Research Center in Hawai`i
The Charlene Sato
Center for Pidgin, Creole and Dialect Studies has recently been
established by the Department of Second Language Studies at the
University of Hawai'i in Honolulu. It is named in honour of the
late Charlene "Charlie" Sato, a native speaker of Hawai`i Creole
English (HCE) well known for her work on the language and its role
in education . This research centre (called the Sato Center, for
short) will conduct and promote research on pidgins, creoles and
unstandardized dialects (such as African American English) - especially
research that would be of some benefit to speakers of these varieties.
High on the list of priorities is research on educational issues
relating to these varieties.
Anyone interested in spending their study leave/sabbatical at the
Sato Center, or in doing research on Hawai'i Creole English, Pidgin
Hawaiian, AAE in Hawai'i, or any other relevant topic, should contact
the editor of the PACE Newsletter (see p.1).