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ERIC Number: ED172579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 293
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Haitian Creole: Sound-System, Form-Classes, Texts.
Ferere, Gerard Alphonse
A synchronic structural description is presented of Haitian Creole as spoken in the Port-au-Prince-Jacmel area, concentrating mainly on phonoloqy and morphology. Historical information and commentary are presented on diglossia and illiteracy, two intertwining sociolinguistic problems of Haiti. A detailed analysis is presented of the Creole sound system, including exemplification and discussion of the phonemics and phonetics of the Port-au-Prince dialect. Front rounded vowels, affricates and nasals, and the systematization of descriptive features are discussed. A structural and functional analysis of the Creole form-classes is presented, and the determiner, the adverb, the verb, and the copula are given definitions and treatment in the analysis. Sixty pages of Creole texts in phonemic transcription are presented and annotated with sociolinguistic comments. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A