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a person of European descent born in the West Indies or Latin America

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a person descended from French ancestors in southern United States (especially Louisiana)

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a mother tongue that originates from contact between two languages

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Exploring the early history of Suriname, Norval Smith argues that the creoles of Suriname are an ideal test case for researching cross-linguistic influence because of the early removal of English, extended absence of another socially dominant language, comparatively early onset of the plantation economy and marronage, and an abundance of early documents.
The selections make it possible to investigate both variation across creoles with the same lexifier and variation across creoles with different lexifiers, she says.
There are Creoles at the lexical level in all languages.
Although thousands of Creoles and Cajuns still learned their French at home, thousands more would grow up without fluent knowledge of their cultural language as American radio and popular music, English-language newspapers, and school instruction in English began to crowd out any public or quasiofficial recognition of Louisiana French.
Many Creole speaking Islands are looking at our achievements and now, through this International Creole Institute, researches and those passionate about the world of creoles can work together for future generations.
He argues persuasively that from the early sixteenth century to the mid-eighteenth century, creoles and peninsulars collaborated and commingled at least as much as they competed, and that the purported conflict between the two groups was a late development, belonging mainly to the era of Ferdinand VI, Charles III, and Charles IV.
J'ai ete tentee de le faire au debut de mes recherches, face aux changements qui s'operaient en France hexagonale du fait des migrations passees et presentes ; j'y voyais aussi une opportunite de valoriser enfin les societes creoles.
Nevertheless, intellectual leaders of the movement joined forces with the Comite international des etudes creoles (CIEC) and the later-to-form pan-cultural, international activist organization, Bannzil Kreyol--made up of members from and designed to promote the French Creoles of the wider Caribbean and Indian Ocean.
Author Anthony (American studies, Occidental College) reviews Collins's life and traces the impact of historical changes on the lives of Creoles and African-Americans in New Orleans in the first half of the 20th century, drawing on social theory, oral histories, family records, and of course the photos.
In her debut novel, A World of His Own: In the Land of the Creoles, author Arlette Gaffrey dives deep into her own ancestry and into her birthplace's history to weave the story of Andre Raphael de Javon, an orphan in his 20s who lost his family to the French Revolution.
Additionally, a lot of what has been written about Creoles is absolute lies.
At its core the book discusses the internal struggle of Louisiana Creoles with mixed heritage to define themselves among family and friends, within local communities, and among Americans at large.
To what extent is the current use of this term itself the hybrid product of a dialogue between self-identified Creoles and non-Creoles?
This is followed by a brief study of characterizations of Creoles in several novels, such as Helena Wells's Constantia Neville; or, The West Indian (1800), Gustave de Beaumont's Marie, ou l'esclavage aux Etats-Unis (1835),Walt Whitman's Franklin Evans (1842), and Eugene Sue's Les Mysteres de Paris (1843).
Just as the early eighteenth century Moravian missionaries, in the Danish West Indies, inadvertently created a written Church Creole different from the oral original, in the next generation or two, I expect to see the development of a number of written "University Creoles" growing out of the difference between the oral basilects of the folk and the written mesolects of literate intellectuals.