018.

Giorgia Troiani was awarded an LSA fellowhsip to attend CoLang 2018 in Gainesville, Florida.

Giorgia Troiani presented a talk entitled “The Role of Shamanic Rituals in Buryat Reacquisition”, at ConCALL-3 3rd Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics, Indiana University at Bloomington, 2-4 March 2018.

Karen Tsai published an acoustical letter entitled “Bidialectal homophone effects in Kansai Japanese: An auditory lexical decision experiment" in Acoustical Science and Technology in March.

Karen Tsai, with Jamaal Muwwakkil, presented a talk entitled "Relational Social Deixis in Japanese: Senpai Register" at the Fifth Annual UC Davis Symposium on Language Research in May.

Karen Tsai was awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to attend an intensive summer language institute for Japanese at the University of Shiga Prefecture.

Shawn Warner-Garcia organized a panel titled "Controversy and community: Examining the intersections of religion and sexuality" at the 116th American Anthropological Association conference in Washington, D.C., November 2017.

Shawn Warner-Garcia presented a paper titled "Constructing covenant: Discourse and dialogicality in the formation of Baptist sexual ethics" at the 116th American Anthropological Association conference in Washington, D.C., November 2017.

Shawn Warner-Garcia was interviewed about her research on two episodes of "Touch Podcast: Conversations of Spirit & Body" (First episode, Second episode), February/March 2018.

Shawn Warner-Garcia was appointed UCSB Graduate Division's Director of Graduate Student Professional Development.

Shawn Warner-Garcia received a 2018 Humanities in the Community research grant from the UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center for Summer 2018.

Chloe Willis presented a talk entitled “Phonetic Correlates of Perceived Bisexuality in California English” at Lavender Languages and Linguistics 25 (Rhode Island College in Providence, RI) on April 20, 2018.

Brendon Yoder was awarded the Certificate in College and University Teaching.

Brendon Yoder published a book review of "Languages across boundaries: Essays in memory of Anna Siewierska", Dik Bakker & Martin Haspelmath (eds.), in Studies in Language 41:1.

Joyhanna Yoo Garza founded the Asian Pacific Islander Graduate Student Alliance (APIGSA) at UCSB.

Joyhanna Yoo Garza received UCSB's Dixon-Levy Graduate Student Association Service Award for her leadership in singlehandedly creating the Asian Pacific Islander Graduate Student Alliance.

Joyhanna Yoo Garza, with Jamaal Muwwakkil, co-organized the panel "Research, Me-search, and Soul-search: Ethics in Linguistic Anthropology" at the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in Washington D.C., with Mary Bucholtz was the discussant.

Joyhanna Yoo Garza presented a talk entitled “‘A menos que seas migra’: Negotiating consent in a mixed-status workplace" at the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), Washington D.C.

Joyhanna Yoo Garza, with Jamaal Muwwakkil, co-organized and presented in a panel entitled “The Why and How of Student Activism: Perspectives from UCSB Graduate Students” at the University of California Graduate and Professional Student Council (UCGPC) Campus Climate Conference, UC Irvine, CA.

Joyhanna Yoo Garza participated in a Graduate Students of Color Panel. A collaboration between the Educational Opportunity Program's (EOP) Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center (CLCRC) and the Asian Resource Center (ARC) at UCSB.