Michael Lawrence Forman

Linguistics Department,
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
1890 East-West Road, Moore Hall 569
Honolulu, HI 96822

Office: 558 Moore Hall
E-mail: forman@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808)956-3239
Office Hours: Daily 9 to 11:30 generally, and/or drop-in


The place of language in social life, and what it means to the community that linguistics is done here; untamed languages ("Taglish", "Pidgin" (=Hawai'i Creole English), Zamboangueño, etc.); the various Englishes of the world (but especially Philippines and Hawai'i); codeswitching and mixing; language and the law; Philippine Studies, Southeast Asian studies; ethnopoetics, field work, ethnographic linguistics, general linguistics.


Selected Publications


BA 1961, Latin & English, John Carroll University
Peace Corps Volunteer, Group I, Philippines 1961-64
Ph.D. general linguistics, Cornell University 1972
hired at UH 1968, here ever since.
fieldwork: Philippines, Kaua'i, Moloka'i, O'ahu

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