2018 Conference Presentations by SLS Graduate Students and Faculty

Hawai’i TESOL Spring 2018 Conference, Hawai’i Tokai International College, Kapolei, HI; February 17, 2018 Carrie Bach, George Smith, Hoa Le, Huy Phung, & Nicole Ziegler What are good tasks? Designing TBLT materials for the classroom Graham Crookes Multilingual multicultural initiative Richard Day (plenary) Priscilla Faucette Our Evolving Jobs: English Language Program Administrators’ Round Table Discussion …

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MA Student R. L. Hughes Awarded FLAS Fellowship to Study Indonesian

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Congratulations to MA student R. L. Hughes, who was recently granted a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to study Indonesian in Yogyakarta, Central Java this past summer (2018). Hughes attended language classes full-time in her pursuit to attain superior-level proficiency. The FLAS fellowship has given Hughes the opportunity to not only develop her …

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

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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 Linguistics publishes research into language that is relevant to real-world problems. Higgins’ appointment marks the …

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

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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 research grant can be found on the National Science Foundation website. ABSTRACT Mandarin Chinese is …

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MA Student Uy-Di Nancy Le Selected for Fulbright Award

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Congratulations to MA student Uy-Di Nancy Le who was recently granted the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award. Nancy will travel to Germany to assist in teaching American studies and English language to German students. As a Fulbright recipient, Nancy will be joining the “flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.” Find out …

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Thursday “Brown Bag” Lecture Series

Location: Holmes Hall Rm 247 [unless otherwise noted] Time: Noon–1:15 p.m. *Please note new meeting location: Holmes Hall, Rm 247 September 27 Fostering Critical Thinking Discussion for Student’s Choice and Voice in Class Presenter: Linda Wong and Moeko Norota, MA Students, Second Language Studies, UH-Mānoa The presentation discusses creating, developing, analyzing, teaching, and evaluating an EFL …

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Recent Graduate Student Publications

2018 Choe, A. T. (2018). ‘Can anyone help her?’: Managing student embarrassment in the adult ESL classroom. Hacettepe University Journal of Education, 33 (Special Issue), 16-35. DOI: 10.16986/HUJE.2018038794 Kim, H. & Grüter, T. (in press). Crosslinguistic activation of implicit causality biases in Korean learners of English. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. Lin, Y.-H. (2018). Identity politics and popular culture …

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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 from 1994 to 2000. In 1999, he was appointed Interim Dean of the College of …

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

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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 knowledge with an enjoyable, engaging classroom presence. He inspires students to envision the art and …

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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, teaching, and service awards. Dr. Gilliland’s research focuses on adolescent second language (L2) literacy, particularly …

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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 3:40 p.m. Poster Session B 4:40 p.m. Poster Session C Presented by Chuo, UTokyo, and …

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