Central American English
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This volume is about the Anglophone creoles to be found on the Caribbean coast of Central America (Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama), and its offshore islands (Providencia, San Andrés and the Caymans) . The study of these Anglophone varieties is comparatively recent and based on current field work from Belize to Panama. One of the interesting features that emerges is the tentative map of diachronic and synchronic relationsships among the Anglophone creoles of the Caribbean, as illustrated partly by the lexicon and partly by grammatical constructions. The studies in this book are based on phonetic transcriptions of speech acts in their social and linguistic context.
[Varieties of English Around the World, T2] 1983. vi, 184 pp.
Publishing status: Available | Original publisher: Julius Groos Verlag
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
ForewordR.B. LePage | p. 3
Acknowledgements | p. 5
IntroductionJohn Holm | p. 7
Belizean CreoleGeneviève Escure | p. 29
The Bay Islands English of HondurasElissa Warantz | p. 71
Nicaragua’s Miskito Coast Creole EnglishJohn Holm | p. 95
The Creoles of Costa Rica and PanamaAnita Herzfeld | p. 131
Creoles of the Off-Shore Islands: Providencia, San Andrés and the CaymansWilliam Washabaugh | p. 157
Addresses of Contributors | p. 184
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