Reading Groups

The Language Acquisition Reading Group provides members with opportunities to present, discuss, and receive feedback on acquisition related research at any stage. We read and discuss current publications in the field, as well as hold workshops to fine-tune abstracts, posters, and presentations. All students interested in acquisition are welcome, and new students are especially encouraged to attend.

Faculty advisor: Kamil Deen
2017 Coordinator: Claire Stabile
Meeting schedule: Fridays at 2:30pm, Moore 575


The In-Group is comprised of graduate students and faculty at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa who are interested in Sociolinguistics. Using a wide variety of methods, we work together on projects which investigate the relationship between language and society and the use of language in society.

Faculty Advisor: Katie Drager
Meeting schedule: Every other Friday at 3:30pm, behind Jefferson Hall, overlooking the Japanese Gardens. A map is available here (PDF).


Da Pidgin Coup stay one biweekly meeting group for people who stay interested in Hawaii Creole English. We talk story about stuff people stay working on and other issues of interest to creolists.

Faculty Advisor: Katie Drager
Meeting schedule: Every other Monday at 12:30pm, Charlene Sato Center for Pidgin, Creole, & Dialect Studies