Linguistics Department Events


Special Events

  • 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC)  The 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, “Enriching Theory, Practice, and Application,” will be held February 26-March 1, 2015, at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. The conference will be hosted by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and supported in part by the US National Science Foundation.  The program for this 3 ½ day conference will feature two keynote talks, an integrated series of Master Classes on the documentation of linguistic structures, and a series of Sponsored Special Sessions on pedagogy in language conservation. 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.
  • 21st Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 21)  The Department of Linguistics at UH hosted the 21st Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 21) from May 23 - 25, 2014 at the Center for Korean Studies on the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus.  Proceedings of selected papers will appear.
  • 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC) The Department of Linguistics organized the 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, "Sharing Worlds of Knowledge", which was held at the Hawai'i Imin International Conference Center at the East-West Center from February 28 - March 3, 2013.  By popular demand, the 3rd ICLDC was a full day longer than the previous two conferences.  The conference program featured 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 immediately followed the conference (March 4-5).
  • 2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC) The Linguistics Department hosted the 2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation at Hawai'i Imin International Conference Center at the East-West Center February 11-13, 2011.  The theme of the 2nd ICLDC was "Strategies for Moving Forward".  Two days of optional technical tranining workshops will precede the conference.  An optional Hilo Field Study on the Big Island of Hawai'i to visit Hawaiian language revitalization programs in action followed the conference (Feb. 14-15). 

 

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 pm.

  • The Austronesian Languages Discussion Group (ALDG) is a student-run special interest group that sponsors periodic talks on topics relating to Austronesian linguistics throughout the school year. There are usually four or five talks a semester, depending on the availability of speakers. The ALDG continues the Austronesian Circle, which met off-campus for more than thirty years. 

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

 

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.

Spring 2015 course schedule.

List of potential committee members


Language Documentation Training Center

Language Documentation & Conservation