University of Hawai‘i
at Mānoa

Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language

2540 Maile Way Honolulu, HI 96822 Fax (808) 956-4599

Office

SPALD 252A

Contact

Email

cbaker@hawaii.edu

Phone

808-956-3555

CHRISTOPHER KALIKO BAKER

Instructor

Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language

About

C.M. Kaliko Baker’s teaching focus is on Hawaiian grammar and worldview. His current research interest is a- and o- class selection as grammatical subjects of events, i.e., as subjects of nominalizations and relative clauses. His primary methodology in his research is discourse grammar analysis. Generally speaking, by using corpora he draws generalizations about specific structures and patterns in Hawaiian. He has been a member of the Protect Kaho‘olawe ‘Ohana (PKO) since 1993. His major contribution to the PKO has been leading the makahiki ceremonies since 2003 and as a kōkua with all media endeavors. He is also involved in various Hawaiian projects in the community in which he was raised and currently resides, Ko‘olaupoko, O‘ahu-a-Lua. He is currently an assistant coach of the varsity basketball team at Ke Kula Kaiapuni ʻO Samuel M. Kamakau.