Curriculum vitae

Last updated September 2017:

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Ph.D. student
UCLA Department of Linguistics
email: mauraoleary@ucla.edu
website: mauraoleary.org

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles
GPA: 4.0
M.A., Linguistics, expected June 2017
Ph.D., Linguistics, expected June 2020

University of California, Santa Cruz    
GPA: 3.9
B.A., Linguistics, awarded June 2013
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s Honors

NON-DEGREE STUDY

Summer 2016:
Institute on Collaborative Language Research
Fairbanks, AK

September 2013:
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Certification from Global Leadership College

November 2013:
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Certification from Xplore Asia
Hua Hin, Thailand

Fall 2012:
Universita degli Studi di Perugia
Perugia, Italy

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Broad: Semantics, Syntax, Morphology, Typology, Language variation, Linguistic fieldwork, Language documentation, English, Hän, Tatar

Narrow: Tense, Copular constructions, Temporal reference, Indexicality, Focus, Evidentiality, Wh-questions, Binding

PUBLICATIONS

2017. Constraints on the Evaluation Times of Noun Phrases. LSO Working Papers in Linguistics. Proceedings from WIGL 14. [pdf]

INVITED TALKS

2017. Constraints on Noun Phrase Evaluation Times. Distinguished Alumna Address at Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference. University of California, Santa Cruz. June 2. [handout]

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2017. Semantic roles and binding as an argument for late merge. Talk presented at UNC Spring Colloquium. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. April 8. [handout]

2017. Once a fugitive, always a fugitive: A reanalyzing of temporal nouns. Talk presented at Workshop in General Linguistics 14. University of Wisconsin, Madison. April 1-2. [handout]

2016. Dependency in Italian Verbal Paradigms. Talk presented at the 2016 Institute for Collaborative Language Research. Fairbanks, AK. June 24.

2016. Evidentiality Conditioned Partial-WH Movement. Poster presented at the UCLA Linguistics 50th Anniversary. June 13. [poster]

2012. Italian Prepositional Contractions. Talk presented at Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference. University of California, Santa Cruz. June 8. [handout]

AWARDS

$6,000. 2017. Graduate Summer Research Mentorship from UCLA.

$20,000. 2017-18. Graduate Research Mentorship from UCLA.

TEACHING

Spring 2017: Semantics 2
Teaching Assistant – University of California, Los Angeles
Instructor: Dr. Yael Sharvit

Winter 2017: Syntax 1
Teaching Assistant – University of California, Los Angeles
Instructor: Dr. Kyle Johnson

Fall 2016: Introduction to Linguistics
Teaching Assistant – University of California, Los Angeles
Instructor: Dr. Harold Torrence

Summer 2016: Introduction to Linguistics
Teaching Assistant – University of California, Los Angeles
Instructor: Megan Gotowski

Summer 2016: Introduction to Linguistics
Teaching Assistant – University of California, Los Angeles
Instructor: Dr. Russ Schuh

Fall 2013-Spring 2014: English as Second Language
Instructor – Saparachinee 2 Secondary School
Trang, Thailand

Summer 2012: Semantics 1
Grader – University of California, Santa Cruz
Instructor: Dr. Adrian Brasoveanu

FIELDWORK

Tatar: Fall 2016-present – meetings with native speaker Sofia Mazgarova in Los Angeles, California.

Hän: Summer 2016-present – meetings with Ruth Ridley and other native speakers in Fairbanks, Alaska.

LANGUAGES

Native: English
Proficient: Italian
Intermediate: Spanish
Beginner: Thai
Research Languages: Hän, Tatar

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Linguistic Society of America (2015-present)
Society for Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (2017-present)

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