Focus on the Caribbean

ISBN 9789027248664 | EUR 80.00 | USD 120.00
ISBN 9789027279132 | EUR 80.00 | USD 120.00
This collection represents an important contribution not only to creole linguistics but also to Caribbean studies and English dialectology. It contains eleven essays on the special development and present-day functions of English and Creole in the Caribbean, ranging from Central America to Guyana. Topics include the spread of English and Creole, Spanish-English contact, the reconstruction of early phonology, the semantics of syntactic markers, the impact of colonial language policies, language and class, and the speech of Rastafarians. Half of the contributors are from the Caribbean region; the others are from Europe, Africa and the United States.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G8]  1986.  viii, 209 pp.
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Table of Contents
Manfred Görlach and John Holm †
The spread of English in the Caribbean area
John Holm †
The decay of neo-colonial official language policies. The case of the English-lexicon Creoles of the Commonwealth Caribbean
Hubert Devonish
On writing English-related Creoles in the Caribbean
Marlis Hellinger
Social class and the use of language: A case study of Jamaican children
Dennis R. Craig
Tracing elusive phonological features of Early Jamaican Creole
Barbara Lalla
Etymology in Caribbean Creoles
Frederic G. Cassidy
The structure of tense and aspect in Barbadian English Creole
John D. Roy
Innovation in Jamaican Creole. The speech of Rastafari
Velma Pollard
Notes on durative constructions in Jamaican and Guyanese Creole
Salikoko S. Mufwene
Evidence for an unsuspected habitual marker in Jamaican
Pauline Christie
English-Spanish contact in the United States and Central America: Sociolinguistic mirror images?
John M. Lipski
Addresses of authors
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Cited by 3 other publications

Robert Burchfield
1994.  In The Cambridge History of the English Language, Crossref logo
Deuber, Dagmar
2013. Towards endonormative standards of English in the Caribbean: a study of students' beliefs and school curricula. Language, Culture and Curriculum 26:2  pp. 109 ff. Crossref logo
Holm, John A.
1994.  In The Cambridge History of the English Language,  pp. 328 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  86026896 | Marc record