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February 27: Dissertation Defense – Junko Imai

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Junko Imai L2 Learning to Write Through Writing Conferences: A Mixed Methods Research Study Chair: James Dean Brown Wednesday February 27 10:00 am – noon Moore Hall 258 Abstract A writing conference (WC) is a one-on-one consulting session concerning a student’s written academic work that takes place in a …

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ARCHIVE Spring 2019 Brown Bags

January 10 Research in Progress: Health communication in home care for elders in Hawai‘i Presenter: Kendi Ho, PhD Student, Second Language Studies, UH-Mānoa The silver tsunami is reaching Hawai‘i’s shores with the aged population in Hawai‘i expected to reach 28.5% by 2040 (Hawai‘i State Department of Business and Economic Development and Tourism, 2014). Within a …

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November 30: Dissertation Defense – Patharaorn Patharakorn

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Patharaorn Patharakorn Assessing interactional competence in a multiparty roleplay task: A mixed-methods study Chair: James Dean Brown Friday, November 30, 12:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. Sakamaki Hall, B104   Abstract In an effort to develop an assessment instrument in measuring interactional competence (IC) with a method that is congruent …

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November 19: Dissertation Defense – Priscila Leal

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Priscila Leal Becoming and being a critical English language teacher: A mixed methods study of critical consciousness Chair: Graham V. Crookes Monday, November 19, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Moore Hall, Room 258   Abstract Using a mixed research design, this study investigated (a) how critical language teachers, or language …

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SLS Alumna Peggy Kang Selected as English Language Fellow

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Congratulations to SLS Alumna Peggy Kang, who recently completed an English Language Fellowship in Cameroon with the U.S. Department of State, from 2016-2018.  Peggy’s primary job during her fellowship was to provide English language instruction to university students in medicine, engineering, and computer science at Université des Montagnes.  In addition, she collaborated with the U.S. Embassy …

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November 9: Dissertation Defense – Hyunwoo Kim

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Hyunwoo Kim Cross-linguistic activation in Korean L2 learners’ processing of remention bias in English Chair: Theres Grüter Friday November 9, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Moore Hall, Room 258   Abstract Effects of cross-linguistic activation in L2 learners have been demonstrated abundantly at the word level (e.g., Dijkstra, 2005; …

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MA Student R. L. Hughes Awarded FLAS Fellowship to Study Indonesian

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Congratulations to MA student R. L. Hughes, who was recently granted a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to study Indonesian in Yogyakarta, Central Java this past summer (2018). Hughes attended language classes full-time in her pursuit to attain superior-level proficiency. The FLAS fellowship has given Hughes the opportunity to not only develop her …

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Professor & Graduate Chair Dr. Higgins Named Co-Editor of Applied Linguistics

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Congratulations to Dr. Christina Higgins, who was appointed to serve as co-editor of Applied Linguistics, a prestigious peer-reviewed academic journal published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Higgins joins co-editor Dr. Anna Mauranen (University of Helsinki), for a five-year term. Applied Linguistics publishes research into language that is relevant to real-world problems. Higgins’ appointment marks the …

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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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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: https://hawaiian-pidgin-summit.eventbrite.com    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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