MA Student Uy-Di Nancy Le Selected for Fulbright Award

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Congratulations to MA student Uy-Di Nancy Le who was recently granted the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award. Nancy will travel to Germany to assist in teaching American studies and English language to German students. As a Fulbright recipient, Nancy will be joining the “flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.” Find out …

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Recent Graduate Student Publications

2018 Choe, A. T. (2018). ‘Can anyone help her?’: Managing student embarrassment in the adult ESL classroom. Hacettepe University Journal of Education, 33 (Special Issue), 16-35. DOI: 10.16986/HUJE.2018038794 Kim, H. & Grüter, T. (in press). Crosslinguistic activation of implicit causality biases in Korean learners of English. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. Lin, Y.-H. (2018). Identity politics and popular culture …

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October 25: Hawaiian-Pidgin Summit

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The Charlene Junko Sato Center for Pidgin, Creole, and Dialect Studies presents: Try come! Welina me ke aloha! Register at:    Many teachers and students of Ōlelo Hawaiʻi make regular use of Pidgin in the classroom. In addition, residents of the state often comment on the similarities between Pidgin and Hawaiian grammar. Scholars of Ōlelo …

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Remembering Professor Emeritus in Linguistics Dr. Roderick “Ricky” Jacobs

Professor Emeritus in Linguistics, Dr. Roderick “Ricky” Jacobs, passed away in his home in Decatur, Georgia, on June 22, 2018. He was 84. Dr. Jacobs served as Professor of Linguistics and ESL from 1973, and chaired the Department of ESL from 1994 to 2000. In 1999, he was appointed Interim Dean of the College of …

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Professor Dr. Richard Day Awarded Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching

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Congratulations to Dr. Richard Day, who has been awarded the 2018 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching. This prestigious award recognizes Mānoa faculty members who have made significant contributions to teaching and student learning. Dr. Day combines cutting-edge knowledge with an enjoyable, engaging classroom presence. He inspires students to envision the art and …

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Associate Professor Dr. Betsy Gilliland Awarded Excellence in Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Betsy Gilliland who was awarded the 2018 Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature (LLL). She is among a select group of recipients within the College of LLL to receive research, teaching, and service awards. Dr. Gilliland’s research focuses on adolescent second language (L2) literacy, particularly …

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SLS Volunteer Tutors Assist Waiʻalae Elementary School

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For the 6th year running, BA and MA students from the SLS department are volunteering to assist English Language specialists at Waiʻalae Elementary School in supporting K–5 English language learners.      

9/14: Fourth Chuo-UHM-UTokyo Student Conference on Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, and Second Language Acquisition

Friday, September 14, 2018 Held at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Center for Korean Studies Schedule 1:30 p.m. Plenary Interpretations of Japanese reflexive pronouns by native and non-native speakers Professor Makiko Hirakawa, Chuo University 2:40 p.m. Poster Session A 3:40 p.m. Poster Session B 4:40 p.m. Poster Session C Presented by Chuo, UTokyo, and …

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PhD Student Junichi Yagi Wins 2018 AAAL Graduate Student Award

Congratulations to PhD student Junichi Yagi, who was one of six awardees nationwide for the 2018 American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Graduate Student Award. The Graduate Student Award is a merit-based, competitive award that supports attendance of AAAL graduate student members at the annual conference. The award will be formally presented at the 2018 AAAL …

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PhD Student Wenyi Ling Wins 2018 LLL Doctoral Dissertation Research Award

Congratulations to PhD student Wenyi Ling, who was selected to receive a 2018 LLL Award for Excellence in Doctoral Dissertation Research. Wenyi will be a featured speaker at the 22nd Annual Graduate Student Conference, College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature, UHM. Wenyi is writing her dissertation about perceiving, processing, and learning Mandarin language tone by …

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