Vice Chancellor for Research, Michael Bruno, and Linguistics professor, Bob Blust.

Linguistics Professor Bob Blust Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

On May 12, 2017, Bob Blust, professor in the Department of Linguistics, was awarded the Linguistics Lifetime Achievement in Research Award for his contributions to our understanding of human language, and the Austronesian language family in particular. The Vice Chancellor for Research of UH Mānoa, Dr. Michael Bruno, presented Professor Blust with the award, noting the incredible quality and quantity of Professor Blust’s scholarship. His contributions to our understanding of the Austronesian language are particularly noteworthy. The Austronesian language family includes languages such as Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan, Tagalog and Ilocano – languages of immense importance to the people of Hawaiʻi.