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The Creole Institute at Indiana University is recognized as the only center in the United States that is equipped to deal in depth with linguistic and related educational issues in Haiti . It specializes in research and training in the area of applied linguistics with a focus on French-based creoles. The Institute is also heavily involved in the study of French outside of France , especially varieties found in North America with special reference to Louisiana . The Director and Founder, Albert Valdman, is the author of two pioneering basic resources in these area published in France : Le créole: structure, statut et origine (1978) and Le français hors de France (1979). Since these publications, he has been at the forefront of creolistics and studies of North American varieties of French, developing course and reference materials through the Institute. The Institute’s most recent textbook, Ann Pale Kreyòl, is used widely across the United States in universities and other language institutions, and is available for purchase through this website, along with various audio materials and dictionaries.

 

The Creole Institute is very pleased to announce that it is reducing the price of two of its most popular Haitian Creole materials by 35%. Discounts are available for orders of 10 or more copies.

The  Ann Pale Kreyòl will be reduced to $22.50 (vs $35 original price);
The Haitian Creole Bilingual English Dictionary (HCBED) will be reduced to $37.50 (vs $57.50 original price).

 

Check out the Corpus of Northern Haitian Creole
The Creole Institute is proud to announce the release of the first publicly available corpus of spoken Haitian Creole. Recorded in 2007 with the support of NSF Grant #0542329, the corpus contains ten hour-long interviews with 20 Haitians from the Cape Haitian region, with audio and written texts available for each one. The interviews, which were conducted with adults and children from rural and urban areas, cover a wide range of topics of interest to scholars of anthropology, religion  folklore, and anyone else interested in Haitian Studies, including discussions of vodou, family life, traditional stories, and the lives of children. Scholars of Haitian Creole will also find this corpus extremely useful, with its faithful rendering of the particularities of Northern Haitian Creole, which abound in the ten hours of material. The text and audio of the interviews, along with a document explaining the transcription conventions, are available for free download below. Warning: Audio files are large, totalling 509 MB.

Audio files: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Text files: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

transcription conventions

Or if you'd like the files in a single download, click here.

 

 

 

To check out our NEW PROMOTION and our other Haitian Creole materials, please click here.

 


For more information about materials on French and Creoles in Louisiana and the rest of North America, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now available: FREE Sample of Ann Pale Kreyol, the best-selling textbook for English-speaking learners of Haitian Creole. To download sample pages in PDF format, click here. To download the accompanying audio files in MP3 format, click here. To order Ann Pale Kreyol materials, scroll down.


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Would you like to contact the Creole Institute?
Phone: (812) 855-4988

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E-mail us at   creole   @   indiana.edu


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