UH team uncovers old Hawai’i Sign Language

A research group based in the UH Mānoa Department of Linguistics has uncovered the existence of old Hawai’i Sign Language, a previously undocumented sign language used in the islands. For more information see the department’s press release and the official UH press release. For a visual demonstration of HSL, please see this video.

Endangered Languages Project launches

The Endangered Languages Project, a web site developed by Google and backed by the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity, launched today at www.endangeredlanguages.com. A central feature of the website is the Catalogue of Endangered Languages, compiled by University of Hawaiʿi at Mānoa linguists and the LINGUIST List at Eastern Michigan University, and sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation.