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8917: Books on Kreyol (HC) (fwd)
From: E Vedrine <email@example.com>
Many copies of these books are now available:
*Dictionary of Haitian Creole Verbs (with phrases and idioms)*
VEDRINE, Emmanuel W. 1992. 246 p.
A text book for learners of Kreyol / English and research on Kreyol.
*Dictionary Of Haitian Creole Verbs With Phrases And Idioms* by Emmanuel W.
Vedrine, 1992". Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, 11:2, 1996. "The
book under review is, therefore, a welcome respite, for it respects the
standard orthography and is quite systematic throughout… The Dictionary is a
guide for learners of both languages, for people who want to be bilingual
and for those who are interested in linguistic research. The excellent
balance of Kreyòl and English explanations should accomplish those ends. The
presentation is impressive for a book published independently by its author…
The Dictionary of Haitian Creole Verbs offers strong evidence that writing
Kreyòl is still perceived as a wide-open discursive field…". RICHMAN, Karen
and William L. Balan-Gaubert (Reviewed by).]
"Another achievement toward the emancipation of Haitian Creole language".
1993. "This pioneering *Dictionary of Haitian Creole Verbs With Phrases And
Idioms* by Emmanuel W. Vedrine (1992) is the result of many years of
linguistic research and methodological design undertaken by Emmanuel
Vedrine, a graduate researcher at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.
Specially, his book represents a new orientation in contemporary Creole
lexicography. His dictionary attempts to bridge the gap between theory and
practice, as a tool for improving Creole teaching and improving research in
contemporary Creole Studies… Vedrine gives a hint of his lexical enthusiasm
on the title of the book itself. His *Dictionary of Haitian Creole Verbs*
lives up to its name. In concise preface, Vedrine reviews recent
developments in Haitian Creole grammar. Vedrine succinctly discussed other
characteristics of the Haitian verb system from such familiar phenomena as
the short forms of: ale (al), vini (vin), rete (ret) to name a few. He also
identifies many Haitian Creole verbs that can be used as attributives in
some cases. He cautions the reader to use his dictionary with
circumspection, not as a manual of conversation but understand the quasi-to
understand the quasi-totality of Haitian verbs used in any aspect of life.
Using or reading Vedrine's dictionary will be a very pleasurable distraction
indeed and the reader / user will go away knowing what "deplancheye, jebede,
tyakannen, wouspete" is. He also refers to the so-called "vèb-marasa" (twin
verbs) such as "pote-kole, sote-ponpe, leve-kanpe" - For any creolophone who
needs a quick and complete reference in Creole and English will find
Vedrine's dictionary immediately useful, culturally rich, humorous and a
constant delight…". SEDRA]
"…Given the limited resources at his disposal, the linguistic tools Vedrine
has produced are noteworthy, in particular, his *Dictionary Of Haitian
Creole Verbs With Phrases And Idioms*. It is a very useful resource for
linguists, translators, and learners of the language. With regard to its
originality and overall quality, I would rank it as the best work on the
vocabulary of the language and right next to Freeman and Laguerre's
*Haitian-English Dictionary* and our own somewhat dated *Haitian Creole -
English - French Dictionary*. The high quality of the work is reflected by
its having been deemed worthy of review in the prestigious Journal of Pidgin
and Creole Languages. He is also a prolific author of literary and
educational materials in Haitian Creole. He would be an invaluable
collaborator to any project involving the description of Haitian Creole and
the preparation of various linguistic tools for the language." (Dr Albert
Rudy Professor of French, Italian and Linguistics Indiana
*Di yon vèb tire yon kont (riddles)*
VEDRINE, Emmanuel W. 1994. 102 p.
- From a verb, I'll tell you a riddle. - Riddles in Haitian Creole.
A text book for middle and high school level.
*Poetry in Haitian Creole* (a guide for beginners & translators)
VEDRINE, Emmanuel W. 1994. 75 p.
- Poems in Haitian Creole is a guide for beginners and translators of
Haitian Creole, including a Creole-English glossary. - "In *Poetry in
Haitian Creole*, Vedrine shows our people to be the descendent of an
inventive, badacious and courageous people. His poetry reflects the
appreciation that he carries for his homeland and, most of all, relishes the
pleasure of the Soul. - Vedrine is a poet who writes and speaks his mind… as
far as I can tell, practically always. He follows his own road, believes in
his own style and pursues his own dream, which are deeply rooted in the
Haitian dream. He refuses to separate himself from 'common Haitians'… (Tony
*Sezon sechrès Ayiti* (roman /novel - Season of drought in Haiti)
VEDRINE, Emmanuel W. 1994. 128 p.
- Historical novel on the problem of Haitian peasants (including their
migration to other islands, - A particular focus Dominican Republic.
A text book for high school level.
*Ti istwa kreyòl: Short stories in Haitian Creole*. [with illustrations]
VEDRINE, Emmanuel W. 1994. 115 p.
- A text book middle & high school level and for learners of Kreyol.
*Yon koudèy sou pwoblèm lekòl Ayiti*. (A look at the problems of schools in
VEDRINE, Emmanuel W. 1994. 117 p.
- "A look at the problem of schools in Haiti". - Essays & interviews on the
problems of schools in Haiti and interviews with some Haitian educators from
the diaspora. A text book for educators, students (high school and college
level) and researchers.
*Un stylo international* (poetry)
VEDRINE, Emmanuel W. 1993. 61 p.
- "Un international pen" - Poetry in 7 languages (including 26 in French, 12
in Kreyol, an essay in English. A text book for middle and high school
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