SLS Newsletters

The Second Language Studies Student Association (SLSSA) puts together an outstanding newsletter for the department – see the latest issues below. Click on the links to read the latest news from SLSSA! SLS Newsletter #5: Spring 2019 SLSSA Newsletter #4:…

Special Session of the SLS Brown Bag Lecture SeriesTeaching ESL in the Peace Corps

Special Session of the SLS Brown Bag Lecture Series: Teaching ESL in the Peace Corps Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:00 to 4:00 pm To register, please visit http://go.hawaii.edu/3QJ Presenters: Stephanie Sang (Peace Corps Representative, UH Mānoa) Dr. Betsy Gilliland (Associate…

PhD in SLS Dissertation Defense on Wednesday, November 18 at 11:00 am HSTGeorge Smith

George Smith will be defending his dissertation on Wednesday, November 18 at 11:00 am HST over Zoom. Zoom meeting link: http://go.hawaii.edu/TM3 (no registration required). Title: An investigation of vocabulary size, individual differences, and metacognition in L2 listening comprehension Abstract: Research…

New chapter in the Cambridge Handbook of Discourse Studiesby PhD alumnus Dr. Gavin Lamb and faculty member Dr. Christina Higgins

PhD alumnus Dr. Gavin Lamb and Dr. Christina Higgins’ chapter in the Cambridge Handbook of Discourse Studies is available now. The chapter is entitled “Posthumanism and Its Implication for Discourse Studies.” Check it out here!

New publication in Studies in Second Language Acquisition (SSLA)by PhD alumnus Dr. Hyunwoo Kim and faculty member Dr. Theres Grüter

PhD alumnus Dr. Hyunwoo Kim and Dr. Theres Grüter’s publication in Studies in Second Language Acquisition (SSLA) is available now. The article is entitled “Predictive Processing of Implicit Causality in a Second Language: A Visual-World Eye-Tracking Study.” Check it out here!

Keynote presentation by Dr. Dongping Zhengfor the VietTESOL International Convention 2020

Dr. Dongping Zheng will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming VietTESOL International Convention 2020 (October 15-16, 2020). The title of her keynote talk is “Creating Translanguaging Spaces for Skilled Linguistic Action.”

Congratulations to TIRF doctoral dissertation grant awardee, Kendi Ho!

Her dissertation project title is “Health Communication in Home Care for Elders in Hawai‘i”, and her research interests include language assessment for program development and evaluation, workforce English for adult immigrants, and health communications in elder care. Kendi Ho (PhD…
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New publication in Second Language Researchby PhD candidate Wenyi Ling and Dr. Theres Grüter

PhD candidate Wenyi Ling and Dr. Theres Grüter’s Online First publication in Second Language Research is available now. The article is entitled “From sounds to words: The relation between phonological and lexical processing of tone in L2 Mandarin”. Check it…