UMR 8135 CNRS - INaLCO

Bethany LYCAN

Reasearch Assistant, Discourse Reporting in African Storytelling.
A project funded by European Research Council hosted in CNRS at le laboratoire LLACAN.

Education

Research Experience

Research Interests

Professional Experience

Publications

Presentations

Honors and Awards

Skills

Memberships and Activities

Conferences Attended

Education

  • May 2020: Master of Arts in Linguistics; California State University, Long Beach; Thesis: An Examination and Reanalysis of Select ‘Particles’ in Pahka’anil; Committee: Michael Ahland (Chair), Nancy Hall, Colleen Ahland
  • May 2017: Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics; California State University, Long Beach

Research Experience

  • 2020 - Present: Visiting Research Assistant November; PI: Tatiana Nikitina; European Research Council Grant #758232; Langage, langues et cultures d’Afrique (LLACAN) Laboratory at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS); Discourse Reporting in African Storytelling Project
  • Summer 2017 - Spring 2020: Graduate Researcher; PI: Michael Ahland; California State University, Long Beach; Pahka’anil (Tübatulabal) Text Project
  • Summer 2018: Visiting Researcher; PI: Barbra Meek; University of Michigan; Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars (MICHHERS) Program
  • Summer 2016: Visiting Research Assistant; PI: Ron Artstein; National Science Foundation Grant #1560426; Natural Language Dialogue Group at USC Institute for Creative Technologies; New Dimensions in Testimony Project

Research Interests

  • Usage-based syntax and discourse
  • Language documentation and revitalization
  • Corpus analysis methods
  • Typology
  • Phonology
  • Psycholinguistics in underdocumented languages

Professional Experience

  • July 2018 - July 2019: Graduate Mentor; National Institutes of Health Project #5TL4GM118980-04; CSULB BUilding Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Program
  • September 2017 - June 2019: Graduate Assistant; CSULB Department of Linguistics
  • October 2015 - January 2019: Student Assistant; CSULB Department of Biological Sciences

Publications

  • Marean, L., Ahland, M., Lycan, B., Sandoval Sanchez, S., & Sinetos, N. (To appear). Tübatulabal: Two texts. In G. Garcia Salido and T. Thornes (Eds.). Texts in the Indigenous Languages of the Americas. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Lycan, B., & Artstein, R. (2019). Direct and mediated interaction with a Holocaust survivor. In M. Eskenazi, L. Devillers, & J. Mariani (Eds.), Advanced Social Interaction with Agents: 8th International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems (Vol. 510, pp. 161-167). Cham: Springer.

Presentations

  • Lycan, B. (2019, November). Expression of temporality in Pahka’anil. California State University, Long Beach Graduate Research Conference. Talk presented at the 4th annual CSULB Graduate Research Conference, Long Beach, CA.
  • Ahland, M., & Lycan, B. (2019, May). Word-order patterns in Pahka’anil (Tübatulabal) narrative discourse. Workshop on American Indigenous Languages. Talk presented at the 22nd annual meeting of the Workshop on American Indigenous Languages, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Lycan, B. (2018, November). Loanword adaptation in Pahka’anil. California State University, Long Beach Graduate Research Conference. Talk presented at the 3rd annual CSULB Graduate Research Conference, Long Beach, CA.
  • Lycan, B. (2018, February). The Pahka’anil “quotative” /-gidza/. California State University, Long Beach Student Research Competition. Talk presented at the 30th annual CSULB Student Research Competition, Long Beach, CA. Poster presented at the 2nd annual CSULB Department of Linguistics International Mother Language Day Celebration (2018, February). Revised talk presented at the 43rd annual California State University Social Science Student Symposium (2018, May).
  • Lycan, B., & Artstein, R. (2017, June). Direct and mediated interaction with a Holocaust survivor. International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems. Poster presented at the 8th annual International Workshop on Spoken Dialog Systems, Farmington, PA.
  • Lycan, B. (2016, May). Variances in giving direction across dialects of English. California State University, Long Beach Linguistics Student Research Symposium. Poster presented at the Linguistics Student Research Symposium, Long Beach, CA.

Honors and Awards

  • May 22, 2020: Graduate Dean’s List of University Scholars and Artists; College of Liberal Arts, California State University, Long Beach
  • May 22, 2017: Excellence in Undergraduate Research; Department of Linguistics, California State University, Long Beach
  • May 22, 2017: Undergraduate Honors; Department of Linguistics, California State University, Long Beach
  • Fall 2015 - Spring 2017: President’s List; California State University, Long Beach
  • April 16, 2015: Honors for Superior Achievement in Spanish; Languages Department, Pasadena City College

Skills

  • Language: Spanish (Intermediate)
  • Computational Linguistics: BYU Corpora, AntConc, Regular expressions
  • Programming: Python
  • Data Analysis and Visualization: SPSS, Tableau, MAXQDA
  • Phonology: Praat, Phonology Assistant
  • Fieldwork: Transcriber, ELAN, Toolbox, Fieldworks
  • Web: WordPress

Memberships and Activities

  • January 2017 - Present: Linguistic Society of America,
  • November 2018 - Present: National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity,
  • Fall 2017 - Spring 2020: CSULB North American Computational Linguistics Open, Organizer,
  • Fall 2018 - Spring 2019: CSULB Linguistics Student Association, Vice President,
  • April 2019: Southern California Annual Meeting on Phonology, Student Volunteer,
  • June 2018: North Atlantic Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics, Organizing Committee,
  • Fall 2017 - Spring 2018: CSULB Linguistics Student Association, President,
  • April 2018: Getting You into Indiana University (GU2IU),
  • Fall 2016 - Spring 2017: CSULB Linguistics Student Association, Secretary

Conferences Attended

  • October 2018: Annual Meeting on Phonology,
  • June 2017: International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems,
  • October 2016: Annual Meeting on Phonology