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Hawaii words in ASL
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UH researchers discover Hawaii Sign Language
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ASL & HSL
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Learn ASL words the fun way while hiking in Hawaii
Learn ASL words the fun way while hiking in Hawaii
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New form of sign language discovered in Hawaii
New form of sign language discovered in Hawaii
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ASL, PSE, Cued Speech Sample
ASL, PSE, Cued Speech Sample
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Sign Language Hawaii
Sign Language Hawaii
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Working Together to Preserve Hawai
Working Together to Preserve Hawai'i Sign Language
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Channel: James Woodward
Dying Hawaiian sign language preserved by remaining few
Dying Hawaiian sign language preserved by remaining few
Published: 2013/09/02
Channel: CCTV Americas Now
10 Deaf Children, 1 Powerful Message
10 Deaf Children, 1 Powerful Message
Published: 2016/10/26
Channel: Sheena McFeely
Signs Of Hawai
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Published: 2011/02/03
Channel: aslterp85
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Aloha from Hawaii! (ASL)
Aloha from Hawaii! (ASL)
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Hawaii Deaf Starbucks
Hawaii Deaf Starbucks
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CSC Presents Hawaiian Sign Language #1 - Months
CSC Presents Hawaiian Sign Language #1 - Months
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Memorial Day Hawaii - Sign Language Dance
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deaf travel | 360° selfie video - NYC & HAWAI'I
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Rediscovery of Hawaiian Sign Language by KHNL
Rediscovery of Hawaiian Sign Language by KHNL
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Sign Language on Hawai‘i News
Sign Language on Hawai‘i News
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CSC Presents Hawaiian Sign Language #3 - Family
CSC Presents Hawaiian Sign Language #3 - Family
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Hawaii AD in ASL
Hawaii AD in ASL
Published: 2013/06/29
Channel: Christina Halpin
New Hawaii language discovered by UH researchers
New Hawaii language discovered by UH researchers
Published: 2013/03/02
Channel: University of Hawai‘i News
CSC Presents Hawaiian Sign Language #2 - Colors
CSC Presents Hawaiian Sign Language #2 - Colors
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: Comprehensive Service Center for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Deaf-Blind
Hawaiian    Island  Names  & Cities   in  ASL !
Hawaiian Island Names & Cities in ASL !
Published: 2014/06/19
Channel: Anthony Newman
Learn more ASL signs in hiking to Manoa Falls!
Learn more ASL signs in hiking to Manoa Falls!
Published: 2012/07/20
Channel: ASL Hawaii
"One Day" in Sign Language (Pidgin Signed English)
"One Day" in Sign Language (Pidgin Signed English)
Published: 2010/06/23
Channel: ForSavior1
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Deaf and Hearing Couple Vlog
Published: 2016/05/17
Channel: Sign Duo
ASL Story My Trip to Hawaii
ASL Story My Trip to Hawaii
Published: 2015/03/04
Channel: Hayley Godin
Pidgin SIgned English is a colonalism language
Pidgin SIgned English is a colonalism language
Published: 2011/02/01
Channel: aslfreedom
Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride ASL ft. Lovely
Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride ASL ft. Lovely
Published: 2016/06/06
Channel: Luna Signs
Pidgin Sign Language - Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
Pidgin Sign Language - Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
Published: 2013/06/24
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Hawaii Cares - HSTA - Sign Language
Hawaii Cares - HSTA - Sign Language
Published: 2010/05/05
Channel: hawaiicares
Hawaii Homes with a Sign Language Realtor
Hawaii Homes with a Sign Language Realtor
Published: 2016/10/23
Channel: Danny Gong
Team Hawaii System (sign language)
Team Hawaii System (sign language)
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Sign Language Interpreting: Career Challenges
Sign Language Interpreting: Career Challenges
Published: 2016/06/09
Channel: Augustana University
ASL 101 Hawaii
ASL 101 Hawaii
Published: 2014/12/11
Channel: Tessa Folkerts
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Id Like to Teach the World to Sing (ASL) S.E.E.
Published: 2012/04/15
Channel: Gettingovermyfear
"Imagine" by John Lennon in Pidgin Sign Language
"Imagine" by John Lennon in Pidgin Sign Language
Published: 2017/04/18
Channel: Kirsten Barstad
Pidgin Signed English (PSE) - EDHL 317
Pidgin Signed English (PSE) - EDHL 317
Published: 2013/04/01
Channel: peyton c
ASL- "Chocolates & Roses" by the Green
ASL- "Chocolates & Roses" by the Green
Published: 2016/05/17
Channel: Savannah Reign
"Make You Feel My Love" Sign Dance
"Make You Feel My Love" Sign Dance
Published: 2013/02/14
Channel: Leilani Soon
ASL Cafe SKIT -  Hawaii
ASL Cafe SKIT - Hawaii
Published: 2012/04/20
Channel: Juli808
Girlscout Song Sign Language
Girlscout Song Sign Language
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: mommyamber2
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"Come Alive (Dry Bones)" by Lauren Daigle sign language demonstration video (part 2)
Published: 2017/02/17
Channel: J Hung
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"Good Good Father" sign language
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Hawaiʻi Sign Language
Hoailona ʻŌlelo o Hawaiʻi
Native to Hawaii
Native speakers
30; virtually extinct; a few elderly signers are bilingual with the dominant ASL [1] (2013)[2]
Isolate
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hps
Glottolog hawa1235[3]

Hawaiʻi Sign Language (HSL), also known as Old Hawaiʻi Sign Language and Pidgin Sign Language (PSL),[4] is an indigenous sign language used in Hawaiʻi. Although historical records document its presence on the islands since the 1820s, it was not uncovered until 2013 by linguists at the University of Hawai'i.[2] It is the first new language to be uncovered within the United States since the 1930s.[5] Linguistic experts believe HSL may be the last undiscovered language in America.[6]

Although previously believed to be related to ASL,[7] the two languages are in fact unrelated.[8][9] The initial research team interviewed 19 deaf people and two children of deaf parents on four islands.[10] It was found that eighty percent of HSL vocabulary is different than American Sign Language, proving HSL a distinct language from ASL. HSL is considered an independent language due to the distinctive differences of the two languages.[11] Before the 1960's, the use of HSL was more common. It was called Creolized Hawai'i Sign Language (CHSL).[12] However, since the 1940s ASL has almost fully replaced the use of HSL on the islands of Hawai'i.[5]

Prior to the recognition of HSL as a distinct language in 2013, it was an undocumented language.[13] Used by very few people, HSL is at risk of Extinction due to its low number of signers and the adoption of ASL.[14] With fewer than 30 signers remaining worldwide, HSL is considered critically endangered.[15] Without documentation and revitalization efforts, such as the ongoing efforts initiated by Dr. James Woodward, Dr. Barbara Earth, and Linda Lambrecht,[9] this language may become dormant.[16]

Discovery[edit]

HSL was recognized by linguists on March 1, 2013 by a research group from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. The research team found a letter from Reverend Hiram Bingham to Reverend Thomas H. Gallaudet from Feb. 23, 1821. The letter described several instances of deaf natives communicating to Bingham in their own sign language.[8] At the time of discovery, the language was used by around 40 people, mostly over 80-years-old.[17]

Bingham letter

History[edit]

The term pidgin in some names used for HSL is due to its association with the spoken language Hawaiʻi Pidgin. HSL is not itself a pidgin,[18] but alternate names for the language are documented as Hawai'i Pidgin Sign Language or Pidgin Sign Language.[16] Linguists who have begun to document the language and community members prefer the name Hawaiʻi Sign Language,[9][8] and that is the name used for it in ISO 639-3 as of 2014.[19]

Village sign use, by both deaf and hearing, is attested from 1820. There's the possibility of influence from immigrant sign later that century, though HSL has little in common today with ASL or other languages. The establishment of a school for the deaf in 1914 strengthened the use of sign among the students. A deaf community hero, Edwin Inn, a Chinese-Hawai'ian deaf man taught HSL to other deaf adults and also stood as president of a deaf club.[14] However, the introduction of ASL in 1941 in place of purely oral instruction resulted in a shift to that language.

HSL and ASL Comparisons[edit]

HSL shares little lexical or grammatical similarities with ASL.[9][8][2][12] HSL does not have the type of classifier found in sign languages once thought to be universal, while ASL makes extensive use of these.[20] HSL also has several non-manual lexical items, including verbs and nouns, which are not typical of ASL.[11] Ongoing investigation of these languages suggest that they are not related.[9]

HSL Today[edit]

An estimated 15,857 of the total 833,610 residents of Hawai`i (about 1.9%) are audiologically deaf.[21] A sign language may be useful to this small percentage of residents, although American Sign Language (ASL) is now much more widely used on the islands than HSL. There are existing services that help deaf Hawai'ian residents learn ASL and also for those who wish to learn ASL to become interpreters. Some of these services include the Aloha State Association of the Deaf and the American Sign Language Interpreter Education Program.[22] However, there are many members of the deaf community who feel the language is not worth preservation.[12]

Linda Lambrecht, Dr. James Woodward and Barbara Clark are continually working with a team to document and preserve the language.[13] Their goal is to have 20-hours of translated-HSL on video.[13][23] Another research member, Dr. Samantha Rarrick, is part of the Sign Language Documentation Training Center at the University of Hawai'i. The goal of this group is to teach graduate students how to document HSL and other small sign languages used in Hawai'i.[24] As of Nov. 22, 2016, a dictionary and video archive of speakers have been created.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/lang/4275
  2. ^ a b c "Linguists say Hawaii Sign Language found to be distinct language". Washington Post. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Hawai'i Pidgin Sign Language; Pidgin Sign Language". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  4. ^ "Hawai'i Sign Language". http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/lang/4275. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Linguists Discover Existence of Distinct Hawaiian Sign Language - The Rosetta Project". rosettaproject.org. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  6. ^ Wilcox, D. (n.d.). Linguists rediscover Hawaiian Sign Language. Retrieved April 30, 2017
  7. ^ Wittmann, Henri (1991). "Classification linguistique des langues signées non vocalement." Revue québécoise de linguistique théorique et appliquée 10:1.215–88.[1]
  8. ^ a b c d Lambrecht, Linda; Earth, Barbara; Woodward, James (March 3, 2013), History and Documentation of Hawaiʻi Sign Language: First Report, University of Hawaiʻi: 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation 
  9. ^ a b c d e Rarrick, Samantha; Labrecht, Linda (2016). "Hawai'i Sign Language". The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia: 781–785. 
  10. ^ Lincoln, M. (2013, March 01). Nearly lost language discovered in Hawai'i. Retrieved April 30, 2017
  11. ^ a b Clark, B., Lambrecht, L., Rarrick, S., Stabile, C., & Woodward, J. (2013). DOCUMENTATION OF HAWAI`I SIGN LANGUAGE: AN OVERVIEW OF SOME RECENT MAJOR RESEARCH FINDINGS [Abstract]. University of Hawai'i, 1-2. Retrieved April 30, 2017
  12. ^ a b c d Tanigawa, N. (2016, NOV 22). Hawai'i Sign Language Still Whispers. Retrieved May 1, 2017
  13. ^ a b c Perlin, Ross (August 10, 2016). "The Race to Save a Dying Language". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. 
  14. ^ a b "Mānoa: Research team discovers existence of Hawai'i Sign Language | University of Hawaii News". manoa.hawaii.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  15. ^ "Did you know Hawai'i Sign Language is critically endangered?". Endangered Languages. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  16. ^ a b "Hawai'i Sign Language - MultiTree". multitree.org. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  17. ^ Mcavoy, A. (2013, March 01). Hawaii Sign Language found to be distinct language. Associated Press. Retrieved April 30, 2017
  18. ^ Ethnologue 
  19. ^ "Documentation for ISO 639 identifier: hps". Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  20. ^ Rarrick, Samantha (2015). "A Sketch of Handshape Morphology in Hawai'i Sign Language" (PDF). University of Hawai'i at Manoa Working Papers in Linguistics. 46(6). 
  21. ^ Smith, Sarah Hamrick, Laura Jacobi, Patrick Oberholtzer, Elizabeth Henry, Jamie. "LibGuides. Deaf Statistics. Deaf population of the U.S..". libguides.gallaudet.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  22. ^ "Signs of Self". www.signsofself.org. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  23. ^ "Documentation of Hawaii Sign Language: Building the Foundation for Documentation, Conservation, and Revitalization of Endangered Pacific Island Sign Languages.". Endangered Languages Archive at SOAS University of London. Retrieved July 12, 2017. 
  24. ^ Rarrick, S., & Wilson, B. (2015). Documenting Hawai‘i’s Sign Languages. Language Documentation & Conservation,10, 337-346. Retrieved April 30, 2017

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