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.