it was argued that French was used as a social marker to perpetuate traditional social stratifications among Haitians and to project a better image of oneself. Third, the role of English was examined. Its primary functions are to enable one to secure a decent job and to establish a link with the outer environment. Additionally, it was noted that, in the case of Creole/English bilinguals, English can also be used as a social marker in an attempt to remove some of the negative attibutes generally associated with monolingual speakers. In the next chapter, some of these points will be further developed in the context of actual language use patterns and distribution.