Ka Leo (also known as Manoa Now), the student-run campus newspaper, featured an article on our new ASL course for Fall 2018 taught by incoming Ph.D. student Emily Jo Noschese. Dr. Kamil Deen and Dr. James ‘Woody’ Woodward were both featured as interviewees, and discussed the current KCC offerings, HCC’s new course, and the potential future for ASL and HSL in the UH System.
To read the article, please visit http://bit.ly/UHMASL18.
The Department of Linguistics looks forward to having Dr. James N. Collins, currently affiliated with Hebrew University of Jerusalem, join our faculty this coming Fall. Not only specializing in syntax, he also helps fulfill our vision of specializing in the languages of the vast Austronesian family (which includes the indigenous languages of Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Taiwan) and on other languages of Asia and the Pacific with his work in the Philippines and Samoa.
Welcome aboard, Dr. Collins!
The fall semester is upon us, and we’d like to remind everyone (old and new) to attend the Linguistics Department’s New Student Orientation on Aug. 17 (Thurs.) at 1:30PM-3:30PM in Moore 575. The orientation will include faculty and student group introductions, advising sessions, and a brief tour.
See you there!
Carl Polley, 2012 PhD graduate, has accepted a tenure track position at Kapiolani Community College (KCC) to teach Chinese language and culture. Carl has been a lecturer at KCC since 2009 teaching various Chinese language, culture, and literature classes. You can also follow this link to read his dissertation, “Metaphors for Happiness in English and Mandarin Chinese.”
On May 12th, 2017 the Department of Linguistics marked the graduation of the class of 2017, including 8 doctoral students and 5 MA students. This year’s class of PhD students had a time-to-degree of 4.86 years – an amazing number, given the amount of time spent in the field! Moreover, each student is on their way to successful careers, some in tenure track positions, some in postdoctoral research positions, and some into industry. We wish them all the best, and look forward to their speedy return.
Raina Heaton has officially accepted a job offer from The University of Oklahoma, where she will be starting in August as an Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and the Assistant Curator of Native American Languages at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.
Re the audience’s feedback at the Tuesday Seminar talk on 2/21, Steve Trussel has added a search form to the Austronesian Comparative Dictionary. The search is set to do: Introduction, Cognate Sets, Formosan, Roots, Loans, Near Comparisons, and Noise. There are search forms at the top of all pages in those sections. Any feedback is welcome. For feedback on production of the website, please email Steven Trussel. For feedback on the content, please email Robert Blust.
Please find a screenshot below:
Pre-defense dissertations are submitted to our department two weeks prior to each defense. Upcoming dissertations for Spring 2017 include:
- SMITH, Alexander. The languages of Borneo: A comprehensive classification (March 3, 1 PM, Moore 575)
- RARRICK, Samantha. A Tonal Grammar of Kere (Papuan) in Typological Perspective. (March 13, 11:30 AM, Moore 575)
- HEATON, Raina. A typology of antipassives, with special reference to Mayan. (March 14, 3 PM, Moore 258)
- OKURA, Eve. Language Nests and Language Acquisitions: An Empirical Analysis. (March 16, 2017, 10 AM, Moore 575)
- GAO, Katie. Dynamics of Language Contact in China: Ethnolinguistic Diversity and Variation in Wuding County, Yunnan.
(March 23, 11:30 AM, Moore 258)
- OIWA-BUNGARD, Mayumi. Morphology and syntax of gerunds in Truku Seediq: A third function of Austronesian “voice” morphology.
(April 21, 2:30 PM, Moore 575)
- ROSS, Melody Ann. Attitudes Toward Tetun Dili, A Creole Language of East Timor.
(May 5th, 10:00 AM, Moore 575)
We will be adding to this list as the semester continues. You can also check the Dissertations page for updates on other pre-defense dissertations for the current semester, or final dissertations from previous semesters.
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