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

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…

PhD Student Wenyi Ling Awarded NSF Grant to Study Learners’ Processing and Use of Tones in Mandarin Chinese

Congratulations to PhD student Wenyi Ling, who has received a prestigious Doctoral Dissertation Research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her project “The Perception, Processing and Learning of Mandarin Tone by Second Language Speakers”! Additional details about Wenyi’s…

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…

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

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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,…