Duke and affiliated university students can now register for Haitian Creole for the Recovery (French 199) or Creole/Kreyòl Studies II (French 193) with Haitian Creole linguist Jacques Pierre in the fall of 2010! Byenveni, Jak!
Prof. Pierre will teach the course sequence first developed by French professor Deborah Jenson and co-taught with great aplomb by Gaspard Louis, Reginald Patterson, Laura Wagner (and Jenson). Prof. Pierre has MA degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language and in Translation with a specialization in French and Haitian Creole; he has studied lexicography with Creole Linguist Albert Valdman and assisted in the Haitian Creole-English Bilingual Dictionary (Indiana UP 2007) that has set the scholarly standard in the field. He has also published, with Creole linguist Ben Hebblethwaite, translations of French literature into Creole.