English-based creole languages

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  • Secret History By Mary Hassal's Secret History

    Caribbean. Because of this, it can be inferred that she is a spy from the U.S. even though she may not know it. Her observations are about what life is like for the Creoles, and non-Creoles, the positions of women in society, and what life was like in the urban areas and in the rural areas. The Creole’s life in St. Domingue before the revolution was good for some of the Creoles. Hassel comments on “One of them, whose annual income before the revolution was fifty thousand dollars … now lives in a…

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  • Hawaii Language

    Language is a Form of Communication, Nothing More, Nothing Less. “It is necessary to consider the positive social value of all types of language. Speakers of Creole languages should never be perceived as mere casualties of insularity, ignorance, and social isolation. The history of Hawaii Creole English has inspiring accounts of resourcefulness, intellect, and competence that both reflect and sustain local Hawaii culture” (Kanae 58). Movement of the tongue, the flowing of air in and out of…

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  • The Vulture Poem Analysis

    Maya Angelou, a renowned American poet once said ‘We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated’. Being a poet of African descent, she was able to manifest this in her poems by making a connection to Africa and its history. Similarly, David Diop, a contemporary of Angelou was of African descent but he was born and raised in France. Even so, he spent a significant amount of time in West Africa which helped him connect with his mother nation. His works were mainly on political…

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  • The Importance Of Standard Language In Schools

    America possess a variety of English dialects, creoles, and accents. However, not all of these students are aware of the differences between their way of speaking and Standard American English or SAE. Although one’s English dialect or creole is valuable and functional in their home and community, increasing one’s proficiency in SAE for use in the educational setting will add to their “toolkit” of skills but may also require support. Explanation of Standard Language, Dialects, and Creoles…

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  • Stereotypes In Haiti

    Stereotypes are generalizations or assumptions that people make about a group of people, based on an image about what people in that group are really like. “The media plays a prominent role in shaping public perception of foreign countries, and such stereotypes of Haiti can often be found across the spectrum of the U.S. media, according to UConn professor of public policy Thomas Craemer. This is a problem, he says, not only because those epithets can paint a misleading picture, but because they…

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  • Personal Narrative: Going To Haiti

    We flew into mainland Haiti, but the village we go to, Sous A Philippe, is on a little island called La Gonave about 6 miles off of the mainland coast. So we took a 6 hour boat ride out on the bluest water I have ever seen. Arriving on the island was surreal. Seeing the village and the people for the first time was overwhelming. They greeted us with such warmth. The children know no stranger; they immediately ran up to us, took our hands, and started babbling on in Haitian creole (their native…

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  • Personal Narrative: I Am Haiti

    It is often interesting viewing your world and reality through the eyes of other people, listening as they decipher and make assumptions, none all that accurate, about the facts, while you 're left to live those facts. Americans have a lot of opinions about Haiti and about as many questions too. As soon as people know that I’m Haitian, I get flooded with questions that I highly doubt they want the answers to: “Why is Haiti so poor?” “Do you do voodoo?” “Where does all the relief money go?” “Why…

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  • Volunteer Or Internship Experience: Ethical Dilemmas In The Workplace

    Social Problem There is not enough services and support for employed, low income adults. I came to realize this issue because there was a time in my life when I was homeless, and I was practically told that there would be no immediate help available to me since there are no adults under the age of 18 who live in the same household as myself. My mother and I were evicted from our home in December 2014, just a few days before New Year 's Day. For confidentiality, I will refer to my mother as…

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  • Essay On Haitian American Culture

    government. With the lack of a peaceful government and the abuse of the resources by upper classes, Haiti has now become one of the poorest Western countries. The Haitian American culture has a unique circumstance compared to the surrounding cultures of other Caribbean islands. The two official languages of Haiti are French and Creole. Like many other French colonies, French is used mostly by the upper classes and used for majority of literacy and other works and Creole is used by all the lower…

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  • Pidgins And Creoles Analysis

    Creole Pidgins and creoles are used in third world nation. Both of them are occurred in response in order to change in the political and social environment of the community where they are spoken in. Nowadays, over one hundred pidgins and creoles are spoken around the world, but different languages. Actually, most pidgins and creoles are based on European languages, mostly on English, Spanish and French. Also, in Egypt and Arab countries there are some groups of people whom spoke mixed of…

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