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English and creole, a comparison


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English and creole, a comparison

  1. 1. English andCreoleA Comparison
  2. 2. Primary word order:Subject, Verb, ObjectEx: “ I kick the ball.”Similarities
  3. 3. English Creole• Inflection for tense • No inflection for tense• Inflection for person • No inflection for person• Add –s or –es for plural • Plural nouns determined nouns by context• 1 verb “to know” • 3 different verbs often translated to mean “to know”Differences
  4. 4. Common types of errors:“He walk in the park each day.”“I talk to him yesterday.”“All of the dog are in the yard.”Implications of Transferof L1 to L2
  5. 5. • Broussard, J. F. (1972). Louisiana Creole Dialect. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press.• Creole Languages (1983). Bicerton, D. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from• Haitian Creole Language (2009). Retrieved July 7, 2012, from Sources