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West Indians and their Language


  • Page extent: 248 pages
  • Size: 228 x 155 mm
  • Weight: 0.409 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 427/.9729
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: P381.W47 R63 2007
  • LC Subject headings:
    • West Indies--Languages
    • Creole dialects, English--West Indies
    • English language--West Indies
    • Language and culture--West Indies
    • Language and education--West Indies

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521696982)

  • Published April 2007

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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


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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