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Name: Edward  S. Mitchell
Institution: Macau Polytechnic Institute
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State and/or Country: Macau   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Creole French, Saint Lucian
Language Family(ies): Creole
Selected Publications: “St. Lucian Kwéyòl on St. Croix: How gender and education affect language choice and attitudes in a multilingual context.” In Arborescences : revue d’études françaises.
Identités linguistiques, langues identitaires : à la croisée du prescriptivisme et du patriotisme
Numéro 1, mars 2011.

St. Lucian Kwéyòl on St. Croix: A Study of Language Choice and Attitudes. (2010).
Newcastle, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

“French-Lexifier Creoles on Saint Croix: Language Choice and Attitudes towards St. Lucian and Dominican Creole”. In La Torre, Revista de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Vol. XII, Núm. 46, Octubre-Diciembre 2007.

“Médouze – Conteur Résistant: The role of Creole in the film ‘Sugar Cane Alley’”In La Torre, Revista de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Vol. IX, Núm. 32, Abril-Junio 2004.

“From La charca to Redentores: The political trajectory of Manuel Zeno Gandía” In Horizontes: Revista Literaria de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico. Vol. 1, Núm. 84, Abril 2001.

Announced on LINGUIST :  St. Lucian Kwéyòl on St. Croix
Courses Taught: Introduction to Applied Linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: St. Lucian Kwéyòl in St. Croix: A study of language choice and attitudes

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