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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.

Event details of Describing the grammar of contemporary Haitian using the tools of modern linguistics
Date 24 January 2013
Time 12:00
Location Agnietenkapel

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.

PhD candidate and supervisor/co-supervisor

Herby Glaude: Aspects of the syntax of the ha├»tian 

Supervisors are Prof. E. O. Aboh and Prof. A. Zribi-Hertz and co-supervisor is Prof. P.C. Hengeveld

Agnietenkapel

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam

The ceremony is open to the general public.