24.908 Creole Languages and Caribbean Identities
Caribbean Creole languages result from language contact via colonization and the slave trade. Explores creolization from cognitive, historical and comparative perspectives and evaluates popular theories about "Creole genesis" and the role of language acquisition. Also explores non-linguistic creolization in literature, religion and music in the Caribbean and addresses issues of Caribbean identities by examining Creole speakers' and others' beliefs toward Creole cultures. Draws comparisons with aspects of African-American culture.
This class has no prerequisites.
24.908 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by M. DeGraff.
Lecture occurs 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Wednesdays in 32-D769.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-H.
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