Here are links to some of the projects I worked on while at UC San Diego:
Börstell, Carl, Ryan Lepic, and Gal Belsitzman. (2016). Articulatory plurality is a property of lexical plurals in sign language. Lingvisticæ Investigationes, 39(2), 391-407. [link to publisher]
Lepic, Ryan, Carl Börstell, Gal Belsitzman, and Wendy Sandler. (2016). Taking meaning in hand: Iconic motivations in two-handed signs. Sign Language and Linguistics, 19(1), 37-81. [link to publisher]
Here is some information about the classes I taught while at UC San Diego:
Sign Language and its Culture. Taught Winter 2017.
Sign languages hold important lessons for linguistics. This class provides an introduction to the linguistics of American Sign Language as well as the history and culture of the community it belongs to.
Linguists study language scientifically. This class teaches how to challenge misconceptions about linguistics and about individual languages, and how to describe real-world language data using standard linguistic techniques.
Morphology. Taught Spring 2016 at UC San Diego.
Morphology is the study of word-internal structure. This class focuses on how to analyze morphologial patterns in a diverse sample of languages, and how to contrast competing theoretical perspectives on morphological analysis.
Graduate Teaching Assistantships at UC San Diego.
I was a TA in Sixth College's Culture, Art, and Technology writing program (2008-2010). I was a TA for a number of Linguistics courses, including Syntax, Sociolinguistics, and Languages and Cultures of America (2010-2015). I was also the TA mentor for the Warren College Freshman Year Experience program (2014-2016).
- cheap pizza
- also pizza but with more beer and atmosphere
- the cutest abuelitas and the best tortillas
- tequila, especially on Monday night happy hour
- liquid hipster nonsense
- our local watering hole
- burrito fix
- the one on park, not adams
- hot coffee cold beer
- perfect beer for a day of fun
- ice cream for lunch
- cake for dinner
- ocean view happy hour
- dive-in movie
- fancy going out
- afternoon snack
- lunch in la jolla
- bread and stuff