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SLS 2019 Faculty and Student Conference Presentations

93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (Jan 3rd – 6th; New York, USA) Fred Zenker Testing for adjunct island effects using topic structures in L1 Chinese and L1/L2 English Fulbright Spain Mid-year Conference (Feb 7th; Valencia, Spain) Kristin Rock Writing in the Digital World Hawai’i TESOL Conference 2019 (Feb 16th; Laie, O’ahu) …

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Thursday “Brown Bag” Lecture Series

Location: Ag Science Bldg, Room 204Time:  Noon–1:15 p.m. November 7 Laissez Faire Translanguaging in Two High School English Classes Presenter: Anna Mendoza, PhD Candidate, Second Language Studies, UH-Mānoa This linguistic ethnography aims to investigate what multilingual practices arise in high school English classrooms where teachers freely permit the use of languages other than English but …

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SLS Newsletters

The Second Language Studies Student Association (SLSSA) puts together an outstanding newsletter for the department – see the latest issues below. Click on the links to read the latest news from SLSSA! SLS Newsletter #5: Spring 2019 SLSSA Newsletter #4: Fall 2018 SLSSA Newsletter #3: Spring 2018 SLSSA Newsletter #2: Spring 2017 SLSSA Newsletter #1: …

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Archive Fall 2019 Brown Bags

August 29 Starting off on the Right Foot: Advising Session for New MA Students Presenter: Christina Higgins, Professor & Graduate Chair, Second Language Studies, UH-Mānoa 1. Navigating your MA progress We will examine the MA advising form together and talk about optional tracks, core courses, seminar courses, and electives. Students will better understand what it …

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SLS BAMA Student Victoria Lee Presents at Spring 2019 Undergraduate Showcase

Victoria Lee presenting at Spring 2019 Undergraduate Showcase at East-West Center Victoria Lee, a student in the BAMA pathway program in SLS, presented her research in the Spring 2019 Undergraduate Showcase (Undergraduate Research and Creative Work) on May 3, 2019 at the East-West Center.   Victoria’s presentation, “Tracking Potential Attrition in a Child SecondLanguage Learner’s Phonological …

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SLS PhD Graduate Hyunwoo Kim accepts position at Yonsei University

Congratulations to PhD graduate Hyunwoo Kim, who has accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of English Language and Literature at Yonsei University, Korea! Dr. Hyunwoo Kim Hyunwoo Kim completed his dissertation on “Cross-linguistic activation in Korean L2 learners’ processing of remention bias in English” in December 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Theres Grüter.

Congratulations to SLS Spring and Summer Graduates!

photo of 2019 SLS BA graduates

Congratulations to all Spring and Summer 2018 SLS BA, MA and PhD Graduates! We look forward to hearing about your future accomplishments, so keep in touch! 2019 Spring/Summer SLS BA graduates 2019 Spring/Summer SLS MA graduates 2019 Spring/Summer SLS PhD graduates with Dr. Brown & Dr. Higgins (Photo credit: Kenton Harsch)

Possibly Coming Soon!

The SLS BA Committe is currently investigating the possibility of adding the following two minors to our undergraduate program. ============================================================== Minor in Language Teaching The Minor in Language Teaching would provide instruction in fundamental concepts related to second language learning and teaching. It would consist of 18 credits in total: 9 credits of core courses …

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May 8: Dissertation Defense – Elham Monfaredi

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Elham Monfaredi Occasioned Storytelling in Persian Language Classroomss Chair: Gabriele Kasper Wednesday May 8, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Moore Hall, 155A Abstract The use of stories as pedagogical tools in second language (L2) classrooms has a longstanding research tradition (e.g. Huang, 2006; Inal & Cakir, 2014). …

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April 3: Dissertation Defense – Gavin Lamb

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Gavin Lamb The nexus of discourse and practice in sea turtle tourism and conservation at Laniākea Beach, Hawai‘i Chair: Christina Higgins Wednesday, April 3, 9:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m. Moore Hall, 258 Abstract This dissertation investigates the discursive practices emerging in the overlapping contexts of sea turtle tourism and …

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