LING 3201 Caribbean Dialectology (1)

Pre-requisites: LING 1001, LING 1002, LING 1005 and at least one Level II Linguistics course (LING 2302, and any of the Level II Theory courses, Phonological or Syntactic Theory, are strongly recommended)

This course examines the sociohistorical background and development of Caribbean languages, and their dialects as well as descriptions and analyses of contemporary Caribbean language structures. Theories such as the Caribbean continuum will be considered. Students will examine indigenous, creole and immigrant languages.

Method of Instruction: 2 lectures and 1 tutorial per week

Assessment: 40% in-course assessment, 60% final examination

The top student in this course plus LING 3202 is awarded the Douglas Taylor Prize for Caribbean Linguistics. See Academic Prizes. Find out about Field Trips.