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Fri Mar 17 2000

Confs: Miami Creole Lang Workshop Program

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  1. MIT2USA, Miami Creole Language Workshop Program

Message 1: Miami Creole Language Workshop Program

Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 07:19:20 EST
From: MIT2USA <>
Subject: Miami Creole Language Workshop Program


The Linguistics Program and African-New World Studies
with additional support from
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center




March 31 - April 1, 2000
8:30a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wolfe University Center (WUC)*
Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 N.E. 151st Street
North Miami, Florida
*Complimentary parking is available. Handicapped individuals who require
special accommodations must request assistance at least five working days in
advance by calling
(305) 348-2894/T.D.D. via F.R.S. at 1(800) 955-8771

Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University
Center (WUC) Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Thursday, March 30, 2000

8:15 - 9:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast, WUC Ballroom Lobby

9:00 - 9:10 Welcome
Dr. Joyce Peterson, Associated Dean, College of Arts & Sciences,
Biscayne Bay Campus

9:10 - 9:20 . Remarks
Dr. Carole Boyce-Davis, Director, African-New World Studies Program

9:20 - 9:30 . Overview of Creole Language Workshop
Dr. Tometro Hopkins, Coordinator, Creole Language Workshop

Moderator: Michelle Vincent
Dade County Public Schools

9:30 - 10: 15 Taking stock and moving on
Dr. Pauline Christie
University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

10:15 - 11:00 Speak pidgin, think pidgin, write pidgin?
Don't talk pidgin, don't eat tofu?
Dr. Suzanne Romaine
Oxford University , United Kingdom

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:00 p.m. Educating Creole Children for the Future Using Creole
Based Trilingual Education: A Project Description from San Andres,
Providence, and Santa Catalina
Dr. Ron Morren
Summer Institute of Linguistics, International

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch (Loggia)

Moderator: Dr. Ronald Kephart
University of North Florida

2:00 - 2:45 Signs of the Times
Dr. Ian Robertson
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad

2:45 - 3:30 From Acquisition to Learning: Insights on Bi-varietal
Language Acquisition with Potential for Classroom Use
Dr. Valerie Youssef
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad

3:30 - 3:45 Refreshments

3:45 - 4:30 Lectal Shifting and Orthographical Representation in
Creative Writing:
"Sonny Jim of Sandy Point"
University of Virgin Islands, St. Thomas

4:30 - 5:00 Discussion

Friday, March 31, 2000

8:15 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast, WUC Ballroom

Moderator: Caroline Bernard Stokes
Florida International University

9:00 - 9:15 Remarks

9:15 - 10:00 Cameroon Pidgin English in the New Millennium
Dr. Augustin Simo-Bobda
University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign/Yaounde
University, Cameoon, West Africa

10:00 - 10:45 Process Reading in a predominantly Creole Situation:
Implications for the Language Teacher
Florence Fortibui
Dallas, Texas/Cameroon West Africa

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45 A Modified Process Approach to the Teaching of Writing in
a Creole-Using Community: Implications for the Language Teacher
Gregory N. Ndikaka
Cameroon, West Africa

11:45 - 12:00 p.m. Discussion

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch

Moderator: Dr. Jean Robert Cadely
Florida International University

2:00 - 2:45 Language for education and standardization as factors in
language attitude ratings: Survey findings on Anglo-Nigerian Pidgin from
urban, southern Nigeria
Prof. Charles Mann
University of Surrey, United Kingdom

2:45 - 3:30 The Use of Belize Kriol to Improve English Proficiency
Dr. Ken Decker
Summer Institute of Linguistics, International

3:30 - 3:45 Refreshments

>From past imperfect to future perfect: creole studies and the
(mis-)education of the creole speaker
Dr. Michel DeGraff
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Introduction of Speaker: Dr. Yves Dejean

4:40 - 5:00 Discussion

Saturday, April 1, 2000

Moderator: Dr. Arlene Clachar
University of Miami

9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Remarks
Jan Mapou
Libreri Mapou & Sosyete Koukouy Miyami

9:15 - 10:00 How a Dying Language Can Serve the Future:
The Changing Role of Creole in Louisiana
Dr. Tom Klinger
Tulane University

10:00 - 10:45 French Creole Orthography - A Problem for Caribbean
Multilingual Lexicography
Dr. Jeannette Allsopp
University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados

10:45 - 11:30 The 'basilect', the 'mesolect', the 'acrolect' in Haitian Creole
Dr. Yves Dejean

11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 - 12:30 p.m. Creole language instruction in Haiti
Rachelle Doucet
New York University

12:30 - 1:15 Is there a need for monolingual Haitian Creole dictionaries?
Dr. Hugues St. Fort
New York Board of Education & Kingsborough Community College

1:15 - 2:00 One small step for language technologies, one big step for
implementing Creole language technologies into real-user environments
Marilyn Mason
Mason Integrated Technologies Ltd.

2:00 - 3:30 Lunch

Mason Integrated Technologies Ltd
P.O. Box 181015
Boston, MA 02118 USA
(617) 247-8885 (office & answering machine)
(617) 262-8923 (FAX) (e-mail)
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