ERIC Number: ED037732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Language and Dialect in Hawaii, A Sociolinguistic History to 1935.
Reinecke, John E.
This minimally revised version of the author's 1935 M.A. thesis has been published at this time not only because it is considered an invaluable contribution to the sociolinguistic history of Hawaii but also because increased interest in problems of pidgin and creole languages seems to make it particularly relevant. Initial chapters deal with the problems and definitions involved in this area of study and attempt to distinguish between "makeshift languages," which develop in the early stages of language contact, and "regional dialects," which represent a later stage of linguistic development. Later chapters deal with the history of such languages in Hawaii, including the sociocultural background, and discuss such questions as why the languages of immigrants to Hawaii have persisted and the nature, functions, and future of the colonial dialect which developed from the creole dialect. The appendix contains examples of makeshift and dialectal English in Hawaii and a partially annotated bibliography updated by the editor. (FWB)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Bibliographies, Creoles, Cultural Influences, Dialect Studies, English, Hawaiian, History, Illiteracy, Immigrants, Multilingualism, Pidgins, Psychology, Regional Dialects, Social Influences, Sociolinguistics, Statistical Surveys
University of Hawaii Press, 535 Ward Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 ($9.00)
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Identifiers: Hawaii; Hawaiian Creole English
Note: Revised version of the author's 1935 M.A. thesis written at the University of Hawaii, edited by Stanley M. Tsuzaki