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UH Hilo Heritage Center hosts presentation on Japanese pidgin in Hawaiʻi

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Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The public is invited to attend a talk on Japanese pidgin in Hawaiʻi on Thursday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo North Hawaiʻi Education and Research Center’s Conference Room, located at 45-539 Plumeria St. in Honoka`a.

The talk by author Myra Sachiko Ikeda is about her recently published book, A Harvest of Hawaiʻi Plantation Pidgin: The Japanese Way. Born and raised in Hilo, Ikeda said pidgin was used in her interpersonal communication on a daily basis. Her initial research for this book came from a project she worked on in college in the mid-1970s about Japanese language used when she was growing up, and in particular, looking at the change in the language within the sugar plantation communities.

For more information, contact Momi Naughton at 775-8890.

For disability accommodation, call 775-8890 (V) or 932-7002 (TTY) by May 5.

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