LING 6201 Comparative Caribbean English-lexicon Creole

Pre-requisites: LING 1001, LING 1002, LING 2101, LING 2302 and LING 2402

In order to teach English effectively at the tertiary level in the Caribbean region, students require a course which gives them the exposure to the nature of Caribbean Creole languages, English-lexicon ones in particular. They need familiarity with their vocabulary and structure, the ways that they differ from the European language from which they have derived much of their vocabulary, and the historical processes linked to the development of these Creole languages. The course aims to have students compare Caribbean English-lexicon Creole languages, based on hands-on use of a range of data sources as well as the key academic works which describe particular languages and linguistic features.

Method of Instruction: 3 weekly seminar and practica hours
Assessment: 100% in-course assessment (1 short Research Paper: Comparative Analysis of 2 English-lexicon creoles, using some original data (5,000 words) - 40% and 2 in-course assessments 60%)

This course is part of the MA in English Language, and is normally offered in Semester 1. Find out about Field Trips.