Creole genesis, attitudes and discourse : studies by John R. Rickford, Suzanne Romaine

By John R. Rickford, Suzanne Romaine

This assortment in honor of creolist Charlene Junko Sato (1951-1996) brings jointly contributions by means of best experts in pidgin-creole stories in 3 basic components: Pidgin-Creole Genesis and improvement; Attitudes and schooling, and Creole Discourse and Literature. The forms lined come from English, French and Spanish lexical bases and from areas as a long way aside as Africa, Australia, Hawaii, and the Read more...

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This study will limit itself to the latter four phases, which are better documented and represent the era which saw the rise and fall of the sugar industry and the immigration of hundreds of thousands of Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Koreans, and Filipinos to the Islands as labor. Textual data would support the Holm-Goodman model if they attest a TMA system already in place by Phase III. If the HCE system did not emerge in the data until Phases IV or V, it probably evolved independent of Atlantic influence.

And da Man/Lady no care about me anymore, now he stay wiping his face wit his hankachief, sweating and wiping, sweating and wiping looking back and fort between dem two, Chu and Man-o. I no care, I no say nutting. Chubby Roland making da three finalists line up and he hold up da picture frame and he telling, “Funny Face Number One,” and da audience clap and tell, “Yea” fo da one dey like. “Cowboy Number Two,” Chubby Roland tell holding up da frame in front one kid wit one cowboy suit. ” Da Man/Lady smoking big clouds of pipe smoke now.

In this paper I will examine the historical development of preverbal TMA auxiliaries in HCE and its precursor, Hawai’i Pidgin English (HPE). If a shipboard creole did exist and the TMA system was imported in toto from the Atlantic, we should expect to find in textual data signs of an early diffusion. Court records, newspapers, personal and business correspondence, popular books, school literary annuals, and creole plays have furnished most of the data used in this study. The resultant database encompasses Hawai’i’s entire modern era, which I divide into six phases: 1778–1829 (Phase I), 1830–1859 (Phase II), 1860–1899 (Phase III), 1900–1919 (Phase IV), 1920–1949 (Phase V), and 1950–present (Phase VI).

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