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]

Lepic, Ryan. (2016). Lexical blends and lexical patterns in English and in American Sign Language. Online Proceedings of the 10th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting. [link to proceedings] [download paper]

Namboodiripad, Savithry, Daniel Lenzen, Ryan Lepic, and Tessa Verhoef. (2016). Measuring conventionalization in the manual modality. The Journal of Language Evolution 1(2), 109-118. [link to publisher] [download paper]

Lepic, Ryan. (2016). The great ASL compound hoax. Proceedings of the 11th High Desert Linguistics Society Conference. [link to proceedings] [download paper]

Lepic, Ryan. (2015). Motivation in morphology: Lexical patterns in ASL and English (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. [link to publisher] [download dissertation]


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.

Introduction to the Study of Language. Taught Winter 2016, Fall 2016, and Winter 2017.

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).

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