Linguistics Department Events


Special Events

  • 21st Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 21)  The Linguistics Department is organizing the 21st Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Forman Linguistics Association (AFLA 21) to be held May 23 - 25, 2014 at the Center for Korean Studies on the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus.
  • 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC) The Linguistics Department is organizing the 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation to be held at the Hawai'i Imin International Conference Center on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus from February 28 - March 3, 2013.  By popular demand, the 3rd ICLDC will be a full day longer than the previous two conferences with the theme of the conference being "Sharing Worlds of Knowledge".  The conference program will feature an integrated series of Master Class workshops.  An optional Hilo Field Study (on the Big Island of Hawai'i) to visit Hawaiian language revitalization programs in action will immediately follow the conference (March 4-5).
  • 2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC) The Linguistics Department is organizing the 2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation to be held at the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus from February 11-13, 2011.  The theme of the 2nd ICLDC is "Strategies for Moving Forward".  Two days of optional technical tranining workshops will precede the conference (Feb. 9-10).  An optional Hilo Field Study (on the Big Island of Hawai'i) to visit Hawaiian language revitalization programs in action will immediately follow the conference (Feb. 14-15) - see ICLDC Conference Highlights for more information. 

 

  • Austronesianists will be interested to know that the Eleventh International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (11-ICAL) will be held from June 22-26, 2009, in Aussois, France, a small village in the French Alps. Dr. Bob Blust will be one of three keynote speakers, along with Nikolaus Himmelmann and Aone van Engelenhoven. Check out the above link to find out more.

Regular Events

  • The Department holds a weekly Tuesday Seminar, where local or visiting scholars present research talks. The Colloquium is held in St. John 11 from Noon to 1:15.

  • The Austronesian Circle sponsors talks on topics relating to Austronesian linguistics on Thursday evenings throughout the school year. There are usually from four to eight talks a semester, depending on the availability of speakers. The Austronesian Circle has been meeting for more than thirty years. Professor Albert Schutz, schutz@hawaii.edu is the organizer of the Austronesian Circle. Anyone interested in speaking should contact Dr. Schutz.

  • The Language Acquisition and Development reading group is an informal reading group focusing on the acquisition of human language.

  • The Cognitive Linguistics Research Group is an informal research group focusing on language as a cognition function and the relation between language and other cognitive functions. Meetings are more or less every other week during the semester. For information, contact the organizer, Sachie Maruyama at sachiem@hawaii.edu or So Young Kim at kims@hawaii.edu.

Occasional Events

Conferences

Department Updates

NEW The Graduate Chair holds office hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. To sign up for appointment times, log in to either a gmail account or your UH email account and then click here.

The Bilinski Educational Foundation board of members recently visited the campus to meet the fellows who have been supported by their generous gifts. Here is a video of some of the students talking about the impact of the Bilinski Fellowships.

Roshan Institute Fellowship is now available. Click for more information.

Professors Andrea Berez and Victoria Anderson receive NSF grant for the 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation.

Amy Schafer awarded large NSF grant

Research team discovers existence of Hawai'i Sign Language, the last of America's undiscovered languages

Click here to view University of Hawaii at Manoa press release about Hawai'i sign language discovery.

Click here to view Hawai'i sign language demonstration.

Google Partners with UH Mānoa Linguistics on Endangered Languages Project

Bilinski Fellowships in Linguistics - Pre-dissertation fellowship added to the dissertation fellowships. Click here for information. Click here to view the 2011 Bilinski Dissertation Fellowship video.

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Wait List for Ling 102 Unit Mastery. Write to linguist@hawaii.edu

General Ed in Linguistics -
  • Click here for a list of linguistics courses that fulfill General Education requirements.

Unit Mastery LING 150B and LING 102 as well as classroom formats.
Want to know more?
Check out this short video.

Fall 2014 course schedule and descriptions.(PDF)

List of potential committee members


Language Documentation Training Center

Language Documentation & Conservation