Curriculum vitae

Last updated May 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

In press. Constraints on the Evaluation Times of Noun Phrases. Proceedings of Workshop in General Linguistics 14.

In press. The Interaction of Wh-movement and Topicalization in Hän. 2016 Dene Language Conference Proceedings.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2017. Unexpected Athabaskan Pronouns. With Blake Lehman. Talk presented at The 20th Annual Workshop on American Indigenous Languages. University of California, Santa Barbara. May 12-13.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 – meetings with native speakers in Fairbanks, Alaska, through the Institute for Collaborative Language Research.

LANGUAGES

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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Linguistic Society of America

 

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