Jessica Rett, associate professor of linguistics in the UCLA College, has been named recipient of the Linguistic Service Award from the Linguistic Society of America for her work in the “Pop-Up Mentoring Program.”

Rett serves as director and vice-chair of graduate studies in the linguistics department. Her research interests include formal semantics, pragmatics and philosophy of language, specifically cross-domain parallels and the semantics-pragmatics interface.

The Linguistic Society of America is an organization dedicated to the advancement of the scientific study of language through scholarly communication, community building and professional development The association holds its annual meeting in early January at which more than 300 papers and posters are typically presented, and where the Linguistic Service Award will be presented.