430 Pidgin & Creole English in Hawai‘i

Major historical, descriptive and pedagogical aspects of English in Hawai‘i; pidgin and creole languages, linguistic change, language variation. Work with actual language data. Laboratory work required. Pre: 302 or Ling 102 or graduate standing.

This course provides a general understanding of the sociohistorical background and linguistic structure of both Hawaii Pidgin English (HPE) and Hawai‘i Creole English (HCE). It also addresses the question of language attitudes, language education and literary heritage. Present day attitudes in the school system and community toward HCE receive particular attention.