Planned for Spring 2022
LING 215 Bad Words (normally offered every Spring semester)
LING 750G Linguistics Research
Planned for Fall 2022
LING 640S Introduction to Sociolinguistics (normally offered every Fall semester)
If there is demand, I will teach a graduate seminar. Please let me know if there's a seminar you'd like to request
(note: My next sabbatical is planned for both semesters in 2023)
Unless otherwise noted, when and how often the classes are offered depends on student demand. Please let me know if you are interested in taking one of these, and please feel free to suggest classes that you would like me to offer instead.
LING 215 Bad Words
LING 347 Pidgin and Creole Languages
LING 410 Articulatory Phonetics
LING 415 / ANTH 413 Language and Gender
LING 416 Language as a Public Concern
LING 640S Introduction to Sociolinguistics (normally offered every Fall semester)
LING 640G Statistics for Linguistics (Prereq: experience working with quantitative data)
LING 640G Professional Issues in Linguistics (intended for students who will be ABD in 1-2 years)
LING 640G Tips for Success in Grad School and Beyond (intended for students in year 1-2 of the Ling MA or PhD program but open to anyone)
LING 750S Sociophonetics (Note: 640S is a prerequisite for this class)
LING 750S Social Factors and Sound Change (Note: 640S is a prerequisite for this class)
LING 750S Variation in Indigenous Minority Languages (Note: 640S is a prerequisite for this class)
LING 750S Sociolinguistic Variation in Small and Endangered Languages (Note: 640S is a prerequisite for this class)
LING 750S Sociolinguistics and Cognition: a graduate seminar on eye-tracking (co-taught with Amy Schafer)
LING 760G Methods in Language Conservation
Articles in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in edited volumes that resulted from work completed in some of these courses include:
DeVore, Susanne. to appear. Humor production in Mandarin and English conversations. To appear in Humor: International Journal of Humor Research.
Drager, Katie, Kate Hardeman Guthrie, Rachel Schutz, and Ivan Chik (2021) Perceptions of Style: A focus on fundamental frequency and perceived social characteristics. To appear in 2021 in Lauren Hall-Lew, Emma Moore, and Robert J. Podesva (Eds.) Social Meaning and Linguistic Variation: Theorizing the Third Wave. Cambridge University Press, 176-202.
Gao, Katie B. (2015) Assessing the Linguistic Vitality of Miqie: An Endangered Ngwi (Loloish) Language of Yunnan, China. Language Documentation & Conservation, 9: 164-191.
Kirtley, M. Joelle, James Grama, Katie Drager, and Sean Simpson. (2016) An acoustic analysis of the vowels of Hawai‘i English. Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 46(1): 79-97. doi:10.1017/S0025100315000456.
Other manuscripts resulting from work completed in some of these courses include:
Drager, Katie, M. Joelle Kirtley, James Grama, Sean Simpson (2013) Language variation and change in Hawai‘i English: KIT, DRESS, and TRAP University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 19: Iss. 2, Article 6: 41-50. (linked version has fixed formatting compared with published version)
Grama, James 2013. The effect of a single formant on dialect identification. Working Papers in Linguistics: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 44(3)1-13.
Grama, James and Bodo Winter. 2010. The duality of a homosexual epithet in sports. Proceedings of 14th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature.
Hardeman, Kate. 2012. Foreigners speaking Chinese? Attitudes about non-native Mandarin speakers. Working Papers in Linguistics: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa 43(3): 1-11.
Strong, Katherine, Kate Lindsey, and Katie Drager (2020) Gender, oration, and variable affrication in Ende. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics: Selected papers from NWAV48 26(2): article 15.
Conference presentations based on work completed in these courses:
Belew, Anna 2015. Two 'pidgins', one attitude?: Comparing attitudes towards Cameroon Pidgin and Hawaii Pidgin English among Cameroonians in Honolulu. 8th World Congress of African Linguistics. Kyoto.
Berbusse, Laura and Mike Clauss 2010. Lomnak Majol. Paper presented at Foundation for Endangered Languages XIV. Reversing Language Shift: How to Re-awaken a Language Tradition. University of Wales: Trinity St. David, Carmarthen.
Breslow, Emma and Caroline Hendy (accepted) Was the barmi a schemozzle?: A comparative study of Australian and American familiarity with Jewish English lexical items. Poster to be presented at NWAV49 in October 2021.
Drager, Katie, Bethany Kaleialohapau‘ole Chun Comstock, and Hina Puamohala Kneubuhl (2016) Ka puana pa‘a ‘ole: glottal stop variation in Hawaiian. Paper presented at the organized session "Documenting Variation in Endangered Languages" at the LSA Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. in January.
Drager, Katie, Rebecca Clifford and Jennifer Hay 2011. The production and perception of a low back vowel merger. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 40, Georgetown.
Drager, Katie, Rachel Schutz, Claire Stabile, and Bethany Kaleialohapau‘ole Chun Comstock. (2016) They say, 'he talk like one haole': variation and change among quotative verbs in Hawai‘i. Presented at the LSA Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. in January.
Drager, Katie, Rachel Schutz, Ivan Chik, Kate Hardeman and Victor Jih 2012. When hearing is believing: Perceptions of speaker style, gender, ethnicity, and pitch. Paper presented at the LSA Annual Meeting. Portland, January 2012.
Drager, Katie, Carly Salter, and Megan Macinkowicz 2010. Perceived style, sexuality, and pitch: An experimental approach. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 39, San Antonio.
Grama, James, M. Joelle Kirtley, Katie Drager, Sean Simpson and Rebecca Clifford. 2012. Language change in Hawai‘i: KIT, DRESS & TRAP in motion. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 41. Bloomington, October 2012.
Hardeman, Kate. 2011. Foreigners speaking Chinese: Native Mandarin speakers' perceptions of Chinese as a second language (CSL) speakers. Paper presented at the 10th East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference on the Asia-Pacific Region. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Honolulu, Hawai‘i.
Hardeman, Kate 2011. Chuck Norris jokes: Representations of gender stereotypes in American society. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Student Conference of the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Hooshiar, Kavon, Katie Drager, and Cassidy Copeland. 2016. Coronal stop deletion in Hawaiʻi English. Poster presented at the joint meeting of Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan in Honolulu, November/December 2016.
Jung, Heeyeong. 2011. Pitch and Gender: Presentation of a professional yet friendly teacher persona. Paper presented at The 7th Worldwide Consortium of Korean Studies Centers Workshop, SOAS, University of London, June 2011.
Khairunnisa, Nisa. 2021. Variation in Sasak referential expressions. Presented at NWAV-AP, Singapore.
Kirtley, M. Joelle. 2010. American military dialect. Paper presented at the American Dialect Society's Language Variation and Change in the United States and Canada 2010. Chicago, November 4-7, 2010.
Mawardi, Dzulfikri. 2012. Javanese language, Is it a falling legend? Paper presented at the 16th Annual Student Conference of the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Odango, Emerson. 2012. A progress report on the development of language vitality surveys for minority language communities. UH Department of Linguistics Tuesday Seminar. Honolulu, April 2012.
Simpson, Sean. 2014. Phonetic cues to Localness in Hawai‘i English: Feature clusters influencing perception. Presented at NWAV 43, Chicago, IL.
Simpson, Sean, Katie Drager, James Grama, and M. Joelle Kirtley. 2014. Sound change in the back vowels of Hawai'i English. Presented at NWAV 43, Chicago, IL.
Waldrip, Aaron and Mary Walworth 2010. The Fua Le‘o Project: promoting self-publication in Polynesian languages. Paper presented at Foundation for Endangered Languages XIV. Reversing Language Shift: How to Re-awaken a Language Tradition. University of Wales: Trinity St. David, Carmarthen.
2020 Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching, UH Mānoa
2012 Excellence in Teaching, UH Mānoa College of Language, Linguistics, and Literature