All posts by Gary Holton

Global Survey of Language Revitalization

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is collaborating with the Recovering Voices initiative of the Smithsonian Institution to carrying out a survey of language revitalization initiatives worldwide.

If you are involved in language revitalization please share your experience with us.

You can fill out the survey in English using this link.

The survey is also available in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese.

Questions? Contact vogel [at] si [dot] edu

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Documenting Hawai‘i’s Sign Languages

Linguistics student Samantha Rarrick and independent scholar Brittany Wilson have just published an article description the Sign Language Documentation Training Center (SLDTC), a joint effort of Kapi‘olani Community College students and faculty, and graduate students in the Department of Linguistics. Founded in 2013, SLDTC expands on the successful model of the Language Documentation Training Center to document signed language use in Hawai‘i, including American Sign Language and the critically endangered Hawai‘i Sign Language (ISO 639-3: hps).

  • Rarrick, Samanath & Brittany Wilson. 2016. Documenting Hawai‘i’s Sign Languages. Language Documentation & Conservation 10.337-346.