Haitian is a creole language born from the contact between French and African languages in a colonial setting. It was first spoken by African slaves living on large plantations who did not share a common language and it may have since evolved.
Herby's main goal is to describe the grammar of contemporary Haitian using the tools of modern linguistics. A secondary goal is highlight its similarities and differences with French, the language from which it evolved.
Herby Glaude: Aspects of the syntax of the haïtian
Supervisors are Prof. E. O. Aboh and Prof. A. Zribi-Hertz and co-supervisor is Prof. P.C. Hengeveld
The ceremony is open to the general public.