CAN Upcoming Events

From one of our fellow Canadian-focused Bay area organizations.


Canadian Studies Upcoming Events
March 7 Colloquium:
On a Lesser Known Montreality:
French Among the City’s Haitian Youth
Luc Baronian
Associate Professor, Linguistique & langues modernes
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Haitian Creole possesses certain features in common with French as spoken in Montréal. For example, both spoken languages affricate /t, d/ before high front vowels, both contain traces of a former palatalization, both have a progressive marker based on the word for ‘after’ and both share certain Amerindian borrowings such as “boucane / boukan”. For nearly half a century now, a modern Haitian community has taken strong roots in Montréal. Being concentrated in neighborhoods such as Saint-Michel and Montréal-Nord has allowed Haitian Creole to influence the local vernacular French in its phonology and lexicon. In this talk, I enumerate several of these influences and pay particular attention to examples taken from hip-hop lyrics demonstrating the consolidation of an identity common to the youth speaking a Haitian-influenced version of Montréal French.
Colloquium events are free and open to everyone. No RSVP is required.
On a Lesser Known Montreality: French Among the City’s Haitian Youth
12:00 NoonWednesday March 7, 223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley
April 13 Save The Date
2018 Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture in
Canadian Studies
Elizabeth May, MP
Leader, Green Party of Canada
Friday April 13, 2018
University of California, Berkeley
Exact hour and location TBA
Spring 2018
Colloquium Series
Free | Open to Everyone
223 Moses Hall
Wednesday March 7, 12:00 Noon
On a Lesser Known Montreality: French Among the City’s Haitian Youth
Prof. Luc Baronian (Linguistique & Langues Modernes, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi)
Wednesday March 21, 12:00 Noon
Game Changers: Economics, Politics, and the Transformation of the Canadian Spectator Sport Business
Prof. Neil Longley (Economics & Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Friday April 27, 5:00 PM
The Influence of Immigration on Tourism – The Case of Canada
Prof. Frederic Dimanche (Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ryerson University)
Co-Sponsored by the Tourism Studies Working Group
Colloquium events are free, and open to everyone. No ticket or RSVP is required.
The Canadian Studies Colloquium Series is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
L’Association des Québécois dans la Bay Area vous convie à un repas traditionnel de cabane à sucre, 2ème édition!
Quand : Dimanche 15 avril 2018
Endroit : Garden House @ Shoup Park, 400 University Ave, Los Altos
Prix : 40$ adultes, 17$ enfants (3-12 ans), gratuit pour 3 ans et moins.
Via PayPal ou Venmo
Déroulement de la journée:
11h-12h: Arrivée & jeu familial
12h: Repas traditionnel
14h-15h: Tire sur la neige, musique & activités!
Billets :
Les places sont limitées.
Venmo (username : bourdeauv)
Inscrivez le nombre d’adultes, d’enfants de votre famille ainsi que leurs noms! Je vous enverrai un email de confirmation qui vous sera votre « billet officiel ».
On espère vous y voir en grand nombre encore cette année!
Mélanie Hinse
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL

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