Keynote Speakers (2012)

Dr. Marta González-Lloret
9:15 – 10:00
Forming communities on-line: Language, culture, and identity

Marta González-Lloret (PhD, UH Manoa) is a faculty member at the Spanish Division of the Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is originally from Valladolid, Spain.

Marta created one of the first online courses in the college (almost 10 years ago, in 2003), and she teaches the only teacher training course in the college. has taught briefly in Spain at the University of Seville and in Vietnam at the University of Education Ho Chi Min.

Her main areas of interest are the intersections of technology and TBLT (Task-based Language Teaching) and technology and L2 pragmatics, conversation analysis for L2 interaction, teacher training, and assessment.

She teaches courses on Spanish language, linguistics, second language acquisition, teacher training, and CALL. Several of them are fully online or hybrids. She enjoys working with technology and is the Webmaster for the Department of LLEA.
Dr. Lyle Campbell
1:15 – 2:00
Why a Catalogue of Endangered Languages?

Lyle Campbell (PhD UCLA), is professor of Linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa; he has held positions at the U of Missouri, SUNY Albany, LSU, U of Canterbury (New Zealand), and as professor of Linguistics and director of CAIL [Center for American Indian Languages] at U of Utah.

He is on 18 editorial boards, and has published 20 books and c.200 articles. He won the Linguistic Society of America’s prestigious “Leonard Bloomfield Book Award” twice, for Historical Syntax in Cross-linguistics Perspective (Alice Harris & L. Campbell, 1995 Cambridge U Press), and American Indian Languages: The Historical Linguistics of Native America (1997, Oxford U Press).

His current projects include Catalogue of Endangered Languages and documentation of several Latin American Indian languages. His specializations are: documentation of endangered languages, language revitalization, historical linguistics, American Indian languages, typology, and Uralic.

He is a native of Oregon; his non-academic interests include hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, SCUBA, and mountain biking