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Creole Languages and Urban Education: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century

Creole Language Workshop, Florida International University Day 2

Linguistics Program Florida International University

Thursday, November 17 and Friday, November 18

8am – 5:30pm

Wolf University Center (UC) 320

FIU – North Campus

Organized by Tometro Hopkins

The first Creole language workshop of its kind in South Florida.

Opening remarks Virginia Miller, Linguistics Program Florida International University,

Speakers: Geneva Smitherman, African American English from the Hood to the Amen Corner

Frank Martinus, Papamiento Its Emancipation its actual status its instrumentalization and its role in education

Velma Pollard, Language Imagination and the World Word of the Creole Speaking Child





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