Larry Hayashi
Vice President of Administration

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  • M.A. Linguistics, 1991, University of Oregon
  • B.Ed. Secondary Sciences, 1986, University of Alberta
  • B.Sc. Biology, 1984, University of Alberta

Current Positions

  • Linguistics Instructor - LIN(G) 4/580 Field Methods: Data Management and Analysis
  • Language Software Development and Training
  • CanIL Communications Director
  • Summer@CanIL leadership team

Other Experience

  • 2001 to present: CanIL - Language Software Development and Training. Comparalex, Phonology Assistant, FieldWorks Language Explorer development.
  • 1998 to 2003 Summer Oregon SIL - Field Methods staff and IT support
  • 1996 to 2001 SIL International, Dallas, TX. Language Software Developer LinguaLinks, FieldWorks
  • 1995 to 1996 SIL Cameroon. Language Studies Department. Archivist and language studies reports manager.
  • 1994 Brussels, Belgium. French language study.
  • 1991-92 Retail computer consultant

Research Interests


  • Hayashi, L., Hatton, J., & Moe, R. 2011. A proposed work-flow and software toolset for community dictionary development and distribution. In K. Akasu & S. Uchida (Eds.), Lexicography: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives. pp. 150-159. Presented at the ASIALEX 2011, Kyoto Terrsa, Kyoto, Japan: The Asian Association for Lexicography.
  • Snider, Keith; and Larry Hayashi 2006. "The Comparative African Wordlist Project" presented at the 37th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 2006), Univeristy of Oregon, Eugene.
  • Maxwell, Mike, Gary Simons and Larry Hayashi. 2002. "A morphological glossing assistant." In Peter Austin, Helen Dry and Peter Wittenburg (eds.), Proceedings of the International LREC Workshop on Resources and Tools in Field Linguistics, Las Palmas, 26-27 May 2002, 25-1 through 25-10: ISLE and DoBeS. (
  • Hayashi, Larry S.; and John Hatton. 2001. "Combining UML, XML and relational database technologies - the best of all worlds for robust linguistic databases". In Proceedings of the IRCS Workshop on Linguistic Databases , eds. Steven Bird; Peter Buneman; and Mark Liberman, 115-124. Philadelphia: Institute for Research in Cognitive Science.
  • Hayashi, Larry S. 2000 "Discovering and testing linguistic generalizations using interactive concordances". In electronic Proceedings of the Talkbank Linguistic Exploration Workshop: New Methods for Creating, Exploring and Disseminating Linguistic Field Data. Chicago. (
  • Hayashi, Larry S. 1991. Thesis. The relationship between event perception, dishabituation of neural models and progressive aspect in English. University of Oregon.
  • Hayashi, Larry S. 1989. ms. Conjunctions and referential continuity. University of Oregon. Research results cited in Givón, Talmy. 1984. Syntax : a functional-typological introduction. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: J. Benjamins Pub. Co. pp.849-850.


LING-LIN 587 Lexicography
LING-LIN 580 Field Methods: Data Management & Analysis
LING 480 Field Methods: Data Management & Analysis



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