Haitian Creole-English bilingual dictionary
by Albert Valdman , Iskra Iskrova
Assistant Editors: Jacques Pierre , Nicolas André
Editorial Assistants: Benjamin Hebblethwaite , Frenand Léger , Emmanuel W. Védrine , David Levy , Mary E. Fessner-Tarjanyi , Thomas E. Davies
Project Coordinator: Deborah Piston-Hatlen
The English - Haitian Creole Bilingual Dictionary (EHCBD) aims to assist Anglophone users in constructing written and oral discourse in HC; it also will aid HC speakers to translate from English to their language. As the most elaborate and extensive linguistic tool available, it contains about 30,000 individual entries, many of which have multiple senses and include subentries, multiword phrases or idioms. The distinguishing feature of the EHCBD is the inclusion of translated sentence-length illustrative examples that provide important information on usage.
The primary function of the English-Haitian Creole Bilingual Dictionary (EHCBD) is to help English speakers speak and write Haitian Creole, the target language, by providing Haitian Creole equivalents of English words and phrases. Speakers of Haitian Creole may also use this dictionary to improve their oral and written skills in English as well as to extend their knowledge of the vocabulary of their own language.
782 pp., Hardcover
Publication date: 2007
Keywords: Creole , dialects , French , Langues créoles , Haïtien , English , Indiana University , Bloomington , Creole Institute , Haitian Creole , Kreyòl
Cat. #: B928
ISBN #: 9780929236063