24.908 Creole Languages and Caribbean Identities


Class Info

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 not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be 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.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 24.908 was rated 0.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT Department of Linguistics: Course Information site or on the 24.908 Stellar site.

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