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I am doing a research paper on the minority language of Haitian Creole and was wondering if you had any books or articles on the topic. I need to

I am doing a research paper on the minority language of Haitian Creole and was wondering if you had any books or articles on the topic. I need to know unique characteristics of the language as well as why it is a minority language. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Depending on your teacher's requirements for "research," you may find the  following citation to a reference article available remotely through the GVRL  database  on the Resources Listing on our library homepage helpful

Haitian Creole Language,  page(s): 973-974. Word Count: 855.Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History Marc E. Prou . Ed. Colin A. Palmer .  Vol. 3.  2nd ed.  Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2006. 

"Haitian Creole, also known as Kreyòl, is a member of the French-based creole language groups with a considerable part of its lexicon coming directly from seventeenth-century French. Its grammar differs from French,..."

You can also retrieve 24 articles, 12 academic, in another database available through our library  homepage and listed under Resources by searching the OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson)

You can find these 2 databases at  http://www.nileslibrary.org/research . You would need a Niles library card to access these databases.

We  have 1 book on hand of possible interest Trip of the tongue: cross-country travels in search of America's languages which has one chapter of 20 pages on Haitian Creole as spoken in Florida. It is located on the 3rd level at 306.446 L778tr. There is also a language kit avaliable on learning Haitian Creole as well as a Children's book Bonnwit Kabrit, a Haitian Bedtime Story.

If you would like to place hold on any of the books, you would have to provide your library card number.

Neil O'SheaReference Librarian for follow-up please call Reference at 847-663-6603 or email me at noshea @nileslibrary.org.
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