Larry and Kim Hayashi
Larry has been with Wycliffe Bible Translators for over 25 years. Kim and Larry met at Oregon SIL in 1986 and have been married since 1990. They have served in Cameroon, and international headquarters in Texas. Larry serves at the Canada Institute of Linguistics
. Larry and Kim have two grown-up kids - Anna, married to Josh and Matt, the big guy in the back.
Linguistics Software Development
Part of Larry's role includes working with an international team of Wycliffe developers to create software that assists in language analysis, dictionary creation and Bible translation.
Larry teaches a Field Methods course which pulls together all of the other pre-requisite linguistics courses. Students apply what they have previously learned to analyze the sound system and grammar of a non-Western language and produce a dictionary. Students learn to use language analysis software that is also used in Bible translation field situations.
Larry also teaches a lexicography course - the art and science of making dictionaries. Dictionaries are a very useful tool for translation, language preservation and literacy development.
CanIL Assistant Vice President of Administration
Larry oversees the Director of Communications, the Director of Enrolment Management (Recruitment and Admissions) and one of the Alumni Coordinators. Together with the team, he is involved in CanIL student recruitment from Canada and the US.
CanIL Summer Leadership
Larry is involved in leading the CanIL Summer program. Our summer program is very intensive, both in academics and community life. We work hard and play hard. It is an excellent opportunity to test the waters of linguistics, Bible translation and language development while interacting with staff and faculty who have a wide variety of field experience. Do you know someone who might be interested? Check out: summer.canil.ca
Kim and students
Kim has a personality that loves to connect with people. She meets with students to listen, encourage, mentor and pray.