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    result of the English Standard School System, an ever-increasing military presence and a growing tourism trade, Pidgin was perceived as an impairment to one’s education, entering the job market, and Hawaii’s future in general” (34.) The “lack of knowledge of the English language” involving non- haoles brought upon a stigma that declared them “uneducated”. It even went to such an extent of considering them to be intellectually impaired. An article was published at the University of Hawaii at Manoa with serious analysis of a study concluding children to be handicap. An article written by: Madorah E. Smith states, “it is apparent that that the non-haole children in Hawaii are retarded in language development,” (37). The study was concluded with this analysis because when non-haole children “speak English, the number of errors per thousand words averages for every group higher than the number which the monoglots make at three years of age,” (37). In other words, children of non- Caucasian descent are “retarded” in speech development. Madorah concluded that, “The children in Hawaii from non-haole homes are retarded in language development to a degree so marked that, on most criteria, at the time of school entrance they are at about the level of three-year old children from a less polyglot environment. The retardation is due to two handicaps: the prevalent use of pidgin English, and the biliginualism of many homes,” (37). Many children’s education suffered due to this…

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    However, the "norm" dialect varies. Fromkin, Rodman, & Hyams (2011) note that "SAE is an idealization. Nobody speaks this dialect" (p. 440). Dialects A dialect is a variety of a language which differs grammatically from other forms yet remains mutually intelligible to speakers of other forms the same language. These differences may be lexical, phonological, syntactic, and semantic. Additionally, dialects may be regional (spoken in a geographic area), social (social class by socioeconomics,…

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    My First Language Analysis

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    Philippines so my mother tongue or my main language is Ilocano but I knew how to speak Tagalog as well. I speak these languages along with my family while having conversations and being here in Hawaii for 13 years made me glad that I haven’t forgotten to speak our native tongue. I’m a person that knows more than one language and like Lisa Kanae not only she can speak standard English but also Creole English, which is “pidgin”, that’s very common here in the state. Kanae’s Sista Tongue taught me…

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    Some of the consequences of English language being dominant were identified in an article by Mustapha (2014). They are the linguistic and communicative inequality. English Language has created a barrier or hierarchy amongst citizens of Nigeria. We have the elite group who speak “queen’s English”, some who speak “Nigerian English – pidgin” and others who cannot speak English at all. It now becomes difficult to interact with people who are not in your class thereby making English fail at its role…

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    Language is one of the most powerful factors behind the influence of social behavior. Language is used – socially – to transfer information about who we are, where we come from, and who we associate with. One may be shocked to realize just how much we – as a society – tend to judge someone’s background, character, and intentions based solely on an individual’s language, dialect, or even the choice of a single word. The study of language contact focuses on how speakers of differing languages can…

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    Papa New Guinean Language

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    Kassie Tulenko In Kulick’s article “Anger, Gender, Language Shift And The Politics Of Revelation In a Papa New Guinean Village” he focuses on a synchronic view of culture and language in Papa New Guinea to argue for broader diachronic shifts. Kulick describes two languages, Tok Pisin and Taiap, and speakers’ use of code switching between these languages to index gender, intelligence, and sociability. The men use the formal language, Tok Pisin, which indexes education, Christianity, and…

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    Ohana In Hawaii

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    brings guest and islanders in a memorable setting. Experience what it means to have an Ohana; a unique extending love to everyone. Take part of the many adventures which are fun for all ages, whether a romantic getaway or a family vacation. When it comes to vacation destinations Hawaii is an unforgettable trip and worth the investment. Experience the rich cultural heritage of the Pacific Islands. Back in the old days, luaus were initiated by King Kamehameha to celebrate for what was provided…

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    native Americans, native Hawaiians, and the Maori natives of New Zealand, these case studies are incorporated in this literature review to contextualize the authorsʻ arguments. Upon collecting literature on the methods that colonizers employed to acculturate the native peoples they came into contact with, each of the authors assert that these actions were initiated by the colonizersʻ intention to improve the lifestyles of the natives. Each of the authors discuss that the colonizersʻ condemned…

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    not an isolated incident, the same process of taking over has happened on nearly every corner of the planet. From the Spaniards overtaking Mexico to the French in the north Americas and beyond, this is not a new idea. This lack of regard for culture even extends into our own backyard, when the government overthrew the Hawaiian monarchy in order to take over the islands. Hawaii, like many other pacific islands, had a rich culture, preserved in songs and dances, where things were handed down from…

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    Kaho Olawe Research Paper

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    illegally taken over by the U.S Military. It was later returned to the people of Hawaii in horrible condition. Walter Rite, chairman of the Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission states, “It was the island that shared herself with us. It was the island that told me, ‘Hey I’m dying,’ so, after that one trip it was a total commitment not to allow the island to die.” (Pang Y.B.) Hawaiian people believe that their ancestors came from the land, so it is very important in Hawaiian culture to care for…

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