Trinidad and Tobago

ISBN 9789027247148 (Eur) | EUR 95.00
ISBN 9781556194405 (USA) | USD 143.00
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This volume describes the English and English Creole of Trinidad and Tobago. Sources from the early 19th through late 20th centuries are gathered from a wide range of materials: novels, editorials, advertisements, cartoons, proverbs, newspaper articles, plays, lyrics of traditional songs and calypsos, and oral interviews. Many of the older texts are now made easily accessible for the first time. The introduction includes descriptions of the historical background, the sound system, grammar and vocabulary, speech styles, social and linguistic interaction of Creole and English, and implications for education and spelling. The older sources demonstrate much closer links to other Caribbean English Creoles than previously recognized. The texts and recordings of oral interviews are invaluable resources for researchers and teachers in linguistics, Creole Studies, Caribbean studies, literature, anthropology and history.
[Varieties of English Around the World, T6]  1993.  xii, 368 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Maps of Trinidad and Tobago
List of Abbreviations
I. Introduction
II. Written Texts
III. Advertisements
IV. Cartoons
V. Proverbs
VI. Song Lyrics
VII. Oral Interviews (on cassette)
VIII. Bibliography/ Discography
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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