The KBS station on Korea’s Jeju Island recently aired a two-part documentary on efforts to revitalize Jejueo and on the similarity of the situation there to the situation here with respect to Hawaiian. The documentary includes interviews with William O’Grady, Lyle Campbell, current PhD student Sejung Yang, PhD alumnus Kaliko (Chris) Baker, Larry Kimura at UH Hilo, and various others. Although part of the documentary is in Korean, many parts are in English.
In May 23-25, 2014, the Linguistics Department at UH Manoa hosted the 21st annual meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association.
The Bilinski Educational Foundation board of members recently visited the campus to meet the fellows who have been supported by their generous gifts. Here is a video of some of the students talking about the impact of the Bilinski Fellowships.
Professors Andrea Berez and Victoria Anderson receive NSF grant for the 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $286,827 to University of Hawai’i for support of the project entitled “Discourse and prosody in non-native speakers’ reference resolution,” under the direction of Therese Gruter (SLS) and Amy Schafer (Linguistics).
This award is effective September 1 , 2013 and expires February 28, 2017.
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Phonetic Realization of Medial Stop Consonants in Akuntsu
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Universal 20 and Word-Order Variation in Korean [PDF]
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The Effect of a Single Formant on Dialect Identification [PDF]
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The Status of Subject and Object Pronominal Elements in Lukunosh Mortlockese [PDF]
A research group based in the UH Mānoa Department of Linguistics has uncovered the existence of old Hawai’i Sign Language, a previously undocumented sign language used in the islands. For more information see the department’s press release and the official UH press release. For a visual demonstration of HSL, please see this video.
The Endangered Languages Project, a web site developed by Google and backed by the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity, launched today at www.endangeredlanguages.com. A central feature of the website is the Catalogue of Endangered Languages, compiled by University of Hawaiʿi at Mānoa linguists and the LINGUIST List at Eastern Michigan University, and sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation.