Thursday “Brown Bag” Lecture Series

Location: Ag Science Bldg, Room 204Time:  Noon–1:15 p.m. November 7 Laissez Faire Translanguaging in Two High School English Classes Presenter: Anna Mendoza, PhD Candidate, Second Language Studies, UH-Mānoa This linguistic ethnography aims to investigate what multilingual practices arise in high school English classrooms where teachers freely permit the use of languages other than English but …

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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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Updated Funding Opportunity List now available!

Mahalo to Dr. Crowther for compiling an updated funding opportunity list for current students! To access the list, please click here. For a printable PDF, please click here.

[PhD Graduate Updates] Dr. Gavin Lamb (2019), Post-Doctoral Researcher at University of Jyväskylä in Finland

Congratulations to Gavin Lamb, who is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher in RECLAS (Research Collegium for Language in Changing Society) co-run by the departments of Language and Communication Studies and the Center for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. (https://www.jyu.fi/reclas/en) Gavin’s research is in the areas of nexus analysis, ecolinguistics, and …

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

Friday, January 17, 2020 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Schedule 2:00 p.m. Plenary Lecture 3:20 p.m. Poster SessionsPresented by Chuo, UTokyo, and UHM students 5:30 p.m. Reception We hope many SLSers can come for some or all of the conference.Attendance is FREE! See you there! Poster Abstract Submission Deadline extended to November 8th! Call For …

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Teaching in Thailand: The SLS Graduate Practicum

Written by Betsy Gilliland, PhD (SLS Associate Professor) The teaching practicum is a common feature of language teacher education programs, and the Department of Second Language Studies has been a leader in running practicums and conducting research on them for a long time (see Richards & Crookes, 1988, for an early perspective on the TESOL …

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[Event] Moʻolelo of Mānoa: A Campus Huakaʻi (tour)

To be held every second Friday of the month starting January 2020 9-10:30 am Meeting point: Kamakakūokalani Building, next to the library and Rainbow Shuttle stop (Hawaiian Studies)Alakaʻi (tour guides): Punihei Lipe and Christina Higgins Please join us on this huakaʻi (tour), where we orient ourselves to UHM through a Hawaiian lens. The tour invites faculty, students, staff, and community to learn about many …

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[Event] Dr. Betsy Gilliland: Russian Department Talk Story on Nov 6

Join the Russian Department this week Wednesday, November 6, 3:30p, in Moore 252, to hear Dr. Betsy Gilliland of the SLS Department speak about her own experiences studying Russian abroad and how you can study Russian outside Russia too! This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in studying abroad and furthering their …

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Archive Fall 2019 Brown Bags

August 29 Starting off on the Right Foot: Advising Session for New MA Students Presenter: Christina Higgins, Professor & Graduate Chair, Second Language Studies, UH-Mānoa 1. Navigating your MA progress We will examine the MA advising form together and talk about optional tracks, core courses, seminar courses, and electives. Students will better understand what it …

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