Pierre Vernet

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Pierre Vernet
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Born(1943-03-21)21 March 1943
Lascahobas, Haiti
Died12 January 2010(2010-01-12) (aged 66)
Academic background
Alma mater Paris Descartes University (PhD)
Thesis Langues, éducation et société en Haïti (1984)
Institutions Université d'État d'Haïti

Pierre Vernet (21 March 1943 – 12 January 2010) [1] was a Haitian linguist and lexicographer, who created the Center for Applied Linguistics in Port-au-Prince. He was instrumental in standardizing Haitian Creole (Krèyol) spelling as an aid to literacy, and the elaboration of French-Krèyol lexicons of terminology. He also published dictionaries with Alain Bentolila  [ fr ] and with Bryant Freeman.

Vernet went to high school at Petit Séminaire Collège Saint-Martial before beginning studies at Paris Descartes University, where he would eventually earn his doctorate. [1]

On 12 January 2010, Vernet died in the 2010 Haitian earthquake on 12 January 2010, while serving as the dean of the Applied Linguistics department of the Université d'État d'Haïti. [2] [3]


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  3. Confiant, Raphaël (16 January 2010). "Décès de Pierre Vernet : la créolistique en deuil…". Potomitan (in French).