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The Haitian Creole language : history, structure, use, and education

Author: Arthur K Spears; Carole Berotte Joseph
Publisher: Lanham [Md.] : Lexington Books, ©2010.
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The Haitian Creole Language is the first book dealing with the central role of Creole in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora, especially in the United States. Dispelling myths about Creole, with discussions of Haitian and Haitian Creole history, it provides a foundation for educators, service providers, policy makers, social scientists, and language and literature scholars to understand Creole in its historical, social,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Haitian Creole language.
Lanham [Md.] : Lexington Books, ©2010
(DLC) 2010015856
(OCoLC)567195308
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur K Spears; Carole Berotte Joseph
ISBN: 9781461662655 1461662656
OCLC Number: 812522869
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: A tribute to Yves Dejean and Albert Valdman / Arthur K. Spears --
Introduction: The Haitian Creole language / Arthur K. Spears --
pt. 1. History --
The history of Haiti in brief / Georges E. Fouron --
The languages of Haitians and the history of Creole: Haiti and its diaspora / Flore Zéphir --
pt. 2. Structure and use --
Orthography / Nicholas Faraclas [and others] --
Regional and social varieties of Haitian Creole / Albert Valdman --
Creole-English code-switching in New York City / Hugues St. Fort --
Creole and French in Haitian literature / Marie-José Nzengou-Tayo --
pt. 3. Education --
Education in Haiti / Uli Locher --
Creole and education in Haiti / Yves Dejean --
Creole in education in Haiti: a case study / Jocelyne Trouillot-Lévy --
Haitians in the U.S.: language, politics and education / Carole M. Berotte Joseph --
Cultural context, cognitive processes, and the acquisition of literacy / Serge Madhere --
Haitian children's education: orality, literacy and technology / Jean Plaisir.
Responsibility: edited by Arthur K. Spears and Carole M. Berotte Joseph ; foreword by Marc Prou.

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The Haitian Creole Language is the first book dealing with the central role of Creole in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora, especially in the United States. Dispelling myths about Creole, with discussions of Haitian and Haitian Creole history, it provides a foundation for educators, service providers, policy makers, social scientists, and language and literature scholars to understand Creole in its historical, social, political, educational, and economic developmental contexts.

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This groundbreaking volume has the principal purpose of substantiating that HC [Haitian Creole] is a legitimate language that is vital in the education of HC-speaking students. . . .The strength of Read more...

 
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