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Haiti in its Own Words: Social and Linguistic Perspectives on Haitian Creole

February 7, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A talk by Jacques Pierre, Visiting Lecturer in French, Haitian Creole and Culture in the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University. Born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Pierre studied Haitian Creole and French Applied Linguistics at the State University of Haiti. He trained as a lexicographer at Indiana University, worked for six years as Assistant Editor on the Haitian Creole-English Bilingual Dictionary (2007) published by the Creole Institute and received an M.A. in Translation Studies with a concentration in French and Haitian Creole and an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language, both for Kent State University. His book of Haitian Creole poetry, Omega, was published in 2012. Snacks and refreshments will be provided!

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February 7, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


FedEx GEC 4003
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States