English and creole, a comparison

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English and creole, a comparison

  1. 1. English andCreoleA Comparison
  2. 2. • 15-years old• Moved to U.S. from Haiti in 2010• Lives here with her father while mother studies in Santo Domingo• Didn’t enroll in school for “a while” because she didn’t know EnglishStudent Information
  3. 3. • Speaks mostly Creole in the home• Sometimes speaks English with little brother and watches programs in English, which she feels has helped them to learn English• Mother speaks to her by phone mostly in Spanish, which she understands somewhat• Listens to music in Creole, French, and Spanish• Communicates on Facebook mainly in CreoleHome languageexperience
  4. 4. • Began school in U.S. in her 8th grade year• Loved her experience in her ESL courses and feels she learned a lot there• Has not had a wonderful experience at the high school level in 9th grade due to excessive absence by her ESL teacher and a parade of substitutes, resulting in inconsistencySchool Experience
  5. 5. Primary word order:Subject, Verb, ObjectEx: “ I kick the ball.”Similarities
  6. 6. 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 by context nouns • 3 different verbs often• 1 verb “to know” translated to mean “to know”• Various Pronouns • Only 1 pronoun for each number/ person combinationDifferences
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. • Wrong verb form• Wrong tense• Wrong tense• Missing possessive• Wrong pronoun• Missing article• Incorrect vocabulary• Confusion of verb with nounFindings of Student Writings
  9. 9. • Broussard, J. F. (1972). Louisiana Creole Dialect. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press.• Creole Languages (1983). Bicerton, D. Retrieved July 9, 2012, from http://www.ohio.edu/people/thomsoc/Creole.html• Haitian Creole Language (2009). Retrieved July 7, 2012, from http://ayitinou.com/learn-about-haiti/haitian-creole-language-.html Sources

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