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#4375: Sketch of Haitian Creole (fwd)
From: Michel DeGraff <degraff@MIT.EDU>
The following may also be of interest. Like the "Morphology in Creole
genesis" essay just advertised, this one is available for downloading and
Prepared for: _Comparative Creole Syntax_
John Holm & Peter Patrick, eds.
Westminster Creolistics Series, Battlebridge Publications, London U.K.
This paper was originally written during my CUNY postdoc year in 1993, and
recently got revised--which is as well: the 1993 version was embarrassingly
flawed in quite a few ways. But I suspect there is still some
(postdoctoral) foolishness leftover in the 2000 version---how much can one
really improve in a mere 7 years? So any feedback toward perfection is
Actually, both the "Morphology in Creole genesis" and the "Haitian Creole"
papers are part of long-term projects. So I'd very much appreciate
constructive comments on both papers.
Here are the addresses for the "Haitian Creole" paper. Same as before: PDF
PDF for Acrobat Reader (78,599 bytes):
Postscript (161,854 bytes):
P.S. The paper is 44-page long, including 6 pages of references---from
"Arends et al 1994" to "Vernet 1980". Borrowing a CreoLIST colleague's
word: "Parchment copies" are also available, to be sent via the postoffice
to those of us who, like me, are still climbing the digital canyon.
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