Introductory Readings in Languages of the Pacific Islands: University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Fall 2016, Linguistics 150

Sato, Hiroko (2016) Introductory Readings in Languages of the Pacific Islands: University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Fall 2016, Linguistics 150. University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Manoa, Hawai'i.

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Abstract

This introductory textbook on language in the Pacific was originally planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM) in 2013–2014. The target audience is undergraduate students with no prior coursework in linguistics and little knowledge of the Pacific Islands. Contributions were solicited from Oceanic language specialists who had either taught at or received degrees from the Department. (No such affiliation was required for the referees.)

The editors of the first edition, UHM graduate students Hiroko Sato and Jacob Terrell, compiled the earliest contributions into a textbook for a newly designed course at UHM, originally Linguistics 100, now Linguistics 150, which they and other UHM graduate students taught. Referee comments from other linguists and student evaluations from Hiroko Sato's classes were used to solicit revisions of the chapters in the first edition, as well as chapters that did not make it into the first edition. Writing that is clear and accessible to undergraduates has been a top priority. Coverage is still not as broad or as even as we would like, but we hope that it will improve in future editions.

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