West Indians and their Language

West Indians and their Language

by Peter A. Roberts

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Overview

The book concentrates on the following topics: The different varieties of language to be found in everyday West Indian society Differences in outstanding features of individual West Indian territories Information about the historical sources of West Indian English The difficulties of representing a predominantly oral culture in writing The orthography used to represent spoken language Various features of technology adopted by West Indians in methods of communication Language and the supernatural - an additional, new section The development of language education policy Some aspects of practice in teaching and learning in West Indian schools

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521359559
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1988
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Language varieties in the West Indies, Creole English, Linguistic differences between the West Indian territories, Linguistic sources of West Indian English, Language and culture, Language in the classroom, Language education policy.

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