Is French a Creole Language?

dc.contributor.advisorBoerm, Michael
dc.contributor.authorBoudreaux, Ivan
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Science.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-02T22:24:04Z
dc.date.available2014-05-02T22:24:04Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.date.issued2014-05-02
dc.description.abstractCreoles are a unique clan of languages. Slaveholders needed a way to communicate with their slaves and vice-versa. In order to do this, a pidgin language developed in which only the bare essential of a language is used to communicate. Later, when the pidgin language develops native speakers, it is known as a creole. Creole languages have generally agreed upon structures that set them apart from other languages. Given these facts, I analyze similar grammatical structures and functions of French and Haitian Creole. I ultimately contend that French is not a creole language based on comparing its verbal morphology to that of Haitian Creole.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8983
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.subjectCreole.en_US
dc.subjectlinguisticsen_US
dc.subjectlanguageen_US
dc.subjectpidginen_US
dc.subjectHaitian Creole verb morphologyen_US
dc.titleIs French a Creole Language?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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