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Thursday, June 15 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
You get job or wat?': Pidgin as a Resource for Peaceful Communication and Economic Well-Being in Hawai'i

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This paper presents emerging evidence of Hawai'i Creole (Pidgin) as a resource for economic opportunities. Data form our engagement with a multilingual workforce initiative suggests the stigma of "broken English" loses its relevance when Pidgin is valued as a practical skill, affording clients access to services in workplace settings.


Angela Haeusler

University of Hawai'i-Manoa

Dina Yoshimi

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Thursday June 15, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Asia Room