A Sociological Study of Rural Life in Haiti

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The purpose of this study Is to describe and analyze the basic sociological aspects of rural life in the Republic of Haiti. In gather­ing the data for the study, the writer used for the most part the empirical method of a participant observer and investigator. He has gained information from (1) a study both in the United States and in Haiti of existing literature and other secondary data pertaining to the problem, (2) a period of field research and study in Haiti, and (3) bis own experi­ences during three years of work in Haiti as a United States government official attached to the Government of Haiti.



The Nasalization of The Haitian Creole determiner La in Non-Nasal Contexts: A Variationist Sociolinguistic Study

This study focuses on the nasalization of the postposed determiner /la/ (LÃ) after an oral segment (e.g. chat la/lã [ʃatla/lã] ‘the cat’, and peyi a/an [pejija/ã), a linguistic environment where the nasal variants generally do not occur. In his 1991 pilot study, Valdman demonstrated that there was a correlation between younger middle-class Port-au-Prince speakers and the nasalization of the determiner when following an oral segment.

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