Creole Discourse: Exploring Prestige Formation and Change Across Caribbean English-lexicon Creoles

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John Benjamins Publishing, 2002 M01 1 - 331 páginas
Creole languages are characteristically associated with a negative image. How has this prestige been formed? And is it as static as the diglossic situation in many anglo-creolophone societies seems to suggest? This volume examines socio-historical and epistemological factors in the prestige formation of Caribbean English-Lexicon Creoles and subjects their classification as a (socio)linguistic type to scrutiny and critical debate. In its analysis of rich empirical data this study also demonstrates that the uses, functions and negotiations of Creole within particular social and linguistic practices have shifted considerably. Rather than limiting its scope to one "national" speech community, the discussion focusses on changes of the social meaning of Creole in various discursive fields, such as inter generational changes of Creole use in the London Diaspora, diachronic changes of Creole representation in written texts, and diachronic changes of Creole representation in translation. The study employs a discourse analytical approach drawing on linguistic models as well as Foucauldian theory.

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INTRODUCTION
3
CHAPTER
15
The positioning of Creole in linguistic
23
in the anglophone Caribbean
37
CHAPTER 2
55
CHAPTER 3
86
CHAPTER 4
127
Changing
135
CHAPTER 6
217
Changing Creole
225
Conclusion
263
Works cited
269
Appendix
287
Name index
321
Subject index
327
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CHAPTER 5
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