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Title: Creole Discourse
Subtitle: Exploring prestige formation and change across Caribbean English-lexicon Creoles
Written By: Susanne Mühleisen
Series Title: Creole Language Library 24

Creole languages are characteristically associated with a negative image. How has this prestige been formed? And is it as static as the diglossic situation in many anglo-creolophone societies seems to suggest? This volume examines socio-historical and epistemological factors in the prestige formation of Caribbean English-Lexicon Creoles and subjects their classification as a (socio)linguistic type to scrutiny and critical debate. In its analysis of rich empirical data this study also demonstrates that the uses, functions and negotiations of Creole within particular social and linguistic practices have shifted considerably. Rather than limiting its scope to one "national" speech community, the discussion focusses on changes of the social meaning of Creole in various discursive fields, such as inter generational changes of Creole use in the London Diaspora, diachronic changes of Creole representation in written texts, and diachronic changes of Creole representation in translation. The study employs a discourse analytical approach drawing on linguistic models as well as Foucauldian theory.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and transcription conventions ix
List of tables and figures xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction. Creole discourse: Exploring prestige formation and change across Caribbean English-lexicon Creoles 3
Chapter 1. Defining language prestige: The positioning of Creole in linguistic and social parameters 23
Chapter 2. Forming language prestige: Caribbean English-lexicon Creoles as prototypical low prestige languages 55
Chapter 3. Negotiating language prestige: Towards a functional/discursive framework 93
Chapter 4. From speech community to discourse communities: Changing Creole representations in the urban diaspora 135
Chapter 5. From badge of authenticity to voice of authority: Changing Creole representations in writing 183
Chapter 6. From invisibility to register variation: Changing Creole representations in translation 225
Conclusion 263
Works cited 269
Appendix 287

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027252467
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xiv, 332 pp.
Prices: EUR 110.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588112977
ISBN-13: 9781588112972
Pages: xiv, 332 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 162