Revitalizing Language to Preserve Culture
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Revitalizing Language to Preserve Culture

In 2013, I was asked by the local O’ahu media company, ThinkTech Hawaii to discuss my at the time upcoming thesis “Na’lå’la’ i Fino’-ta, Na’matatnga i Taotao-ta: Chamorro Language as Liberation From Colonization” on their show. Although I don’t quite like the title chosen as I aim to move way beyond the “preservation” framework for … Continue reading

Yengyong i Pilos
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Yengyong i Pilos

I’m (very slowly) making my way through the Dune prequels written by Frank Herbert’s son and a well-known science fiction novelizer, from the famous author’s notes. The novels do not share the epic sonorousness of Herbert’s language in Dune, but they do cover interesting topics.  The human race is struggling to survive against an empire of robots, yet, … Continue reading

Protect Second Language Learning at UOG
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Protect Second Language Learning at UOG

Forum on Changes to UOG General Education Curriculum UOG Professors to Lead Community Discussion on Removal of Second-Language Requirement Is “ENGLISH ONLY” Good Enough for the University of Guam and Our Students? A public discussion on keeping second-language-learning requirements in the University of Guam general education curriculum will be held on Thursday, April 30, at … Continue reading