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Author: Karen Richman
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Ann Pale Kreyòl is copyright the Indiana University Creole Institute, with permission for use granted by its director and senior author, Prof. Albert Valdman. Downloads are available from the Institute for:

Session Lecture
Materials
Language
Topic
Cultural
Topic
Reading Music and Video
1 Lecture 1
Syllabus
Introduction
Introduction


2 Lecture 2
Creole Syntax
Greetings, Personal Pronouns, Commands
Conquest, Colonization and Slavery
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 1
  • The Caribbean as a Socio-Cultural Area, pp. 17-31

3 Lecture 3
Lyrics: SIDA**
Greetings, Personal Pronouns, Commands, cont.
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 1
  • The Caribbean as a Social-Cultural Area, pp. 32-42
Music: SIDA by Ti Manno and Gemini All Stars
4 Lecture 4 Greetings, Short Forms of Pronouns, Commands Peasant Resistance
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 2
  • From Plantations to Peasantries, pp. 1-15, 20-22
Film: Haitian Song (preview)
5 Lecture 5
Peasant Economic and Moral Strategies
Strategic Flexibility in the West Indies

6 Lecture 6
Key Terms
Greetings, Short Forms of Pronouns, Commands French Subjects, Creole Others
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 2
  • "Creole Exceptionalism and the (Mis)Education of the Creole Speaker"

7 Lecture 7 Classroom Objects, Articles, Noun Plurals
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 3
  • The Linguistic Situation of Haiti


8 Lecture 8
Classroom Objects, Articles, Noun Plurals, cont.
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 3
  • Homelands in The Butterfly’s Way

9 Lecture 9
People and Places, Progressive Marker
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 4
  • School Days: pp. vii-ix, pp. 9-51

10 Lecture 10
People and Places, Progressive Marker, cont.
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 4
  • School Days, pp. 51-93

11 Lecture 11
Describing Activities, Possessive, Clothing
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 5
  • School Days, pp. 94-end

12 Lecture 12
Describing Activities, Possessive, Clothing, cont.
Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 5 Film: La Rue Cases Negrés
13 Lecture 13
Lyrics: Yele**
What’s Happening?, Possessives, Counting "Development" and the Exodus of People
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 6
  • Migration and Voodoo: Chapter 2
Music: Kannté, by Ti Manno and the Gemini All Stars
Music: Yele by Wyclef Jean
14 Lecture 14
What’s Happening?, Possessives, Counting, cont.
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 6
  • Migration and Voodoo: Chapter 2
Film: Life and Debt
15
Lecture 15
Midterm Review and Grammar Practice
Family, Demonstrative Determiner

  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 7
  • A Lavalas at Home/A Lavalas for Home
Music: Ayiti Demen
16 Midterm Exam:
Part 1, Creole Language




17 Midterm Exam:
Part 2, Haitian Culture




18 Lecture 18
Lyrics: Jaspora**
The Face, Negative Forms Migrants and Spirits at Home and Abroad
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 8
  • Mama Lola , pp. 1-20, 344-356
Music: Jaspora by Wyclef Jean
19 Lecture 19
Table of Lwa
The Face, Negative Forms, cont.

  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 8
  • Mama Lola, pp. 21-34, 79-92, 141-154
Music: Rhythms of Rapture: Sacred Musics of Haitian Vodou, Elizabeth McAlister, Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings
20 Lecture 20
Table of Illness
Chores, Timeless Verb Form
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 9
  • Mama Lola, pp. 203-240

21 Lecture 21
Chores, Timeless Verb Form, cont.
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Lesson 9
  • Mama Lola, pp. 241-170
Film: Legacy of the Spirits (preview)
22 Lecture 22 Telling Time, Definite Determiner
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 10
  • Mama Lola, pp. 271-311

23 Lecture 23 Telling Time, Definite Determiner, cont.
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 10
  • Mama Lola, pp. 312-344, 364-381

24
Doing Laundry, Spatial Prepositions, Questions Review and Discussion
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 11

25

Doing Laundry, Spatial Prepositions, Questions, cont. Review and Discussion Ann Pale Kreyòl Leson 11
26 Final Exam Review




27 Final Exam: Part 1, Creole Language




28 Final Exam: Part 2, Haitian Culture




** Song lyrics found online do not necessarily follow correct grammar, spelling, or orthography of Haitian Creole.

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