Upcoming Conference Presentations by SLS Graduate Students and Faculty

Past Conferences from 2017 Interactional Skills and Practices in a Second Language (ICOP-L2), Neuchâtel, Switzerland; January 19, 2017 Sangki Kim Conducting relational talk in service encounters in second-language English: A 30-month case study, in invited colloquium of Longitudinal Investigations into Interactional Competences International Conference on Language Teacher Education, UCLA; February 2–4, 2017 Priscila Leal & …

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SLS Thanks Dr. Thom Hudson for 27+ Years of Service

Article by Lucas Edmond, current MA student in SLS After 27 and a half years serving the Department of Second Language Studies, Dr. Thom Hudson retired this December. While his research interests have evolved over the years, he has primarily been interested in issues of language assessment, L2 reading, program development, and English for Specific …

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Recent Graduate Student Publications

Burch, A. R. (2014). Pursuing information: A conversation analytic perspective on communication strategies. Language Learning, 64, 651–684. DOI: 10.1111/lang.12064 Lamb, G. (2015). “Mista, Are You in a Good Mood?”: Stylization to Negotiate Interaction in an Urban Hawai‘i Classroom. Multilingua, 34(2) 159–186. DOI: 10.1515/multi-2014-1008 Phyak, P. & Bui, T. N. T. (2014). Youth engaging language policy …

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SLS Alumni Daniel Jackson and Rue Burch Featured as Co-Authors in TESOL QUARTERLY

Congratulations to SLS Alumni Daniel Jackson and Rue Burch, who are featured as co-authors for the recently published TESOL QUARTERLY Special Issue, Complementary Perspectives on Task-Based Classroom Realities.  The special issue also features other SLS alumni as authors. Congratulations to All for a significant accomplishment! http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.eres.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/doi/10.1002/tesq.2017.51.issue-3/issuetoc Daniel O. Jackson is Associate Professor in the Department …

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Thursday “Brown Bag” Lecture Series

Location: St. John, Room 011 [unless otherwise noted] Time: Noon–1:15 p.m. October 19 ELI & HELP Teachers’ Action Research Presenters: Betsy Gilliland, Assistant Professor, SLS; Carrie Bach, Kelly Bolen, Anna Mendoza, & Lin Zhou, SLS Graduate Students; UH-Mānoa In Spring 2017, ELI writing teachers (and one HELP reading teacher) designed action research studies to investigate …

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Inviting Applications to the MA Program in Second Language Studies – Achievement Scholarships Available

The 36-credit MA in SLS offers the option of specializing in one or more areas: Critical Second Language Studies; Language Assessment, Measurement, and Program Evaluation; Language EducationLanguage and Social Interaction; and Second Language Acquisition.

Non-Resident Tuition Exemption (attendance at resident tuition rate) and Achievement Scholarships available for top applicants.

Fall 2017 admissions applications will be accepted through March 1, 2017.

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Reduced Tuition Rates Available for Residents of WICHE Member States

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), administered by the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE). Accepted MA and PhD students in SLS who are legal residents of WICHE member states may enroll in the program at reduced tuition rates, if eligibility requirements are met.

Details about the WICHE Program can be found on this page: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/content/wiche-program

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Free One-day Workshop on East Asian Psycholinguistics: October 15, 2017

East Asian Psycholinguistics: Recent Developments Sunday, October 15, 2017 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Center for Korean Studies 1881 East-West Road Honolulu, HI 96822 East Asian Psycholinguistics: Recent Developments is a free satellite workshop held in conjunction with The 25th Japanese Korean Linguistics Conference. This workshop intends to gather people working on various topics of …

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ARCHIVE Fall 2017 Brown Bags

August 24 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 specializations, core courses, seminar courses, and electives. Students will better understand what it takes …

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Third Chuo-UHM-UTokyo Student Conference on Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, and Second Language Acquisition

Friday, September 15, 2017 Held at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Center for Korean Studies Pavillion 1881 East-West Road Schedule: 13:30-14:30 Plenary Lecture Professor Yuki Hirose, The University of Tokyo “Predictive processing of novel compounds in adults and children” 14:40-15:30 Poster session A 15:40-16:30 Poster session B 16:40-17:30 Poster session C 17:40-18:30 Reception Networking, with …

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SLS Fall Orientation – August 17, 2017, 2:00–4:00 p.m.

SLS FALL ORIENTATION Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Location: Center for Korean Studies Auditorium

ARCHIVE Spring 2017 Brown Bags

January 26 Effect of Tracking Authentic Video Clips on the Enhancing of Comprehensibility and Intelligibility of L2 Speech: A Mixed-Methods-Approach Presenter: Dianning Qu, Central South University, China Though achieving successful communication and near nativelike standards tend to be the ideal goals of L2 language learners (van Maastricht et al., 2016), a foreign accent is such …

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