Contact Englishes of the Eastern Caribbean
Contact Englishes of the Eastern Caribbean is the first collection to focus, via primary linguistic fieldwork, on the underrepresented and neglected area of the Anglophone Eastern Caribbean. The following islands are included: The Virgin Islands (USA & British), Anguilla, Barbuda, Dominica, St. Lucia, Carriacou, Barbados, Trinidad, and Guyana. In an effort to be as inclusive as possible, the contiguous areas of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos islands (often considered part of North American Englishes) are also included. Papers in this volume explore all aspects of language study, including syntax, phonology, historical linguistics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, ethnography, and performance. It should be of interest not only to creolists but also to linguists, anthropologists, sociologists and educators either in the Caribbean itself or those who work with schoolchildren of West Indian descent.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G30] 2003. xx, 322 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Map | p. ix
Preface | p. xi
IntroductionMichael Aceto and Jeffrey P. Williams | p. xiii
Defining ethnic varieties in the Bahamas: Phonological accommodation in black and white enclave communitiesBecky Childs, Jeffrey Reaser and Walt Wolfram | pp. 1–28
The grammatical features of TMA auxiliaries in Bahamian CreoleHelean McPhee | pp. 29–49
English in the Turks and Caicos Islands: A look at Grand TurkCecelia Cutler | pp. 51–80
Language variety in the Virgin Islands: Plural markingsRobin Sabino, Mary Diamond and Leah Cockcroft | pp. 81–94
The establishment and perpetuation of Anglophone white enclave communities in the Eastern Caribbean: The case of Island Harbor, AnguillaJeffrey P. Williams | pp. 95–119
What are Creole languages? An alternative approach to the Anglophone Atlantic World with special emphasis on Barbudan Creole EnglishMichael Aceto | pp. 121–140
Language variation and language use among teachers in DominicaBeverley Bryan and Rosalind Burnette | pp. 141–153
An “English Creole” that isn‘t: On the sociohistorical origins and linguistic classification of the vernacular English in St. LuciaPaul B. Garrett | pp. 155–210
The Carriacou Shakespeare Mas’: Linguistic creativity in a Creole communityJoan M. Fayer | pp. 211–226
Creole English on Carriacou: A sketch and some implicationsRonald Kephart | pp. 227–239
Barbadian lects: Beyond MesoGerard Van Herk | pp. 241–264
Eastern Caribbean suprasegmental systems: A comparative view, with particular reference to Barbadian, Trinidadian, and GuyaneseDavid Sutcliffe | pp. 265–296
Index | pp. 317–320
“This volume covers a wide variety of linguistic concerns and introduces data on many Caribbean varieties that have received little linguistic interest. This collection should be welcomed by all linguists who study is in the Anglophone Caribbean. There are chapters that will also be of interest to grammarians, phonologists, anthropologists, and sociologists.”
Ken Decker, SIL International
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