Tuesday Seminar: Maggie Sood (11/14)

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 kids are experts about the language they hear around them every day. We also present the activities and materials we developed during the HI-SKILLS session last spring, and look to the future. HI-SKILLS is an outreach project of the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Second Language Studies, and is sponsored by the Hawaiʻi Linguistics Association and the Charlene Junko Sato Center for Pidgin, Creole, and Dialect Studies.

LDTC Brainstorm Session

LDTC will be holding their fourth Brainstorm Session today, in Moore 558 from 1:30-2:30PM. Anyone can join. Feel free to bring your lunch or stop in for a coffee break.

There is no particular agenda, although Blake has started on the SEED application if you want to work on that. If you can’t make it, but want to know what you can do to help, or have an idea you’d like to share with us, send us an email.

LDTC Board Meeting

Mark your calendars for the LDTC Board Meeting on TUESDAY, August 29th at 12:00pm in Moore 575. Everyone who has been involved with LDTC in the past semesters is welcome to join us and help in our efforts to move our organization forward!
On the agenda is the constitution, volunteering, roadshow, and creative plans for this semester and beyond! If you want to be involved again then this is the meeting to come to!
We will be serving freshly popped popcorn, but please feel free to bring your lunch.

Graduate Student Updates: Kavon Hooshiar

Kavon Hooshiar, along with Brenda Clark, Sejung Yang, and Kevin Bätscher, presented at the special session on language documentation in undergraduate education at the Linguistic Society of America’s annual meeting. Their talk, titled The Language Documentation Training Center’s contribution to undergraduate education, presented LDTC and their efforts to attract undergraduate students to the program.

Kavon Hooshiar presented a poster at the 2017 LSA session on data citation and attribution, titled Data management across academic disciplines.

Kavon Hooshiar presented at the 2016 Symposium on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions in Logroño, Spain; his talk was titled Clause chaining in Gimi, a language of Papua New Guinea.

Kavon Hooshiar presented a paper titled An initial look at Manirem, also known as Betaf (bfe) and Vitou (vto) at the 4th Workshop on the Languages of Papua in Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia.

Kavon Hooshiar, Dr. Katie Drager, and Cassidy Copeland presented at the ASA on Coronal Stop Deletion in Hawaiʻi English. They presented their variationist study on reduction of t/d in consonant clusters in this variety of English. This auditory and acoustic analysis is the first look at this type of variation in Hawaiʻi English.