Language and communication

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Language and communication

  1. 1. LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION HAW 101
  2. 2. COMMUNICATION <ul><li>A process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Auditory means (speech, song, tone of voice) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nonverbal (body language, sign language) as well as use of media (pictures, graphics and writing) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. LANGUAGE <ul><li>A language is a system of signs for encoding and decoding information. </li></ul><ul><li>Often refers to the spoken form of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Extends to the type of thought process which creates and uses language </li></ul>
  4. 4. What makes up a language? <ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Tone of voice </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul>
  5. 5. Types of Language <ul><li>Formal </li></ul><ul><li>Informal (Colloquial) </li></ul><ul><li>Slang </li></ul><ul><li>Pidgin </li></ul><ul><li>Body Language </li></ul>
  6. 6. ORAL TRADITIONS <ul><li>Oral traditions were of the utmost importance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mea oli </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ho`opa`a hula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kūkālā </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ha`i mo`olelo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Haku mo`olelo </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. KUMULIPO <ul><li>Mele ko`ihonua or genealogical chant </li></ul><ul><li>Over 2100 lines long </li></ul><ul><li>Echoes the complexities and details of the Hawaiian thought process and perspectives </li></ul>
  8. 8. HĀLAU/`OHANA <ul><li>Hālau and `ohana (practicioner families) helped to maintain traditions from generation to generation </li></ul>
  9. 9. HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE TODAY <ul><li>Hawaiian language revitalization movement </li></ul><ul><li>425,000 native Hawaiians </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Of that, approximately 10% claim to speak Hawaiian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 2% claim to be native speakers </li></ul></ul>

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