17th LLL Conference (2013)

The 17th Annual Graduate Student Conference
of the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature

“Engaged Research: Language and Society; Linguistics and Communication”

April 20th, 2013

Hosted By:
The College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature,
University of Hawai’i

Language shapes human understanding of the world, physical environments, and interactions situated and embedded in various geographical and linguistic boundaries. With the college’s diverse yet unifying interests, the 17th Graduate Student Conference of the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature (LLL) will focus on different aspects of language studies that help us appreciate how languages and literature tell us about our rich histories, document and perpetuate knowledge in the world, and inform our future. Focusing on language’s integral role in community-building both at the micro- and macro- levels, this year’s conference will highlight research and projects from graduate students in the College of LLL that explore current issues, methods, technologies, and ideologies of language and community.

The conference seeks papers from graduate students that highlight how language shapes who we are, how we interact with the world, and how language engages with community. The conference also seeks to welcome new lines of research utilizing cutting-edge technology or methodology to answer longstanding questions in language studies. Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to any of the following:

  • Language documentation and conservation
  • Technology use (e.g. computer-assisted language learning)
  • Literature, literary studies, new media literacy
  • Language pedagogy
  • Language ideologies, policy, and planning
  • Less commonly taught languages (e.g. Maori, Hindi, Ilokano, etc.)
  • Creative writing
  • Bilingual, immersion, and heritage language education
  • First and additional language (i.e. second and third) acquisition and their use in children, adolescents, adults, and bilinguals, etc.
  • Theories in language studies and analyses

The LLL Graduate Student Conference invites you to present your work in a supportive educational environment. You will receive peer feedback on your presentation,
and you can submit your paper for publication in the Conference Proceedings!
 The conference will be held at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa on Saturday, April 21, 2012. 

Individual and joint papers are welcome.
 Participants are limited to involvement in no more than two sessions.

Keynote Speech:
Kathryn Davis (SLS)
Engaged Language Research and Practice 

Conference Program

2013 LLL Conference Proceedings


LLL Conference Organizing Committee
Gordon West
(Second Language Studies, MA)

Keeley Cestare
(Language and Literature of Europe and America, MA)

Dongmin Kim
(Second Language Studies, MA)

Megumi Jinushi
(Second Language Studies, MA)

Faculty Advisor
Marta Gonzalez-Lioret (Language and Literature of Europe and America)

College Liaison
Jim Yoshioka (National Foreign Language Resource Center)