Over five years in the making,
this dictionary is an invaluable tool for English-speaking students of Haitian
Creole at any level of competence. Over 7,000 Haitian Creole entries include
sample sentences compiled from written texts and oral sources. The dictionary
is English-Haitian Creole with a reverse index. This project has been funded by
the United States Department of Education International Research and Studies
Program, Title VI. (600 pages, hard cover)
Ann pale kreyōl
Elementary and Intermediate Haitian Creole (1988, rev. 2001, 278 pages)
Ann pale kreyōl is a comprehensive set of teaching
materials designed to provide learners with a thorough grounding in the sounds,
grammar, and vocabulary of Haitian Creole. It includes 25 chapters, each
containing dialogue materials, grammar sections, and extensive practice
materials progressing from drill to communicative activities. Also included is
a guided introduction to the official spelling system, varied listening
comprehension sections, keyed exercises, and reading selections covering
aspects of Haitian geography and history. The book is illustrated with many
line drawings; a 1200 word Creole-English glossary is appended. Ann pale
kreyōl differs from its predecessor (A Basic Course in Haitian Creole)
by the use of the official (IPN) spelling, by the inclusion of drawings
illustrating objects and actions, and by a more accurate and authentic
portrayal of Haitian culture.
Ann pale kreyōl is the most comprehensive set of teaching materials available for Haitian Creole. Designed for persons who wish to acquire a working command of the language sufficient to communicate with monolingual speakers, it is eminently suitable for both use in formal courses as well as for self-instruction. 2001 Revised Edition now available.
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A complete set of recordings to accompany the text is available as a 10-CD set. These recordings contain nearly all the material in the text. A two CD recording is also available. These contain the dialogues and listening comprehension for each lesson. (Note the 'Koute Byen' section is not included in this set)
All of these materials have been
extensively tested by use with several U.S. Peace Corps groups in
This Dictionary represents the first attempt to provide access to the lexicon of Haitian Creole by way of English and French. The dictionary was prepared with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and was first published in 1981.
The dictionary consists of two volumes. Volume I contains more than 10,000 entries providing English and French glosses and illustrative use of Creole words. Volume II, The French-Creole and English- Creole indexes, may be used by speakers of French and English as aids in the production of Haitian Creole sentences.
The two volumes may be purchased
as a set, or individually. However, they
are no longer in print. If you still wish to purchase these instead of the
newest, up-to-date dictionaries published by the Institute, you may contact us at
the e-mail address listed at the bottom of the page.
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This is the only comprehensive dictionary
of Louisiana French Creole! This dictionary provides English and French meaning
equivalents and Creole contextual examples. It also contains two indexes:
French-Creole and English-Creole. This project has been funded by the National
Endowment for the Humanities, grant RT21614-94. (656 pages, hard cover).
This dictionary is no longer in print. If you wish to purchase it, you may contact us via e-mail or phone listed at the bottom of the page.
With this CD-ROM, those who are
interested in Louisiana French will be able not only to consult a
representative list of terms from the language’s lexicon and to read
texts illustrating how the language is used in everyday communicative
interactions, but also to hear the speech of French-speaking Louisianians. This
CD-ROM brings together 35 transcribed texts totaling 155 pages from which we
have taken over 100 minutes of oral excerpts, some from interviews recorded on
site, others from radio archives. The whole collection covers the speech of 32
towns in 13 parishes of the French-speaking Triangle. This project has been
funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation
and Access, grant #PA-23298-99.
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