The aim of the Center is to conduct research on pidgin and creole languages and unstandardized dialects – especially research that would be of some benefit to speakers of such varieties.

Recent Publications About Pidgin

Higgins, C. (2021). Promoting Pidgin at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. In G. Clements & M. J. Petray (Eds.) Linguistic discrimination in higher education: Power, prejudice, impacts, and remedies. Routledge.

Higgins, C., & Furukawa, G. (2020). Localizing the transnational call center industry: Training creole speakers in Dominica to serve Pidgin speakers in Hawaiʻi. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 24(5), 613-633.

Stabile, C. M. (2019). “Like, local people doing that”: Variation in the production and social perception of discourse-pragmatic like in Pidgin and Hawaiʻi English (Publication No. 27671324) [Doctoral dissertation, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.