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Wed Jul 2 2003

Books: Pidgins & Creoles, English: Aceto, Williams

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  1. paul, Contact Englishes of the Eastern Caribbean: Aceto, Williams (eds)

Message 1: Contact Englishes of the Eastern Caribbean: Aceto, Williams (eds)

Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 14:23:24 +0000
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Subject: Contact Englishes of the Eastern Caribbean: Aceto, Williams (eds)

Title: Contact Englishes of the Eastern Caribbean
Series Title: Varieties of English Around the World G30
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Michael Aceto, East Carolina University 
Editor: Jeffrey P. Williams, Cleveland State University 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588113639, Pages: xx, 322 pp., Price: USD 120.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027248907, Pages: xx, 322 pp., Price: EUR 120.00

Contact Englishes of the Eastern Caribbean is the first collection to
focus, via primary linguistic fieldwork, on the underrepresented and
neglected area of the Anglophone Eastern Caribbean. The following
islands are included: The Virgin Islands (USA & British), Anguilla,
Barbuda, Dominica, St. Lucia, Carriacou, Barbados, Trinidad, and
Guyana. In an effort to be as inclusive as possible, the contiguous
areas of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos islands (often
considered part of North American Englishes) are also included. Papers
in this volume explore all aspects of language study, including
syntax, phonology, historical linguistics, dialectology,
sociolinguistics, ethnography, and performance. It should be of
interest not only to creolists but also to linguists, anthropologists,
sociologists and educators either in the Caribbean itself or those who
work with schoolchildren of West Indian descent.

Table of contents

Map ix 
Preface xi 
 Michael Aceto and Jeffrey P. Williams xiii 
Defining ethnic varieties in the Bahamas: Phonological accommodation
in black and white enclave communities
 Becky Childs, Jeffrey Reaser and Walt Wolfram 1-28 
The grammatical features of TMA auxiliaries in Bahamian Creole 
 Helean McPhee 29-49 
English in the Turks and Caicos Islands: A look at Grand Turk 
 Cecilia Cutler 51-80 
Language variety in the Virgin Islands: Plural marking 
 Robin Sabino, Mary Diamond and Leah Cockcroft 81-94 
The establishment and perpetuation of Anglophone white enclave
communities in the Eastern Caribbean: The case of Island Harbour,
 Jeffrey P. Williams 95-119 
What are Creole languages? An alternative approach to the Anglophone
Atlantic world with special emphasis on Barbudan Creole English
 Michael Aceto 121-140 
Language variation and language use among teachers in Dominica 
 Beverley Bryan and Rosalind Burnette 141-153 
An "English Creole" that isn't: On the sociohistorical origins and
linguistic classiffication of the vernacular English of St. Lucia
 Paul B. Garrett 155-210 
The Carriacou Shakespeare Mas': Linguistic creativity in a Creole
 Joan M. Fayer 211-226 
Creole English on Carriacou: A sketch and some implications 
 Ronald Kephart 227-239 
Barbadian lects: Beyond meso 
 Gerard van Herk 241-264 
Eastern Caribbean suprasegmental systems: A comparative view with
particular reference to Barbadian, Trinidadian, and Guyanese
 David Sutcliffe 265-296 
References 297-315 
Index 317-320

Lingfield(s): Pidgins & Creoles (Sociolinguistics)
Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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