As part of the University of Guam's grant, Documenting Endangered Languages, visiting linguist Sandra Chung will present, today, Nov. 5, on her proposal that challenges the 1973 book "Chamorro reference Grammer," which is commonly used for instruction.

The presentation, hosted by the Division of English and Applied Linguistics will be held at 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.