Sato Fund

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 School, UC Berkeley, the University of Hawai’i, and UCLA, Dr. Sato was well known internationally for her work in sociolinguistics, and pidgin/creole studies. Dr. Sato…

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🔗 Pidgin Teaching Materials

The production of teaching materials for High School Language Arts and Social Studies teachers that incorporate investigations of language, with a focus on Hawai‘i Creole, into the current mandated Department of Education curriculum. These materials build on the film produced by Searider Productions and the 60-minute documentary titled Pidgin: The Voice of Hawai‘i (2009), directed by Marlene Booth. Christina Higgins developed these materials with input from teachers at Waianae High School and members of Da Pidgin Coup. There are 18…

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