- Computer Room
- Language Analysis and Experimentation Labs (LAE)
- Linguistics-SLS Reading Room
- Linguistic Society of Hawai’i (LSH)
- Linguistics Beyond the Classroom (LBC)
- Course Evaluations
- Open Access Department Resources
- Resources Outside the Department
The Computer Room is located in Moore Hall 565. It is for the use of students of the Linguistics Department only. The computer room contains two PCs (equipped with ELAN, Transcribr, and PRAAT) and one laser printer. The Computer Room also has a charging station for mobile devices. Students need to supply their own paper for the laser printers or purchase paper at a cost of 2 cents per sheet printed.
The Computer Room is open on normal working days from 8:00 am to approximately 4:30 pm. Outside of those hours students may still use the computer room, but must sign the computer room monitor’s sheet and agree to take responsibility for monitoring the room. Anyone signed up to monitor the computer room must not leave until either closing and properly locking the room, or getting another linguistics student to sign the monitor’s sheet and agree to take responsibility for the room.
Linguistics students may sign out a key to the computer room if they wish to use the room on weekends or after hours. See the department staff in Moore Hall 569. Note that anyone using the computer room on weekends or after hours must sign the computer room monitor’s sheet and take responsibility for closing and properly locking the room. Please remember to return the key to the department staff as soon as possible.
The role of Computer Room faculty advisor is currently being discussed and will be posted as soon as it is assigned.
Language Analysis and Experimentation Labs (LAE)
The Language Analysis and Experimentation Labs (LAE Labs) are a research and teaching facility dedicated to human language and the cognitive mechanisms responsible for it. The LAE Labs house research on the articulation, acoustics, and perception of speech, the production and recognition of words, and the processing of sentences and discourse. Tools used by faculty and student researchers in these labs include audio and video recording hardware, acoustic analysis software, articulatory measurement devices, eye-tracking equipment, large language corpora, tools for building computational models of linguistic and cognitive behavior, and experiment design and analysis software. For more information, please visit the LAE Labs homepage , or contact Victoria Anderson, Amy Schafer, Katie Drager, or Kamil Deen.
Linguistics-SLS Reading Room
The Linguistics-SLS Reading Room is located in Moore Hall 572. It is for the use of all students and faculty in the departments of Linguistics and Second Language Studies, and contains reference materials, journals, and class reserve materials. Users are asked to sign in, and to leave backpacks and bags by the door, with the monitor.
The reading room is staffed by volunteer student monitors from the Linguistics and SLS departments, and thus hours depend on the availability of volunteers.
For more information, please contact the Reading Room monitors, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linguistic Society of Hawai‘i (LSH)
The Linguistic Society of Hawai‘i (LSH) is the organization of linguistics students and faculty. Officers are elected each year. The LSH sponsors various social events, (including a Halloween party and the Spring Ling Thing), participates in the organization of the Linguistics/SLS Joint Student Conference and the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature Student Conference, and conducts an annual bake sale and a book sale, among other activities.
LSH prepares a handbook that contains useful information for all linguistics students, especially incoming students. To view the LSH Handbook, click here.
Linguistics Beyond the Classroom (LBC)
The department organizes a pool of undergraduate students who can participate in research projects as one means of fulfilling a requirement of Linguistics 100 and 102.
For further information, please visit the Linguistics Beyond the Classroom web page, or contact Amy Schafer.
In order to ensure anonymity of course evaluations, students may elect to type their course evaluations, rather than writing them by hand. Students wishing to type their evaluations must download the evaluation form . The evaluation form is a PDF document which can be read, modified, and printed using Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader. Students should print out their evaluations and submit them with the rest of the class’ evaluations.
Open-Access Department Resources
- Oceanic Linguistics
The department has been responsible for the publication of the journal Oceanic Linguistics since its inception. Oceanic Linguistics is the only journal devoted exclusively to the study of the indigenous languages of the Oceanic area and parts of Southeast Asia. The languages within the scope of the journal, probably numbering over a thousand, are the aboriginal languages of Australia, the Papuan languages of New Guinea, and the languages of the Austronesian (or Malayo-Polynesian) family. Articles in Oceanic Linguistics cover issues of linguistic theory that pertain to languages of the area, report research on historical relations, or furnish new information about inadequately described languages.A table of contents and electronic versions of some articles are available through Project Muse, here .
Wordcorr is a free program that was developed at the University of Hawaii in collaboration with the Summer Institute of Linguistics and DataHouse, Inc., a Honolulu software development house. The initial funding came from the Linguistics Program and the Information Technology Research Program of the National Science Foundation, with Joseph E. Grimes as Principal Investigator, assisted by Burgel Rosa Maria Faehndrich and Christine M. Hansen. The University of Hawaii is a research and training center for historical-comparative linguistics, specializing in languages of Asia and the Pacific. Its research capabilities have been enhanced by computational tools developed in the Department of Linguistics. The latest of these is Wordcorr .
- Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database
This database currently contains 52,319 lexical items from 282 Austronesian languages (including some protolanguages such as PAN and PMP). These items have been taken from the modified Swadesh lists collected by Bob Blust over the last 20 years. Additional material has been added from the Pollex database compiled by Bruce Biggs and Ross Clark.The site allows you to:
- display all the words from a language
- display all the words from a selected meaning category
- search for specific forms
- display the languages classified by the SIL ethnologue system
- display a family tree of the languages
- display the cognate sets within each meaning category
- Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database
Resources Outside the Department
- General information
- Selected resources on campus
- Center for Teaching Excellence TA Development Resources
- UHM Asian Studies Program Scholarships
- UHM Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships Database
- UHM Graduate Division Financial Information
- UHM New Economy Research Grants
- UHM Research Relations Page (Includes a list of funding sources.)
- UHM Graduate Division
- Professional societies (partial listing)
- The Acoustical Society of America
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- American Psychological Society (APS)
- The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Cognitive Science Society
- Council of Academic Programs In Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Linguistic Society of America
- Psychonomic Society
- Professional ethics
- University of Hawaii Institutional Review Board (Human Subjects)
- University of Hawaii Graduate Division
- University of Hawaii Graduate Style Policy Handbook (for thesis/dissertation formatting, etc.)
- University of Hawaii Executive Policy on Sexual Harassment (includes what to do in cases of consensual relationships between students and faculty)
- Job listings
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- The Linguistic Society of America (See job opportunities in the LSA Bulletin)
- The LINGUIST List
- See also listings done by professional societies.
- Funding sources and information (please report corrections or additions)
- Annotated document about funding sources – if new, start here (PDF)
- American Association of University Women (Includes dissertation year fellowships and fellowships for international students)
- American Educational Research Association (Includes pre-dissertation fellowships for research related to education)
- Community of Science (Pivot)
- Cornell University Fellowships Database (see also Grants & Scholarships)
- Educational Testing Service Jacqueline A. Ross Dissertation Award
- Endangered Language Fund
- Ford Foundation: Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
- Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program (For non-U.S. citizens from an eligible IFP country)
- Foundation for Endangered Languages
- Founder Region Fellowship (For women; funding for last year of Ph.D.)
- Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
- Japan Foundation: Fellowships for Doctoral Candidates
- Korean-American Scholarship Foundation (Undergraduate and Graduate support)
- Lucent Technologies (Bell Labs Innovations): Cooperative Research Fellowship Program
- Mellon Fellowships
- Michigan State University Grants and Related Resources Page
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Especially NRSA Postdoctoral Awards)
- NRC Research Associateship Programs
- NSF – SBE – BCS – Linguistics
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
- NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants (Open to non-U.S. citizens enrolled at a U.S. institution.)
- Spencer Foundation (A range of support for scholarship on education, broadly conceived.)
- UH Asian Studies Program Scholarships
- UH Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships Database
- UH Graduate Division Financial Information
- UH Research Relations Page (includes a list of funding sources.)
- Library resources for linguistics at UHM
- Library Resources for Linguistics
- SLS-Linguistics Reading Room Card Catalog
- UH Library Catalog (Voyager)
- UH Electronic Sources Main Gateway (OneSearch)
- UHM Libraries Home Page
- UHM Library Hours
- UHM Asia Collection
- UHM Digital Collections and Repository Program (D-CARP)
- UHM Hawaiian, Pacific, and Japanese Collection
- UHM Hawaiian Language Newspapers Digital Collection
- Suggest books for UHM library purchase
- Digital dissertation
- General campus resources
- Campus Map and Guides
- Campus Center Ticket, Information, and ID Office (general information about your Manoa OneCard, general concert and movie ticket sales, passport processing, etc.)
- Graduate Student Organization
- Office of Student Affairs
- Department of Public Safety
- Parking Office & Commuter Service
- Student Recreation Service (information on the Warrior Recreational Center, outdoor recreational classes, rentals, etc.)
- Campus Center Graphics (specialty printing such as poster, banner, business cards, etc. Prices subject to change. Please allow up to 7 business days for processing, and ensure all files’ coloring is in CMYK for optimal color.)