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  • My First Language Analysis

    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 how to be more proud of myself being able to speak more than one language. Speaking pidgin or being bilingual is not retarded or handicapped, it symbolizes my culture, my ethnicity, where I come from. In Hawaii, most people speak Standard English but there’s also called Hawaii Creole English that’s also known as Pidgin. This specific language is what some people refer it to as broken English because of how it’s…

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  • The Importance Of Standard Language In Schools

    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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  • Bilingual Language Research Paper

    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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  • The Importance Of English Language In Nigeria

    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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  • Pidgin Monologue

    When most people find out that my mom grew up in Papua New Guinea, an Oceanian country above Australia, they look confused. I imagine a thought similar to a famous Mean Girls quote pops into their head: “If your mom’s from Papua New Guinea, why is she white?” But of course, you can’t just ask people why they’re white. So, to lessen their confusion, I immediately explain how my grandpa, Robert “Robin” Thurman, and his wife, Ruth, moved to PNG with their two daughters to work as missionaries.…

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  • Pidgins And Creoles Analysis

    Creole Pidgins and creoles are used in third world nation. Both of them are occurred in response in order to change in the political and social environment of the community where they are spoken in. Nowadays, over one hundred pidgins and creoles are spoken around the world, but different languages. Actually, most pidgins and creoles are based on European languages, mostly on English, Spanish and French. Also, in Egypt and Arab countries there are some groups of people whom spoke mixed of…

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  • Papa New Guinean Language

    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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  • Hawaii Language

    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…

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  • Creole Language Analysis

    In this article they have kept their focus on what are ‘creole’ and ‘pidgin’ languages and what the public has generally understood by the two languages. Creolist do not agree with the precise definition of the two terms, nor do they specify that how many languages have been considered under the two categories. It is a language that represents speech-forms that do not have any native speakers and is generally used by the people, as a form of communication, who do not share a common language. The…

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  • Nobody Mean More To Me Than You And The Future Life Of Willie Jordan Essay

    Besides the rich history, diverse cultures, the beautiful sights, beaches, volcanoes and such, I am sure most mainlanders have no idea what pidgin is. Just as Black English is used primarily by those in the Black communities, Pidgin is a language most of the people that live in Hawai’i use to communicate with another. We can go from typing and speaking in professional manner, to all of sudden speaking pidgin to our close friends and family. You could say Pidgin is a way of life. The way Pidgin…

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