Congratulations to our MA graduates who will be starting PhD programs in the fallAdam Bramlett, Youngmeen Kim, Inyoung Na, and Denis Melik Tangiyev

Adam Bramlett (Spring 2021 MA graduate) will be joining the Department of Linguistics at Kansas University as a first-year PhD student in the fall. He will be working in the Psycholinguistics and Phonetics Lab and has received a 5 year…

Victoria Lee selected for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program

Congratulations to Victoria Lee who has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to South Korea for the 2021-22 academic year! We congratulate her on this outstanding accomplishment and in joining previous departmental recipients. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program…

Dr. Gavin Lamb’s new position at MultiLing at the University of Oslo, Norway

One of our PhD alumni Dr. Gavin Lamb will be working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Multilingualism in Society Across the Lifespan (MultiLing) at the University of Oslo, Norway.  (https://www.hf.uio.no/multiling/english). Gavin’s research is in the areas of…

Dr. Betsy Gilliland receives Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching

This year, Dr. Betsy Gilliland was awarded the Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching, which recognizes UH Mānoa faculty members who have made significant contributions to teaching and student learning. Congratulations, Dr. Gilliland! For a full list of 2021 awardees, please…

PhD in SLS Dissertation Defense on Friday, May 14 at 1:00 pm HSTHyeyoung Jung

Hyeyoung Jung will be defending her dissertation on Friday, May 14 at 1:00 am HST over Zoom. Zoom meeting link: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/93018960060 Passcode: sls Title: Towards Critical Literacy in Korean High School EFL Classrooms: Narrative Inquiry of Teacher Emotions and Critical…

Joseph Ritch selected for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program

Congratulations to Joseph Ritch who has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Tajikistan for the 2021-22 academic year! We congratulate him on this outstanding accomplishment and in joining previous departmental recipients. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is…
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New publication in Second Language ResearchBy Dr. Holger Hopp and SLS Faculty Dr. Theres Grüter

Dr. Holger Hopp and Dr. Theres Grüter’s publication in Second Language Research is available now. The article is titled “The time-course of competition from the L1 grammar in L2 sentence processing: Evidence from cross-linguistic structural priming.” Check it out here!

PhD in SLS Dissertation Defense on Monday, May 10 at 10:00 am HSTParvaneh Rezaee

Parvaneh Rezaee will be defending her dissertation on Monday, May 10 at 10:00 am HST over Zoom. Zoom meeting link: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/97578052588 Passcode: sls Title: The Persian particle dige in professional-client interaction Abstract: An extensive body of pragmatic and linguistic research deals…

New chapter in the Linguistic Discrimination in US Higher Education: Power, Prejudice, Impacts, and Remediesby SLS Faculty Dr. Christina Higgins

Dr. Christina Higgins’ chapter in the Routledge Linguistic Discrimination in US Higher Education: Power, Prejudice, Impacts, and Remedies is now available. The chapter is titled “Promoting Pidgin at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.” Check it out here! See podcasts…

Mery Diez Ortega receives AAAL Graduate Student Award and CALICO Robert A. Fischer Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Congratulations to our PhD student, Mery Diez Ortega, for receiving the AAAL 2021 Graduate Student Award and the CALICO 2021 Robert A. Fischer Outstanding Graduate Student Award this year!