Education

🎥 Georganne Nordstrom, “Pidgin as Rhetorical Sovereignty”

Dr. Georganne Nordstrom, Department of English, UH-Mānoa Title: “Pidgin as Rhetorical Sovereignty” In this talk, I look at Pidgin use through a rhetorical lens—an analysis that accounts for the social, ideological, cultural contexts of language use—to illustrate the implications of understanding Pidgin as a Kanaka Maoli linguistic resource versus as a “local” language. I discuss Kanaka Maoli poet Noelle Kahanu’s poem “The Question,” written in both Pidgin and English, as an example of what Scott Richard Lyons has termed rhetorical…

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🎥 Kalikoaloha Martin, “Re-membering and Re-claiming Pidgin: Pidgin identity in the Classroom”

Kalikoaloha Martin, Instructor of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, UH-Mānoa Title: “Ho, I Neva No Dat Waz ʻŌlelo”: Re-membering and Re-claiming Pidgin: Pidgin identity in the Classroom  As a result of indoctrination and cultural genocide, Pidgin speakers have been oppressed by colonial discourse, erasing the rich Pidgin culture and replacing it with “American” language to culturally assimilate to the colonial power. In a ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi classroom, Pidgin speakers, who have experienced firsthand oppression of their language in an academic setting, are heavily relied…

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🎥 Ali Rozet, “Yuzing Pidgin foh teech Hawaiian to mainland an loco needs alike”

Ali Rozet, Instructor of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, UH-Mānoa Title: “Yuzing Pidgin foh teech Hawaiian to mainland an loco needs alike” If you “get” da kine frazes laik “nice yoa slippahs”, “watchu ste doing”, owa da sddotees between “haaaaah?!” an “foh reelz!” owa between “dat gai” an “dat frikin gai” – den bahleeve it owa naht you won step closah to lerning an undahstanding simpo struktchas an frazes in da Hawaiian language, da ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi nō hoʻi. In dis presentation, you gon…

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🎥 Ha’alilo Solomon, “Attitudes and Ideologies Surrounding Hawaiian Language and Pidgin”

Haʻalilio Solomon, Ph.D. student, Department of Linguistics, and instructor of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, UH-Mānoa Title: Ke Kūlana o ka ʻŌlelo: Attitudes and Ideologies Surrounding Hawaiian Language and Pidgin  This portion of the summit intends to critically examine the attitudes and ideologies that surround both Hawaiian language and Pidgin English here in Hawaiʻi. The motivations of this discussion seek to uncover discursive processes that value one language over the other. Through an ethnomusicological framework, I analyze the compositions of several mele kamaʻāina…

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🎥 Laiana Wong & Kekeha Solis – Talk Story Panel

Dr. Laiana Wong and Dr. Kekeha Solis, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, UH-Mānoa  Bio: Dr. K. Laiana Wong’s focus area of teaching is Hawaiian worldview. He is interested in investigating Hawaiian as it existed during a time when there were more speakers. In order to revitalize the language, it is necessary to know its past in order to maintain a link to its present. As we constantly deal with new phenomena that did not exist in the past, it is…

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🎥 Jason Iota Cabral – Hawaiian-Pidgin Summit Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jason (Iota) Cabral, Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language, UH-Hilo E Ola ka ʻŌlelo Paʻiʻai This presentation reflects on my personal experiences in the DOE’s attempt to extinguish the use of Hawaiian Creole or “Pidgin” in public schools while growing up in the 1980s and how that attempt has led me to become a part of the Hawaiian language revitalization movement. It will also cover the evolution of Pidgin and its substratal relationship to the Hawaiian…

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🎥 Lee A. Tonouchi – Pidgin Positive: Changing Yourself vs. Changing da Perception

Lee A. Tonouchi (pidginjedi@gmail.com) Da Pidgin Guerrilla “Pidgin Positive: Changing Yourself vs. Changing da Perception” Eh, go learn how mild mannered Lee Tonouchi came all transform into what one newspapah wen go call “one of the stateʻs most outspoken and revolutionary rebel theorists.”  Try go listen to dis talk for learn da secret origin of. . . Da Pidgin Guerrilla. Contact: www.facebook.com/leetonouchi Bio: Lee stay one Pidgin author and playwright.

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Da Kine Elementary Newsletter

Are you a teacher who works with children who speak Pidgin? Want to connect with other teachers and learn more about working with your unique kids? Then Dr. Lorna Holmes has started a newsletter just for you! March 2018 February 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017

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🎥 Darrell H. Y. Lum – Growing up local and the development of Pidgin as a literary language

Darrell H. Y. Lum (dhylum@gmail.com) Retired editor, author, and co-founder, Bamboo Ridge Press “‘Pidgin is not capable of conveying width and breadth of human emotion.’ —UH Drama Dept graduate student, circa 1972” An examination of growing up local and the development of Pidgin as a literary language. Handout: https://goo.gl/i1RRn1 Bio: Darrell is a fiction writer and playwright. He, along with Eric Chock, founded Bamboo Ridge Press in 1978 and both served as editors for 37 years. He is a retired…

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