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Timelines: Haitian Creole, Part I

In this edition of Timelines, we will explore the history of the slave revolt of 1791 while analyzing Haitian Pidgin and Creole. Pidgins are created when two or more distinct societies, each with their own native language, come into contact as adults and create a hybrid of their mother tongues in order to communicate. 3,503 more words
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Holmes Janet 2001 An Introduction To Sociolinguistics Pdf

A community of practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a craft or a profession. The concept was first proposed by cognitive anthropologist Jean Lave and Web oficial de la Universidade da Coruña. 195 more words


What's in a Name: Named by an Outsider

The study of names, or onomastics, is a linguistic field with close ties to historical linguistics and sociolinguistics. Our first article in what will hopefully become an ongoing series will deal with exonyms, which are names given to people, places, or languages by an outside source. 1,237 more words

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Canadian Linguistic Diversity Not Reflected by Telefilm

CBC has run a story called Language barrier: Why some of Canada’s diverse filmmakers are shut out of funding, which details how Canada’s main film funding agency, Telefilm, only funds films that are made in English, French or an indigenous language. 512 more words


Queerness in Linguistics (Who gets to study us? Part 2)

About one month ago, I wrote about some of the small frustrations that I encounter when I talk about my linguistics research. I described how it’s awkward at best (and demeaning at worst) when people make assumptions about my race after finding out that the Korean language and its speakers are my specialization. 2,000 more words


Dè na riochdairean a th’ ort?

Ma leughas tu na puist eile air a’ bhlog seo – gach fear dhiubh sa Bheurla thuige seo – chì thu gu bheil ùidh sònraichte agam ann an cùisean  1,331 more words

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Reminder: Rihanna's Multivocal Pop Persona

Rihanna is a globally successful artist with Caribbean roots who combines different musical styles and the performance codes associated with these genres. Her single “Work” attracted great attention and generated considerable media coverage. 141 more words