LING 3202 Creole Linguistics (2)

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 attempts to develop specific knowledge of the nature of Creole languages. Students are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of the history and development of these languages across the world but more specifically those of the Caribbean area. Students are also expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of the processes of civilisation of language as well as of the phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic characteristics of specific Creoles. Field exercises will be used to promote a greater appreciation of the links of this course to day-to-day existence in one or more selected communities.

Method of Instruction: 2 lectures and 1 tutorial per week
Assessment: 40% in-course assessment, 60% final examination

Basic Reading List

Holm, John. An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.


More Information

The top student in this course plus LING 3201 is awarded the Douglas Taylor Prize for Caribbean Linguistics. See Academic Prizes. Find out about Field Trips.