Da Pidgin Coup is a small group, comprised mainly of faculty and graduate students from the departments of Second Language Studies, Linguistics and English, as well as community experts, who have been meeting regularly since fall 98. Our main focus is on linguistic and educational issues concerning Pidgin. The group has two main functions:
(1) to stimulate and support research on Pidgin (Hawai’i Creole)
(2) to advocate recognition of Pidgin in the university and wider communities.
We generally meet every second Monday for lunch. The co-convenors are Kent Sakoda (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Christina Higgins (email@example.com).
You can read our position paper about Pidgin and Education which we wrote in 1999 in response to negative statements from the Chairman of the Board of Education.
Schedule for Fall 2023 to be announced!