[VIDEO] Students explore endangered languages

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 Van Way, one of three researchers highlighted in UH Foundation’s new video.

The UH Bilinski Fellowship in Linguistics supports the top doctoral students who have exhibited the potential to contribute substantially to the advancement of our understanding of human language. The fellowship supports students working in the area of language documentation and conservation, the area of experimental linguistics, and those whose research crosses these two areas.  Learn more about the program here.