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March 2017

Austronesian Circle

March 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MOORE 575, University of Hawaii at Manoa + Google Map

Speaker: Dr. Robert Blust Title: Six patterns of recurrent metathesis in Austronesian languages Most sound changes show clear evidence of phonetic motivation. However, one type of change that has long been difficult to reconcile with this view is metathesis. In this paper, I will argue that metathesis is a cover term for several quite different phenomena, and that while many metatheses may be the deceptively simple outcome of complex phonetic processes, others do seem to fit the classic definition of…

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April 2017

Austronesian Circle

April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Douglas Callendar Title: The Phonology of Sasak Abstract: Here (will be uploaded soon) Group discussion. For more information, please visit the Austronesian Circle website.

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Austronesian Circle

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MOORE 575, University of Hawaii at Manoa + Google Map

Speaker: Dr. William O'Grady Title: The syntax of symmetry Time: 4/26, 3-4 pm Location: Moore 575 (conference room) Abstract: I'll be exploring some ideas about the relationship between symmetrical voice and other types of alignment (i.e., accusativity and ergativity), with special attention to case and a handful of syntactic operations in Austronesian languages. Join us for the last meeting of the semester!

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September 2017

Austronesian Circle 9/8

September 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MOORE 575, University of Hawaii at Manoa + Google Map

Join us on Fri., Sept. 8, for our first Austronesian Circle meeting of Fall 2017! Speaker: Peter Schuelke Title: Symmetrical Voice Alternations without Verbal Voice Morphology: Evidence from Ampenan Sasak Time: 3-4 pm Abstract: View here Location: Moore 575 (conference room) See you there!

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Austronesian Circle (DATE CHANGE): Peter Schuelke 9/22

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MOORE 575, University of Hawaii at Manoa + Google Map

Speaker: Peter Schuelke Title: Symmetrical Voice Alternations without Verbal Voice Morphology: Evidence from Ampenan Sasak Abstract: Click here. Time: 9/22 (Fri) 3-4pm Location: Moore 575  

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Austronesian Circle 9/29

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MOORE 575, University of Hawaii at Manoa + Google Map

Speaker: Christian Mortensen Title: Voice in Long Semadoh Lun Bawang Location: Moore 575 More information: please click here Abstract: Lun Bawang (also called Lun Dayeh or Lundayeh) is an Austronesian language spoken principally in the highlands of Borneo, with several thousand speakers spread across Kalimantan, Sabah, Sarawak, and Brunei. Based on data collected on the dialect spoken in Long Semadoh, Sarawak, I make four claims: (1) The language's three voices are morphologically and syntactically symmetrical. (2) Pivot selection is motivated by…

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October 2017

Austronesian Circle: Manami Sato (10/9)

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Manami Sato (Okinawa International University) Date: 10/9 (Mon.), 4-5PM Location: TBA Title: Psycholinguistics goes to the field: Effects of physical actions on event apprehension and selection of voice and word order in the Truku language Abstract: We created a novel task to manipulate sense of agency and to assess whether pull/pulled actions cognitively influence event apprehension and are linguistically reflected in a subsequent process of selecting voice (Actor/Goal) and temporal alignment of linguistic components (VOS/SVO). We discuss eye-movement…

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Austronesian Circle: Joel Bradshaw (10/20)

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MOORE 575, University of Hawaii at Manoa + Google Map

Our 5th Austronesian Circle meeting will be held next Friday. Dr. Joel Brashaw will give a talk on his recent research on Numbami, an Austronesian language spoken in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.   Welcome to join us!    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Speaker: Dr. Joel Brashaw Title: Polysemy and complementarity: Core verbs and their uses in Numbami Abstract: please click here Date/Time: 10/20 (Friday), 3-4PM Location: Moore 575

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November 2017

Austronesian Circle: Dr. Jim Ellis (11/14)

November 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Jim Ellis Title: Community Level Top-down Grammar Date & Time: 11/14 (Tues.), 3:00-4:00PM Location: TBA Abstract: Most grammars, including pedagogical grammars are well out of reach for most community-level Pacific Islanders. Part of the reason is that grammars typically start right out with subject matter that is the most abstract and furthest removed from daily island life (phonemes, parts of speech, etc.). And often the level of grammar that is nearest and most meaningful to islanders is left…

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December 2017

Austronesian Circle: Brad Rentz (12/1)

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Second Language Studies Conference Room, 1890 East-West Rd. Moore 551
Honolulu, 96822 United States
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Speaker: Brad Rentz Date and Time: 12/1 (Fri.), 3-4PM Location: SLS Conference Room Title: Language attitudes on Pohnpei: Results from a survey analysis Abstract: In this presentation, I present the results from a language attitudes survey of 1/3% of the adult population on Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. The results include domain-based language choices and attitudes toward a variety of topics including multilingualism, education, and Pohnpeian identities. The presentation also includes results fro ma novel combination of statistical methods including…

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