Carol Aru

Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS)

Carol Aru is a PhD student in the SFB project Speaker’s choices in a creole context: Bislama and Morisien (SFB Register A02) and in Research Area 3 ‘Syntax & Lexicon‘ of the ZAS.

Carol Aru’s research area is Bislama, a creole language spoken by the population in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. In particular, she studies the choices speakers make in a given situation between the different available linguistic variants. She also explores the different forms of Bislama that speakers may use depending on the situation or purpose of the dialogue.



A02 Speaker's choices in a creole context: Bislama and Morisien


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Publications & Presentations


  • Meyerhoff, Miriam; Aru, Carol; Veenstra, Tonjes  (2021) Changes in plural marking in Bislama In: Society for Pidgin and Creole Languages: virtual winter meeting [ViVo]