Archives : Oct-2016

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Applications are invited for THE CHARLENE JUNKO SATO ENDOWED MEMORIAL FUND This fund provides financial support for students of the University of Hawai’i pursuing academic work involving or related to Hawai’i Creole English (“Pidgin”). This award honors Dr. Charlene Sato, Associate Professor in the Department of ESL, who died in 1996. Educated at Leilehua High..

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Developing speech pathology baselines for Hawai‘i Creole speaking children – Collaborative research with Dr. Christine Fiestas. (Christina Higgins, Kent Sakoda). We are working together with Dr. Fiestas to evaluate the potential bias of speech pathology instruments toward interpreting the speech by Hawai‘i Creole speaking children as disordered. This research is funded by the American Speech-Language..

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Participants must be born and raised in Hawai‘i and be at least 18 years old. They should speak and understand Pidgin (a.k.a. Hawai‘i Creole) as a first language. The task involves reading and listening to Pidgin sentences and making judgements about whether the sentences are good Pidgin (how a Pidgin speaker would actually say them)..

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2013 – present This research project serves to document processes of language shift, language loss, language maintenance and language addition across generations of speakers in Hawai‘i  and seeks to understand the reasons for these phenomenon such as interethnic marriage and the growth of diaspora communities.  The project is also interested in whether and to what degree..

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Get Pidgin? Outreach Events presented by Da Pidgin Coup on April 28, 2016 and October 14,2016 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Campus Center courtyard. Sponsored by The Charlene Junko Sato Center for Pidgin, Creole, and Dialect Studies.

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A film project exploring people’s perceptions of non-locals or ‘haoles’ speaking Pidgin created by Searider Productions of Waianae High School. Watch on YouTube or Vimeo.

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A project by Farrington High School Digital Media students exploring the meanings of Pidgin words through claymation film. This 3-minute film was created by students to teach newcomer elementary school students key Hawai‘i Creole vocabulary that they are likely to encounter. The film was screened at the Farrington Film Festival in 2011.

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A video ethnography created by Searider Productions of Wai’anae High School in conjunction with the Charlene J. Sato Center for Pidgin, Creole, and Dialect Studies and Da Pidgin Coup. The film was screened in Waianae and at UH-Manoa in April, 2009, where it was presented by the filmmakers, their teacher, and a panel of local..