LING 150C: Language in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific (Lecture)


This course is an introduction to the languages of Hawai’i and the broader Pacific region. The topics covered include the Polynesian migration route, principles of historical language change, the organization of linguistic systems of sound and grammar, the social use of language, language and education, language contact and shift, pidgins and creoles, language endangerment and documentation, and language maintenance and revitalization.

Semesters taught: Spring 2022