Fall  2018

Karie Moorman

Curriculum Vitae

kmoorman@ucmerced.edu

Education

In Progress        Ph.D. in Cognitive and Information Sciences, University of California, Merced

2015                  B.A. Linguistics (with distinction)

Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

Senior Thesis: The Polyfunctionality of –ara in Karuk: its form, meaning, and function

(Committee: Eve Sweetser, Andrew Garrett, Line Mikkelsen)

Research Experience

2012-2015        MetaNet - Metaphor Database and Extraction System

Frame-Semantic and Metaphor Analysis

International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley

Supervisors: G. Lakoff, C. Baker, S. Narayanan

2012-2015        Karuk Research Unit (KRU)

Corpus Analysis, Transcription, Annotation, Language Documentation

University of California at Berkeley

Supervisors: A. Garrett, L. Mikkelsen

Talks and Publications

2018         Magnitude of metaphor: its effect on reasoning about immigration

        Talk given at the Cultural Evolution Society Conference,

        Tempe, Arizona, 22-24 October 2018.

2017        Cultural frames of immigration in the United States

        Guest lecture, Language of Advertising, UC Berkeley

        Berkeley, CA, 24 October, 2017.

2017        Magnitude of Metaphor: its effect on reasoning about immigration

Guest lecture, Introduction to Cognitive Science, UC Merced,

Merced, CA, 1 August, 2017.

2017        Tsunamis, Aliens, and Butterflies: Force-dynamics and metaphor in US immigration discourse

Talk given at the 14th Meeting of the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference,

Tartu, Estonia, 10-14 July, 2017.

Forthcoming        A Construction Grammar Analysis of –ara in Karuk. To appear in Proceedings of 41st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS 41), February 7-9, 2015.

2015        Uses of Karuk –ara in Event Construal

Talk given at the 13th Meeting of the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference,

Newcastle, UK, 20-25 July, 2015.

        A Construction Grammar Analysis of –ara in Karuk

Talk given at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS), Berkeley, CA, 7-9 February, 2015.

2014        Nominal and Verbal Uses of –ara in Karuk

Talk given at the 12th Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language (CSDL) Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, 4-6 November, 2014.

                The Polyfunctionality of –ara: Analyzing metonymy and metaphor in Karuk

Talk given at CogNetwork, Berkeley, CA,  29 October, 2014.

                The Polyfunctionality of –ara in Karuk: Its form, meaning, and function

Talk given at CogNetwork, Berkeley, CA, 14 April, 2014.

Teaching Experience

Fall 2018        Teaching Assistant, COGS001: Introduction to Cognitive Science

        UC Merced Cognitive and Information Sciences Program

Fall 2016        Lecturer, L105/C101: The Mind and Language,

UC Berkeley Cognitive Science Department

                                        

Summer 2015        Grader, L105/C101: Language and Mind,

UC Berkeley Linguistics Department

   Grader, C147: Language Disorders,

UC Berkeley Linguistics Department

Summer 2014        Grader, C146: Language Acquisition,

UC Berkeley Linguistics Department

Summer 2013        Grader, C146: Language Acquisition,

UC Berkeley Linguistics Department

Spring 2013        Co-facilitator, Construction Grammar DeCal

UC Berkeley Linguistics Department

 

Fellowships, Honors and Awards

2017                        Cognitive and Information Sciences Travel Fellowship, UC Merced

2016-2018               Eugene Cota Robles graduate fellowship, UC Merced

2015                        Departmental Honors, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley

                               

Professional Activities and Academic Service

October 2015      Volunteer Assistant

Presented Karuk online dictionary to conference goers

California Indian Conference (CIC) 30, Berkeley

February 2015    Volunteer Assistant

Helped with registration of presenters and guests

Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS) 41, Berkeley

April 2013          Volunteer Assistant

Helped with registration of presenters and guests as well as cleanup of event

Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas (WSCLA) 18, Berkeley, CA

Languages & Skills

English (native), Spanish (intermediate), Karuk (fieldwork)

Python, R

Praat, ELAN, Audacity, SPSS

Experience Using: Amazon Mechanical Turk, TurkPrime, Qualtrics