Pidgin Summit

🎥 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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🎥 Raenette Marino – Coming of Age in Hawai‘i: Kimo Armitage’s Mahch Fye in the Language Arts Classroom

Raenette Marino (raenette_marino@notes.k12.hi.us) Language Arts teacher, Waiakea High School “Coming of Age in Hawai‘i:  Kimo Armitage’s Mahch Fye in the Language Arts Classroom” Locally born, locally raised, I consider Hawaiian Creole English my intimate language. It is the language I use with my elderly father, siblings, and–to a lesser extent–my children and spouse. As a high school English teacher at Waiakea High School, I teach to the best of my ability Standard English. However, I use the personal narrative “Mahch…

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🎥 Larson Ng – You like stats or couple slaps?

Dr. Larson Ng (lng@hawaii.edu) Ph.D.  Educational Specialist  College of Education  University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa “You like stats or couple slaps?” The following presentation will share my experiences of using Pidgin in the teaching of statistics in graduate school.  I will recollect how Pidgin has helped in alleviating stress/anxiety due to the difficult subject matter and contributed to the retention of statistical concepts as a result of it being taught in the first language for the majority of my local…

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🎥 The HI-SKILLS after-school program: Hawai’i School Kids Investigating Language in Life + Society

“The HI-SKILLS after-school program: Hawai’i School Kids Investigating Language in Life + Society” Kids are experts about the language they hear around them every day. In this talk we present HI-SKILLS, an after-school program that puts kids at the center of linguistic discovery by guiding them through the process of carrying out original research on language use in their own peer groups, families, and communities, including the use of Pidgin in their homes, schools, and communities. HI-SKILLS is an outreach…

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🎥 Alicia Rozet – Yuzing Pidgin foh teech Hawaiian to mainland an loco keedz alike

Alicia Rozet (aliciap@hawaii.edu) Hawaiian language instructor, UH-Mānoa “Yuzing Pidgin foh teech Hawaiian to mainland an loco keedz alike” If you “get” da kine frazes laik “nice yoa slippahs”, “watchu ste doing” owa da suddotees between “haaaaah?!” an “foh reeelz!” owa between “dat gai” an “dat friken gai”- den bahleeve it owa naht you won stepp closah to lerning an undahstanding simpo struktchas and frazes in da Hawaiian language, da ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi nō hoʻi. In dis preezentashun you’ll lern hau we…

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🎥 Don Ching – Try Write, Can Write: A perspective on Growth Mindset and Pidgin in the classroom

Donald Carreira Ching (donaldc@hawaii.edu) Lecturer at Leeward Community College, teacher at HPU “Try Write, Can Write: A perspective on Growth Mindset and Pidgin in the classroom.” In the presentation, I will be discussing how I incorporate growth mindset into the classroom along with various readings to encourage students who have been led to believe that they do not speak “proper English” and ” no can write.” Bio: Donald was born and raised in Kahaluʻu. His debut novel, Between Sky and…

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