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Master of Arts in English Composition
This study will focus on Hawaiian Creole English and standard American English (HCE/SAE) speakers who grew up in Hawai'i and relocated to the mainland as adults, and how their use of HCE and SAE varies across different social situations. In Hawai'i much of the population speaks Hawaiian Creole English and Standard American English, speakers often code-switch between the two varieties. Fluency in HCE and SAE differs among speakers, and this fact has implications for communication in a preferred language variety in particular social situations.
Stutz, Nicole Kaylani Kanahele, "United States mainland speakers' use of Hawaiian Creole English and standard American English across social situations" (2009). Theses Digitization Project. 3633.