Nala Lee has just been appointed assistant professor at National University of Singapore in the Department of English Language and Literature. Nala completed her Ph.D. in 2015, writing a dissertation entitled ‘A Grammar of Baba Malay with Sociophonetic Considerations’ (supervisor: Lyle Campbell). Congratulations to Nala!
Dr. Robert A. Blust has been recognized for his contributions to the field of linguistics by being appointed a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America. In addition to conducting fieldwork on approximately a hundred languages, Bob has written seven books, edited four others, and published 176 articles. He is one of the world’s leading historical linguists and the foremost expert on the Austronesian language family, which includes almost 20% of the world’s 7000 languages.
Bob is the second member of our department to be honored as an LSA Fellow; Lyle Campbell received the same honor earlier this year.
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.