UOG to host CHamoru grammar expert
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The Division of English and Applied Linguistics at the University of Guam will be meeting this week with Sandra Chung, a consultant on the Documenting Endangered Languages grant that was awarded to UOG’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in September by the National Science Foundation. As part of her visit, Chung will be giving a presentation open to the public on CHamoru grammar and her proposal that challenges the 1973 book "Chamorro Reference Grammar" that is commonly used for instruction.
Chung will present from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow in Room 309 of the Humanities and Social Sciences building on the UOG campus.
Chung, a distinguished professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz and former president of the Linguistic Society of America, is a prominent syntactician and expert on CHamoru grammar having published several scholarly volumes and dozens of academic papers on the topic over the last 25 years.
The grant is funding a project to formally document and create a repository for the CHamoru language that is being overseen by UOG President Emeritus Robert A. Underwood and Assistant Professor of Linguistics David Ruskin.