Curriculum Vitae

Education

 

Skills

  • 2017- PhD in Linguistics, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

    • A Tonal Grammar of Kere (Papuan) in Typological Perspective

  • 2016- MA in Linguistics, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

    • Focus: Language Documentation & Conservation​

  • 2011- BA in Linguistics, Cum Laude, University of New Mexico

    •  Minor: Psychology

ELAN

FLEx

Praat

Teaching

experience
 

  • 2017- Instructor, LING 320- General Linguistics
  • 2016- Instructor, LING 320
  • 2015- Instructor, LING 150- Language in the Pacific
  • 2014- Instructor, LING 150
  • 2014- Instructor, LING 102- Introduction to Language
  • 2013- Instructor, LING 102
  • 2013- Graduate assistant, Linguistics 102, 105, 150: Unit Mastery
Languages

French

Spanish

American Sign Language

Tok Pisin

Awards
  • 2017- Two-Year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation: Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences. $145,931.
  • 2016- Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR 12) Registration Grant
  • 2015- University of Hawai‘i Linguistics Department Conference Travel Award
  • 2015- University of Hawai‘i Linguistics Department Endowment Fund Award
  • 2014-Team Member, Endangered Languages Documentation Programme: "Videography-Based Documentation of Kere (Papua New Guinea) in Sociocultural Perspective." With Andrea Berez and Bafinuc Ilai.
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  • 2014- Trainer/Consultant, University of Hawai'i Student Equity Excellence Diversity: "2 Deaf Translators + 2 ASL/English Interpreters + 2 SLDTC Trainer/Consultants = 2 Video Tutorials in ASL: The Formula to Make the SLDTC a Success (2+2+2=2)"
  • 2014- Bilinski Pre-Dissertation Research Award
  • 2014-Graduate Student Organization Travel Award
  • 2012- Manoa Opportunity Grant
  • 2008-2011- New Mexico Lottery Scholarship
  • 2007- Bridge to Success Scholarship
Research
experience
  • Sinasina Sign Language, Papua New Guinea, 2016-present.
  • Kere (Papuan), Papua New Guinea, 2014- present.
  • Hawai'i Sign Language, Hawai'i, 2014-present.
  • Kamano-Kafe (Papuan), Field Methods course, 2014-2015.
  • Kuman (Papuan), Research Assistant for Dr. Andrea Berez, Papua New Guinea, 2013.
  • Eastern Cham (Austronesian), Field Methods course, 2013.
  • Tohono O'odham (Uto-Aztecan), Field Methods course, 2012.
Publications
  • 2018- Campbell, Lyle, Amber Camp, Victoria Chen, Nala Huiying Lee, Matthew Magnuson, and Samantha Rarrick. “Writing grammars of endangered languages”. In Rehg, Kenneth and Lyle Campbell (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages. Oxford University Press.
  • 2017-Rarrick, Samantha. “Nukna Grammar Sketch by Matthew Taylor (review)”. In Oceanic Linguistics, Vol. 56(2).
  • 2016- Rarrick, Samantha and Brittany Wilson. "Documenting Hawai'i's Sign Languages". In Language Documentation & Conservation, Vol. 10, pp. 337-46. https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10125/24697/rarrick.pdf
  • 2016- Rarrick, Samantha and Linda Lambrecht. "Hawai'i Sign Language". In Boudreault, Patrick, Genie Gertz and Geoffrey J. Golson (eds.). The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia.
  • 2015- Rarrick, Samantha. "A Sketch of Handshape Morphology in Hawai'i Sign Language". In University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 46(6). http://ling.hawaii.edu/wp-content/uploads/wp-rarrick.pdf
  • 2014- Rarrick, Samantha. "Evaulating the Chimbu-Wahgi Subgrouping." In Leal, Priscilla and Gordon West (eds.) The 18th Annual Language, Linguistics, and Literature Graduate Student Conference.
  • 2013- Rarrick, Samantha. "Language Policy and the Revitalization of Native American Languages". In Holdway, Jennifer and Brittany Wilson (eds.) The 17th Annual Language, Linguistics, and Literature Graduate Student Conference Proceedings. Honolulu, HI.
Presentations
  • 2018- Presenter. “Language Contact, Endangerment, and Change Across Modalities in Chimbu Province.” 10th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference. University of Surrey. Guilford.
  • 2018- Presenter. “Sinasina Sign Language: Implications for Typology & Genetic Relationships of Sign Languages in Papua New Guinea.” University of North Texas. Denton.
  • 2017- Co-presenter with Emmanuel Asonye. "Wellness and Linguistic Barriers in Deaf Communities in Nigeria and Papua New Guinea." 5th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation. University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
  • 2017- Poster. “Merging Signed & Spoken Language Documentation”. 6th Meeting of Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics. National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan.
  • 2016- Invited presenter. "Is Kere Tonal?" at The Australian National University. http://www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au/news-and-media/media-releases/article/?id=is-kere-tonal-seminar-talk-by-samantha-rarrick-24-march-2016-at-anu
  • 2016- Poster. “A Typological Look at the Lack of Classifiers in Hawai‘i Sign Language”. Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 12. LaTrobe University, Melbourne.
  • 2016- Poster with Brenda Clark, Bradley Rentz, Claire Stabile, and Sarah Uno. "Uncovering Creole Hawai‘i Sign Language: Evidence from a case study”. Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 12. LaTrobe University, Melbourne.
  • 2016- Poster with Jan Fried and Brittany Wilson. “Training Signers to Document Their Own Languages: The SLDTC”. Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 12. LaTrobe University, Melbourne
  • 2016- Co-author with Jan Fried and Linda Lambrecht. “'2'+'2'+'2'='2:'The'Formula'to'Make' the'SLDTC'a'Success''. 32nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
  • 2015- Co-presenter with Jan Fried and Brittany Wilson. "The Sign Language Documentation Training Center." 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, University of Hawai'i at Manoa. https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/10125/25276/2/25276.pdf
  • 2015- Poster. "Considering Orthography Reform for Tohono O'odham." 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, Universtiy of Hawai'i at Manoa.
  • 2015- Presenter. "Evaluating the Status of Kere- Language or Dialect?". Department of Linguistics Tuesday Seminar, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
  • 2014- Presenter. "Evaluating the Classification of the Chimbu-Wahgi Subgrouping." 18th Annual Language, Linguistics, and Literature Graduate Student Conference. University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
  • 2014- Presenter. "The Role of Language Policy in Revitalization." 21st Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Hawai'i.
  • 2014- Presenter. "Phonetic and Phonemic Voicing Variation in Tohono O'odham: Looking Forward in Orthography Design." 21st Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Hawai'i.
  • 2013- Presenter. "Language Policy and the Revitalization of Native American Languages." 17th Annual Language, Linguistics, and Literature Graduate Student Conference. University of Hawai'i at Manoa
  • 2013- Workshop Leader. 3rd Annual Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics Festa, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan. (Invited)
  • 2013- Co-presenter with Brittany Wilson. "Documenting Hawaii's Sign Languages." Department of Linguistics Tuesday Seminar, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
Membership & Service
  • 2016-2017- Board member, Language Documentation Training Center
  • 2015- Co-Director, Sign Language Documentation Training Center
  • 2015- President, Linguistics Society of Hawai'i
  • 2015- Subcommittee Head, Registration, 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation
  • 2015- Subcommittee Member, Volunteer Coordinator, 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation
  • 2015- Moderator, 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation
  • 2015- Coordinator, Papuan Discussion Group
  • 2015- Workshop Leader, Language Documentation Training Center
  • 2014- Leader, Sign Language Documentation Training Center
  • 2014- President, Linguistics Society of Hawai'i
  • 2014- Subcommittee Head, Registration, 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation
  • 2014- Organizer, Language Documentation Training Center 10th Anniversary
  • 2014- Volunteer Coordinator, University of Hawai'i International Symposium on Linguistics
  • 2014- Mentor and Workshop Leader, Language Documentation Training Center
  • 2014- Co-Director, Mentor, and Workshop Leader, Sign Language Documentation Training Center
  • 2014- Coordinator, Papuan Discussion Group
  • 2014- Mentor, Linguistics Undergraduates
  • 2014- Mentor, New LING 102 Teaching Assistant, Colleen Patton & Meagan Dailey
  • 2013- President, Linguistics Society of Hawai'i
  • 2013- Member, Organizing Committee, 23rd Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association
  • 2013- Member, Student Steering Committe, 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation
  • 2013- Moderator, 17th Annual Language, Linguistics and Literature Graduate Student Conference
  • 2013- Coordinator, Department of Linguistics Tuesday Seminar, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
  • 2013- Volunteer, 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
  • 2013- Volunteer, Endangered Languages Catalog, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
  • 2012- Mentor, Language Documentation Training Center
  • 2012- Secretary, Language Documentation Training Center
  • 2012- Vounteer, Endangered Languages Catalog