Track 6: What is a creole language?

Definitions of creole as it applies to languages.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Introduction    Introduction to the series of tracks Play now Introduction
2 Caribbean French    People talk about the special flavour of the French spoken in Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Caribbean Play now Caribbean French
3 A French Caribbean speciality    A professor in Martinique describes a local speciality with an intriguing name. Play now A French Caribbean speciality
4 A creole story    A schoolteacher tells one of the local tales to his class Play now A creole story
5 The story continues    The end of the story about the keeper of the drum, the toad and the Good Lord. Play now The story continues
6 What is a creole language?    Definitions of creole as it applies to languages. Play now What is a creole language?
7 Creole language and culture    An explanation of the primacy of the spoken word in Creole and some traditions surrounding death in the French Caribbean. Play now Creole language and culture
8 A literary movement : La Créolité    Description of the late 20th Century literary movement, la créolité by one of its best-known authors, Patrick Chamoiseau. Play now A literary movement : La Créolité
9 Science Museum: Introduction    Explanation of the aims of the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie (Science and Industrial Museum) in Paris. Play now Science Museum: Introduction
10 Science Museum: children's zone    Shows various exhibits in the children's area of the museum where a hands-on approach is encouraged. Discusses whether girls and boys are equally interested in science and if the museum reaches the people it really wants to reach Play now Science Museum: children's zone
11 Science Museum: library    A look at the multimedia library within the museum - who uses it and why. Play now Science Museum: library
12 Science Museum: exhibitions on controversial subjects.    The exhibitions director describes how the museum creates exhibits on delicate or controversial subjects such as AIDS or energy.. Play now Science Museum: exhibitions on controversial subjects.
13 Exhibitions: Presenting abstract concepts    How the museum tackles displaying abstract scientific concepts and shows the unshowable. Play now Exhibitions: Presenting abstract concepts
14 Exhibitions: Packaging    A look at the museum's temporary exhibition on packaging: why the subject was chosen, how the display is created. Play now Exhibitions: Packaging
15 An interactive experience    Conclusions about the importance of interactivity and what the museum's management would like people to take away from their visit. Play now An interactive experience