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🎥 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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🎥 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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🎥 Ha Kam Wi Tawk Pidgin Yet?

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 literature, film, and theater experts, including Harry Wong III (director of Kumu Kahua Theater), Lisa Kanae (writer and professor at Kapiolani Community College), and Hina…

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