LING 2902 Structure and Usage of French-lexicon Creole 1 (Patois/Kwéyòl) (1)

Pre-requisites: None

This course is part one of a programme which is a foreign language course for non-native speakers, as well as a course in structure, essential to later stages of undergraduate training in Caribbean Linguistics and in Francophone Caribbean Literature.

Knowledge of French is an advantage but it is not a pre-requisite. Students will be trained in oral and written expression and comprehension, as well as iinstructed in the structure of the language. Problems of orthography, standardisation and instrumentalisation will also be discussed.


Method of Instruction: 6 contact hours per week
Assessment: 100% in-course assessment

The top student in this course and LING 2903 is awarded the John Jacob Thomas Prize for French-lexicon Creole (Patois). See Academic Prizes. Find out about Field Trips.

Join the Annou Palé Patwa group on Facebook. Nnamdi Hodge, a graduate of our programme, launched Vini Chanté an Patwa (Come Sing in Patois), Trinidadian Patois Songbook and CD in 2009.