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Title: Bilingual Education among the Karipúna and Galibi-Marwono: Prospects and Possibilities for Language Preservation
Author: Jo-Anne S. Ferreira
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Institution: University of the West Indies at St. Augustine
Linguistic Field: Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Abstract: Kheuól or Amazonian (or Amapá or Amerindian) French Creole (AFC) is spoken by the Karipúna and Galibi-Marwono, indigenous Brazilians who also belong to the wider Caribbean French Creole-speaking world. They are bilingual in AFC and Portuguese to varying degrees, and language attitudes vary among groups and villages. Working alongside government agencies, religious organisations have been promoting a three year bilingual education primary school programme among these AFC speakers. It is through bilingual education that many Karipúna and Galibi-Marwono are exposed to Portuguese, the offi cial language and medium of secondary education. The paper offers an overview of bilingual education among these groups, considering the opportunities and challenges for language maintenance, government policies and the materials in use.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: In Migge, Bettina, Isabelle Léglise and Angela Bartens (eds), Creoles in Education: An Appraisal of Current Programs and Projects [CLL 36]. Amsterdam, John Benjamins, 211-236
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