Pidgin Grammar: An Introduction to the Creole English of Hawai'i
Using examples from local Pidgin literature, University of Hawai'i linguists Sakoda and Siegel explain the origins of Pidgin, its pronunciation and writing system, and its word classes, phrases, and sentences.
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