Posts Tagged: hawaii
For The Stranger, Rich Smith reviews Even Though the Whole World Is Burning, the film about poet W.S. Merwin and his life as a conservationist in Hawaii:
The film glorifies Merwin as a giver of life, a distinction that invites an eye roll.
Sign languages are just as rich as spoken languages, with their own grammar, slang, and regional peculiarities. American Sign Language is distinct from French and Kenyan and Peruvian Sign Languages—and, as was recently discovered, from Hawaiian Sign Language.
Linda Lambrecht, a sign-language instructor at Kapiolani Community College who is fluent in both ASL and its Hawaiian counterpart, brought this fact to light when she began pointing out to other academics that the two languages were too syntactically and grammatically divergent to be related....more