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Professor Robert A. Blust appointed Linguistics Society of America fellow

Austronesian languages map. Credit: Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Web. 05 Feb. 2016

Professor Robert A. Blust of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Linguistics has been appointed a fellow of the Linguistic Society of America in recognition of his tremendous contributions to the field of linguistics. Inducted on January 8 at the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Blust joins nine other Class of 2016 Linguistic Society of America ...

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English Professor receives Fulbright award to Naples


The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board awarded University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa English Professor Cristina Bacchilega with a Fulbright teaching-research award to Naples, Italy, beginning in February. Bacchilega will teach a course, titled The Fantastic in Contemporary American Literature, at the Università di Napoli Orientale and conduct research on a recent fairy-tale film, The Tale of Tales. Most of her time will ...

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UH Manoa receives 2015 Confucius Institute of the Year award

UH Mānoa Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman accepts the award for Confucius Institute of the Year: 2015 from the People’s Republic of China Vice Premier Liu Yandong.

The Confucius Institute at UH Mānoa’s Center for Chinese Studies has been named a 2015 Confucius Institute of the Year by the People’s Republic of China. Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman received the award last week in Shanghai from Mme. Liu Yandong, vice premier of the People’s Republic of China. The award signifies outstanding achievement in promoting Chinese language and area studies, ...

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Grant establishes College of Language, Linguistics and Literature technology innovation center

Dean of the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, Jeffrey Carroll

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has been awarded a $625,000 grant to establish the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center (LFTIC) within the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature. The funding marks the beginning of an unprecedented effort to improve technology integration in The Language Flagship Program. “This award recognizes the global stature of UH Mānoa and provides more evidence ...

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International conference focuses on language documentation, conservation

Language conference

The UH Mānoa College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature’s renowned Department of Linguistics and National Foreign Language Resource Center recently hosted the 4th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation. The event attracted over 450 participants from around the world who are engaged in documenting, preserving and revitalizing endangered languages. Titled “Enriching Theory, Practice, and Application,” the four-day gathering highlighted the ...

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[VIDEO] Students explore endangered languages

Endangered Languages Video

UH Mānoa is a leader among linguistics departments in the world because of its focus on endangered languages documentation. The UH Foundation has produced a new video to highlight student research into endangered languages made possible with the support of  the Bilinski Educational Foundation. “When a language is lost, it is like losing an identity for the speakers,” says graduate student John ...

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Remembering and Re-telling: Local Story

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New book by UH Mānoa professor examines the Massie-Kahahawai case When UH Mānoa assistant professor of history John P. Rosa was growing up on O‘ahu, almost no one talked about the Massie-Kahahawai case.  In 1931 and 1932, the rape trial involving Thalia Massie, a Naval officer’s wife, and the subsequent killing of Joseph Kahahawai, a Native Hawaiian accused as one ...

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David Rockwood selected as Fulbright specialist

David Rockwood

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture Associate Professor David Rockwood has been selected for a Fulbright Specialist’s project in Vietnam at Danang University of Technology during the summer of 2014. His research will focus on the examination of existing Vietnamese housing stock, and evolution of new techniques for constructing affordable and sustainable housing in the country. “I am most honored to have ...

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Endangered language researchers awarded national grants

Girls with mats in traditional dance

Two University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa projects to preserve endangered languages were awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. These two projects were the only awards in the current round of National Endowment for the Humanities funding to be granted in the state of Hawaiʻi. See the National Endowment for the Humanities news release for more information. Making Pacific Languages Discoverable ...

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