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National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC)

http://www.nflrc.hawaii.edu/

Under a grant from the U. S. Department of Education that began in 1990, the National Foreign Language Resource Center at UH is the oldest of 15 Language Resource Centers established to improve and enrich foreign language education nationwide. The Center engages in research and materials development projects and conducts summer institutes for language professionals. The Center’s publications division distributes teaching materials, as well as a series of technical and research reports.

The NFLRC usually employs one PhD in SLS student as the managing editor for Language Learning & Technology, an online refereed journal sponsored collaboratively by the NFLRC and the Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State University.

Charlene Sato Center for Pidgin, Creole and Dialect Studies (Sato Center)

http://www.hawaii.edu/satocenter/

The Sato Center was established in January 2002. Its aim is to conduct research on pidgin and creole languages as well as stigmatized dialects, with a focus on research that can benefit speakers of such varieties. Co-directed by Dr. Christina Higgins of SLS and Dr. Katie Drager of Linguistics, and with Outreach Cooperator Dr. Kent Sakoda, the Sato Center welcomes local students, faculty, community members, and visiting researchers to use the resources available at the Center, located at TP 101 (temporary portables) behind the Center for Korean Studies.