Announcements (2012)

Posted 4/20/12:

Conference Countdown!

The 16th annual College of Languages, Literature and Linguistics graduate student conference is just around the corner!

We’re so pleased to offer a full line-up of 32 excellent student presentations and 2 exciting keynote speakers for our theme this year of Language and Community. We’d also like to thank all the fantastic volunteers who have helped put this all together!

The conference will get started on Saturday at 9:00am at Spalding Hall, but come early to get registered, enjoy some coffee (courtesy of our local Starbucks) and catch up with your friends and colleagues. The full schedule can be found here.

Hope to see you there!


Posted 4/16/12:

Conference: April 21, 2012

We are less than a week away from our 16th annual graduate student conference!

We encourage everyone to register for the conference ahead of time so that we can prepare enough refreshments and programs, but on-site registration will also be available on the day of the event. The conference will include many exciting and interesting student presentations throughout the day, so we have scheduled a 40 minute lunch break in the middle of the conference. We encourage attendees to bring a lunch and join us for a quick picnic outside Spalding Hall!  Please e-mail your confirmation of attendance to our conference e-mail address Hope to see everyone this Saturday!


Posted 4/9/12:

We are very pleased to announce the student presenters who will be participating in this year’s LLL Conference! Thanks to everyone for your excellent submissions and we look forward to seeing you on April 21st!

Ākeamakamae Kiyuna, Linguistics
Cheng-Chuen Kuo, Linguistics
Christopher Smith, EALL
Crystal Valliant, EALL
Daisuke Kimura, SLS
Dzulfikri, SLS
Emerson Odango, Linguistics
Eve Millett, LLEA
Gavin Lamb, SLS
Hammal Albulushi, SLS
Hyeyeon Kim, Linguistics
James Scanlon-Canegata, EALL
Jenna Pak, SLS
Jennifer Holdway, SLS
Jessica Seid, Linguistics
Jing Paul, EALL
Jonathan Trace, SLS
Jonny Kim, Linguistics
Julius Soria, IPL
Lori Ward, Linguistics
Matthew Nelson, SLS
Matthew Barbee, Jennifer Holdway, Juan Escalona, SLS
Megumi Tsuchida, EALL
Megumi Jinushi, SLS
MIchael Rollins, SLS
Mick Churchman, EALL
Noriko Noma, EALL
Sean Forte, EALL
Stephen Moody, EALL
Susanne DeVore, EALL
Victoria Chen, Linguistics
Yunchuan Chen, EALL 

Congratulations all, and keep an eye out for upcoming info on our TWO exciting keynote speakers!

Posted 2/16/12:

Call for Volunteers!

We will be hosting several orientation sessions for volunteers, which we request those interested in volunteering to attend. Here are the offered sessions:

Friday (2/17): 9:00am and 4:30pm
Tuesday (2/21): 9:00am

If you are interested in attending, you only need to attend once. All sessions will take place at Paradise Palms, on Hamilton side. We encourage you to email us to let us know you are attending the session, so that we know to expect you.

Even if you are unsure of whether or not you would like to volunteer, please come to a session anyway! We can answer your questions and help you figure out whether or not volunteering is a good fit for you.

If you cannot make any of these sessions, please email us, and we will arrange a time to meet with you and go over any information you might need or want.

We encourage students from all departments to volunteer, as we would like the input and involvement from the entirety of the College of LLL. The direction and formulation of the conference, especially the programs presented, will run the risk of not adequately representing the work of all graduate students from all departments, should we lack liaisons from any one department. As we would like to present this conference as the creation of the College of LLL as a whole, we highly encourage everyone to volunteer!

You can read more information on volunteer positions and duties here.

Note: Volunteers who work on the day of the conference will be placed in shifts that allow you to attend the conference as well. You can sign up for as much or as little time as you have available.

Posted 2/9/12:

Call for Papers

The 16th Annual Graduate Student Conference
of the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature

“Language and Community”

April 21st, 2012

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

Abstract Submission Deadline:
March 9, 2012


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 16th 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.

Submission Format:
If you are interested in presenting a paper at the conference, please complete the online submission form. Part of the submission form is the required 250 word abstract. The conference committee will use the abstracts in the presentation selection process.

Upon review by conference committee members, you will receive notification of acceptance by e-mail no later than April 7th.

Presentation Format:
Presentations will be 20 minutes long.
 An additional 10-minute period will be allocated for questions and feedback.