Andrea Berez-Kroeker, Brad McDonnell and Eve Koller have been selected to organize a minicourse called “Data Summer Camp” at the LSA Institute at UC Davis in 2019. The 4-session minicourse is funded by a NSF grant to Berez-Kroeker and McDonnell (SMA-1745249).
Three (3) Department of Linguistics researchers: Associate Professor Berez-Kroeker, Assistant Professor Brad McDonnell, and Postdoctoral Research Eve Koller, have a contract to edit the first volume in the new series of Open Handbooks in Linguistics by MIT Press Open. Their volume, called “The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management,” will be available for free download. They will be joined by a 4th editor, Dr. Lauren Collister, from University of Pittsburgh.
Associate Professor Andrea Berez-Kroeker has been invited to teach at CoLang at the University of Florida in June 2018, and at the LSA Summer Institute at U California Davis in 2019. She will teach a workshop on ELAN at CoLang, and a class called “Digital Language Documentation” at the LSA Institute.
UH was well-represented at the 42nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Documentation (BUCLD42) held on November 2 to 4, 2017, with multiple posters and talks from both the Linguistics and Second Language Studies departments.
Peter Schuelke is in Solomon Islands this month as part of a study of the Roviana language from the Western Province.
Dr. James Grama is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow affiliated with the ARC Centres of Excellence at the Australian National University. He is working on the Sydney Speaks project, which is focused on language variation in Sydney, Australia. He has been with the project since January 2017.
James graduated from our department in 2015. You can read a copy of his dissertation (chaired by Dr. Katie Drager), Variation and Change in Hawai’i Creole Vowels, by clicking on the title. Utilizing similar acoustical analyses, he’s currently investigating features of Australian English and its function in regard to socioeconomic status, network affiliation, and ethnicity.
The Linguistics Department’s official Fall 2017 course schedule is now available:
Course descriptions to follow. We hope you will join us next semester!