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The Resource Focus on the Caribbean

Focus on the Caribbean

Label
Focus on the Caribbean
Title
Focus on the Caribbean
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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; th
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Görlach, Manfred
Dewey number
427.9729
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE3302 .G384 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Holm, John
Series statement
Varieties of English around the world. General series,
Series volume
v. 8
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  • Creole dialects, English
  • English language
  • Caribbean Area
  • Creole dialects, English
  • English language
  • Language and languages
  • Caribbean Area
Label
Focus on the Caribbean
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Referencesaddresses of authors
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • FOCUS ON THE CARIBBEAN; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Introduction; The spread of English in the Caribbean area; REFERENCES; The decay of neo-colonial official language policies. The case of the English-lexicon Creoles of the Commonwealth Caribbean; Introduction; Language education policy; The legal system; The mass media; The political system; The Caribbean Lexicography Project; Solutions; Some general principles; The planning and development of Caribbean English-lexicon Creoles; The implementation of the use of Creole in official domains; Conclusion
  • TRANSLATIONREFERENCES; On writing English-related Creoles in the Caribbean; 1. Introduction; 2. Language politics; 3. Aspects of creole writing systems; 4. Aspects of readability; 5. Conclusion; REFERENCES; Social class and the use of language: A case study of Jamaican children; REFERENCES; Tracing elusive phonological features of Early Jamaican Creole; REFERENCES; Etymology in Caribbean Creoles; REFERENCES; The structure of tense and aspect in Barbadian English Creole; Introduction; The Bajan tense-aspect system; The semantic structure of the tense-aspect system of the Bajan verb
  • PROCESS versus FACTExtended PROCESS; PAST marking; Locative de; COMPLETIVE dun; Future and serial go; Conclusion; REFERENCES; Innovation in Jamaican Creole The speech of Rastafari; NOTES; REFERENCES; Notes on durative constructions in Jamaican and Guyanese creoles; 1. Introduction; 2. Interpreting the Durative Constructions; 3. On the origins of the durative constructions; 4. Conclusions; NOTES; REFERENCES; ADDENDA; Evidence for an unsuspected habitual marker in Jamaican; REFERENCES; English-Spanish contact in the United States and Central America: sociolinguistic mirror images?; NOTES
Control code
797919075
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (219 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027279132
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797919075
Label
Focus on the Caribbean
Publication
Bibliography note
Referencesaddresses of authors
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • FOCUS ON THE CARIBBEAN; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Introduction; The spread of English in the Caribbean area; REFERENCES; The decay of neo-colonial official language policies. The case of the English-lexicon Creoles of the Commonwealth Caribbean; Introduction; Language education policy; The legal system; The mass media; The political system; The Caribbean Lexicography Project; Solutions; Some general principles; The planning and development of Caribbean English-lexicon Creoles; The implementation of the use of Creole in official domains; Conclusion
  • TRANSLATIONREFERENCES; On writing English-related Creoles in the Caribbean; 1. Introduction; 2. Language politics; 3. Aspects of creole writing systems; 4. Aspects of readability; 5. Conclusion; REFERENCES; Social class and the use of language: A case study of Jamaican children; REFERENCES; Tracing elusive phonological features of Early Jamaican Creole; REFERENCES; Etymology in Caribbean Creoles; REFERENCES; The structure of tense and aspect in Barbadian English Creole; Introduction; The Bajan tense-aspect system; The semantic structure of the tense-aspect system of the Bajan verb
  • PROCESS versus FACTExtended PROCESS; PAST marking; Locative de; COMPLETIVE dun; Future and serial go; Conclusion; REFERENCES; Innovation in Jamaican Creole The speech of Rastafari; NOTES; REFERENCES; Notes on durative constructions in Jamaican and Guyanese creoles; 1. Introduction; 2. Interpreting the Durative Constructions; 3. On the origins of the durative constructions; 4. Conclusions; NOTES; REFERENCES; ADDENDA; Evidence for an unsuspected habitual marker in Jamaican; REFERENCES; English-Spanish contact in the United States and Central America: sociolinguistic mirror images?; NOTES
Control code
797919075
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (219 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027279132
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797919075

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