Haitian Creole now! is a stand-alone grammar book, targeting specifically English speakers. It should serve as a valuable teaching tool for universities where Creole is taught, for students conducting research on Creole, and for anyone who wants a reliable reference book for learning the language. More than a compilation of grammatical rules, this improved edition includes a contrastive study of Creole and English grammatical structures, which enable learners to master the language at a
more efficient pace.
This comprehensive grammar book has 14 chapters, each addressing a specific subject. Readers will easily find rules relating to articles, verbs, prepositions etc. After each group of rules, exercises to test understanding follow. Answers to the exercises appear at the end of the book. With a supplement of 200 exercises and 100 proverbs, the book should help anyone wanting to learn more about the beautiful language of Haiti, communicate with its friendly people and appreciate its rich culture.
PRAISE FOR HAITIAN CREOLE NOW!
Considering the importance of a grammar manual in the esthetic and normative development of language, Rodney has given us a fantastic tool for the study of Haitian Creole. The book offers clear and streamlined instructions for students who want a new and direct approach to the language instead of the older language tools that have probably not taken them very far in the learning process.
For many centuries, Creole was only used as a spoken language. Written Creole is a relatively new experience. This grammar is an important tool for anyone who wants to learn the language from scratch, as well as for those who already speak it but who want to move from oral to written Creole.
This grammar was a valuable reference for my research on Haitian children living in Haiti & United States. The book provided great insight and helped me communicate clearly with my Haitian colleagues and research subjects. The author's simple and concrete approach to Creole caught the language's nuances while making the learning process easier.