Earlier Caribbean English and Creole in Writing

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Title: Earlier Caribbean English and Creole in Writing
Authors: Migge, Bettina
Mühleisen, Susanne
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5838
Date: 2010
Abstract: In research on Creoles, historical written texts have in recent decades been fruitfully employed to shed light on the diachronic development of these languages and the nature of Creole genesis. They have so far been much less frequently used to derive social information about these communities and to improve our understanding of the sociolinguistics and stylistic structure of these languages. This paper surveys linguistic research on early written texts in the anglophone Caribbean and takes a critical look at the theories and methods employed to study these texts. It emphases the sociolinguistic value of the texts and provides some exemplary analyses of early Creole documents.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter
Keywords: Creole literature;Creole dialects;Sociolinguistic research
DOI: 10.1075/veaw.g41
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Hickey, R. (eds.). Varieties in writing: The written word as linguistic evidence
Appears in Collections:Languages, Cultures and Linguistics Research Collection

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