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October 2017

Data Science Group for Language Researchers (10/30)

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MOORE 162, 1890 East-West Rd
Honolulu, HI 96822 United States
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The first meeting of the Data Science Group for Language Researchers will be held on Oct. 30 (Mon.) from 4-5PM in the Phonetics Lab (Moore 162). Geoff LaFlair from Second Language Studies will be leading this meeting, with a talk on "Project management with R Studio and Git." The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in learning about improving quantitative research and data management skills for language-related research. Please contact Bradley Rentz for more information or to be…

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LDTC Workshop

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MOORE 575, University of Hawaii at Manoa + Google Map

Linguists and native speakers of underdocumented languages work together on mini-documentation projects in a series of 8 workshops per semester. Workshops are open to everyone. Check the full schedule at http://ling.hawaii.edu/ldtc/workshops/. For more information please contact ldtc@hawaii.edu.

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Tuesday Seminar: Nayoung Kwon (10/31)

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
AGSCI 220, United States + Google Map

Speaker: Dr. Nayoung Kwon (Department of English, Konkuk University) Date & Time: 10/31 (Tues.), 12:00-1:15PM Place: AGSCI 220 Title: What makes Korean a discourse-oriented language?: Universal vs. Language-specific processing mechanisms Abstract: One of the underlying assumptions in the studies of language processing is that cross-linguistic parsing mechanisms can be investigated. That is, given that language processing should be constrained by human’s general cognitive processing, by examining the way that various languages are processed, we should be able to uncover universal parsing…

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November 2017

Da Pidgin Coup (11/6)

November 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Sato Center for Pidgin, Creole, and Dialect Studies, 1859 East-West Rd. TP 101
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
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Speaker: Taylor Lewis (SLS Graduate Student) Date and Time: 11/6 (Mon.), 12:30PM Location: Sato Center Lewis will be analyzing the comments on social media following the recent Civil Beat article on the Pidgin Summit, and how the different media (Civil Beat, KITV news) reported on the summit may have influenced the ensuing comments. Lunch provided by the Student Activity Program Fee Board.

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Tuesday Seminar: Camp, Yarbrough, Henke (11/7)

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
AGSCI 220, United States + Google Map

Speakers: Amber Camp, Danielle Yarbrough, Ryan Henke Date and Time: Nov. 7 (Tues.), 12:00PM - 1:15PM Location: AGSCI 220 1) Amber Camp Title: An investigation of tones and intonation in Thai: Progress report from summer fieldwork   Abstract: This talk is a report on my progress towards collecting controlled-yet-naturalistic sentence recordings in Thai. These recordings will be analyzed descriptively, looking primarily at pitch in regards to Thai tone and intonation, and the interaction of the two. Selections from the recordings…

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Language Documentation Training Center (LDTC) Closing Ceremony

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore 120,

Please join us as we come together to celebrate and wrap up this semester's workshop series! Our Language Experts will be presenting the work they've accomplished in documenting their languages. We'll also be recognizing those essential volunteers who have donated their time and effort to LDTC this semester. And, there will be food provided by SAPFB!

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Tuesday Seminar: Maggie Sood (11/14)

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
AGSCI 220, United States + Google Map

Speaker: Maggie Sood In partnership with Ashleigh Smith, Kevin Baetscher, Andrea Berez-Kroeker, Claire Stabile, Brad Rentz, Gavin Lamb, Christina Higgins & Victoria Anderson Title: Introducing HI-SKILLS: Hawai’i School Kids Investigating Language in Life + Society Date & Time: 11/14 (Tues.), 12:00PM Abstract: In this seminar we introduce HI-SKILLS, a linguistics-based after-school program that started last spring at Voyager Public Charter School. We present the ongoing development of HI-SKILLS as a community-based extension of the LDTC, and discuss our philosophical viewpoint that…

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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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Special Linguistics Seminar: Russell Gray (11/22)

November 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please join us for a special seminar, brought to you by the Department of Linguistics: Speaker: Russell Gray (Director, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany) Date and Time: 11/22 (Wed.), 12PM Location: Moore 575 Title: The Big, Bright Future of Linguistics Abstract: Linguistics is a subject with a great past. In this talk I will argue that it also could have a great future. However, to achieve this future linguists need to embrace the…

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Tuesday Seminar: Timothy Vance (11/21)

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
AGSCI 220, United States + Google Map

Speaker: Dr. Timothy Vance (East Asian Languages & Literature) Date & Time: Nov. 21 (Tues.), 12PM Location: AGSCI 220 Title: Japanese Spelling Pronunciations Abstract: The Japanese writing system is routinely described as the most complicated system still in use in the modern world, and this complexity allows orthography and phonology to influence each other in a variety of different ways, some of which have no obvious analogs in cases involving alphabetic systems. This presentation will consider the notion of spelling…

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