Thursday “Brown Bag” Lecture Series

All remaining Thursday talks will be over Zoom from 12:00 to 1:15 pm. https://zoom.us/j/586654822 Meeting ID: 586-654-822 April 30 Title TBA Presenter: VR Project Team April 23 Word Learning in Indonesian: Testing the Relative Success of Two Vocabulary Activities Presenter: RL Hughes April 16 A tool to measure (nonnative) language development Presenters: Haerim Hwang, Ann Choe, …

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SLS 2019 Faculty and Student Conference Presentations

93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (Jan 3rd – 6th; New York, USA) Fred Zenker Testing for adjunct island effects using topic structures in L1 Chinese and L1/L2 English Fulbright Spain Mid-year Conference (Feb 7th; Valencia, Spain) Kristin Rock Writing in the Digital World Hawai’i TESOL Conference 2019 (Feb 16th; Laie, O’ahu) …

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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: Fall 2018 SLSSA Newsletter #3: Spring 2018 SLSSA Newsletter #2: Spring 2017 SLSSA Newsletter #1: …

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Mental Health Resources for students during COVID-19

Counseling services At UH Mānoa – Counseling & Student Development Center (CSDC) – http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/counseling/ (though in‐person hours are now limited). In the community – various providers listed on Mental Health America of Hawaii’s “Finding Help” directory – http://mentalhealthhawaii.org/wp‐content/uploads/Updated‐2018‐Finding‐Help‐Directory.pdf. Community 24/7 services Crisis Text Line – text ALOHA to 741‐741 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1‐800‐273‐TALK …

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Remembering Dr. Bob Gibson and Dr. Chas Mason

Dr. Bob Gibson passed on February 28, 2020. He was a faculty member in our department, served as HELP Director, then went on to be the Dean of the College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS). When CCECS joined with Summer Sessions to become Outreach College, Dr. Gibson returned to our department as a …

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Call for Brown Bag presentations

Aloha SLS Ohana, Please consider sharing your in-progress or completed research with the SLS community! Note that Brown Bag presentations can be used to practice your conference presentations. So, if you are presenting at SLRF, AAAL, or another conference this semester, please consider giving your presentation a trial run in front of a supportive audience! …

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Global Teaching Institute (GTI) at Tokyo International University Information and Recruitment Session

Information and recruitment session scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Moore 551 (SLS Conference Room) For more information about the GTI and its programs, see the following links: GTI Official Website: https://tiugti.com/ GTI Introduction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3T8Rk2ICzo English Plaza video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4cGkpUi96w E-Track Program video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWhJsRkLTIo

SLS PhD students Bethany Schwartz and Fred Zenker awarded Language Learning Dissertation Grant

Bethany Schwartz and Fred Zenker, both PhD students in SLS, have been awarded the Language Learning Dissertation Grant. Bethany will use her $2,000 grant for data collection in Wai‘anae for her dissertation entitled “Patterns and Effects of Style-Shifting in Pidgin (Hawai‘i Creole) Speaking Children”, while Fred will use his $2,000 grant for summer data collection …

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Presentation by visiting Sookmyung Women’s University students

English Code-switching in Korean Society: Reflection of TESL This presentation is about code-switching between Korean and English in Korean society. This will be specified by data collected and analyzed by Sookmyung TESL major students. The main point that emerges is the contradictory perceptions and practices of Koreans toward code-switching. Koreans tend to use English frequently …

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Education First (EF) Honolulu ESL Teacher Recruitment Session

Special Colloquium: Development and Validation of an L2 Korean Pronunciation Diagnostic

Special SLS Colloquium Wednesday, January 15th 12:30pm – 1:20pm BIOMED T211 Development and Validation of an L2 Korean Pronunciation Diagnostic Dr. Daniel R. Isbell PhD, Second Language Studies, Michigan State UniversityAssistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University Abstract: Pronunciation teaching is arguably in the midst of a renaissance (Derwing & Munro, 2015; Lee, Jang, & Plonsky, …

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Fifth Chuo-UHM-UTokyo Student Conference on Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, and Second Language Acquisition: Schedule

Friday, January 17th, 2020Center for Korean StudiesUniversity of Hawai′i at Mānoa Everyone is welcome to attend – no registration required. Refreshments will be provided. Prof. Bonnie D. Schwartz (University of Hawai′i at Mānoa) and Prof. Rex A. Sprouse(Indiana University) 13:30 – 14:40 Plenary Lecture: The Full Transfer/Full Access model and L3 cognitive states by Prof. …

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Kenny Harsch & Priscilla Faucette receive 2019 Pakela Advising Award

Congratulations to Kenny Harsch & Priscilla Faucette on receiving the 2019 Pakela Advising Award, awarded by the Council of Academic Advisors (CAA)! The following is quoted from the CAA website: Pakela Award Priscilla Faucette & Kenton (Kenny) Harsch are the Associate Director and Director, respectively, of the English Language Institute (ELI) and academic advisors for the undergraduate …

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