CAAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Section: 003
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course provides a thorough introduction to the study of pidgin and creole languages. First, we will overview the socio-historical context of their development and critically evaluate the various theories of creole genesis including the role of first and second language acquisition in their formation. Then, we will explore the cognitive processes at work in creole formation and the resulting linguistic properties present in the lexical and grammatical domains. The status of creoles, their use in Education and the implications for language planning are also examined. The case studies we will explore include but are not limited to Jamaican, Haitian, Cape Verdean, Guinea-Bissau Creole, Papiamentu, St Kitts Creole, Barbadian, Negerhollands, Bahamian, Belizean, Palenquero, Berbice-Dutch, Sranan, Saramaccan, Guyanese and Lesser Antillean.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • Final paper 40% (10-15 page-research paper)
  • Midterm paper 30% (5-10 page-research paper)
  • Abstract 20%
  • Class participation and attendance 10%

Main textbook Pidgins and Creoles: An Introduction by Jacques Arends, Pieter Muysken and Norval Smith (eds.). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Creole Language Library 15. 1994.

The textbook will be complemented by an extensive bibliography of primary and seminal readings in the field of pidgin and creole languages.

CAAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
11037
Open
2
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Dealing with the Best and Doing Justice in Africa.
002 (SEM)
P
23660
Open
2
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Race and Science Fiction
003 (SEM)
P
28179
Open
15
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section 003: Meets with Ling 394
004 (LEC)
 
28671
Open
22
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 004: Meets with AC 301.005 and Hist 393
005 (DIS)
P
28672
Open
4
 
-
Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Section 005: Meets with AC 301.006 and Hist
006 (DIS)
P
28673
Open
15
 
-
W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Section 006: Meets with AC 301.007 and Hist
007 (DIS)
P
28674
Open
2
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 007: Meets with AC 301.008 and Hist
009 (SEM)
P
32962
Open
5
 
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W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Section 009: Meets with WS 342.
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