Linguistic Society of Mānoa

IMG_5967The Linguistic Society of Mānoa (LSM) is the organization of linguistics students and faculty at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa. LSM participates in the International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC), student conferences on campus, sponsors various social events, and holds fundraisers during the academic year.

LSM serves to represent Linguistics students in organizations such as the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) and with a student representative at faculty meetings. In order to best serve students, LSM also publishes undergraduate and graduate student handbooks every academic year.

LSM aims to support the members of the Linguistics department, including faculty and both graduate and undergraduate students interested in Linguistics.  Membership dues are collected each academic year and are $0 for undergraduate students, $15 for graduate students, and $35 for faculty.

LSM holds meetings twice each semester which are announced via the linguistics emailing list and on our Facebook page. LSM is entirely run by students, and officers are elected each academic year.

LSM drafts monthly newsletters to provide updates on LSM activities, introduce your LSM officers, highlight student achievements, and more. You can find all our newsletters here:

2021-2022 Officers:

President:  HENDY, Caroline
Vice-President/GSO Representative: REDDY, Anu
Student Representative:  ZUBIRI, Louward
Secretary:  MURPHY, Josiah
Treasurer:  LAI, Audrey
Social Committee Chair:  BRESLOW, Emma
Fundraising Chair:  TOPELIAN, Annika
Social Media Director:  GRIFFIN, Laura
Webmaster Chair:  BILLINGS, Blaine

Undergraduate Representative:  PERALTA, Liv

Although the registered organization has members who are University of Hawaii students, the registered organization is independent of the University and does not represent the views of the University. The registered organization is responsible for its own contracts, acts, or omissions.