Pidgin Website

This website was the result of extensive research about Hawaii’s linguistic and cultural history. Interviews were conducted with various people including Kent Sakoda, the head of Pidgin and Creole Studies at UHM. The underlying concept of the site is the unexpected complexity and structure of a language that many people overlook as an established language. The menu resembles a periodic table to show a sense of a complex structure. Each element represents a word that when clicked on, links to its own page with information on the words use, composition, pronunciation and history along with vector illustrations. Additional pages provide information about the history of pidgin and other information from my interviews. This website was hand coded and functional on various web browsers. For an additional twist viewers had the option to listen to local musician Frank Delima songs while viewing to add to the experience.