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Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
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Devonish, Hubert St. L.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy
Article Title
Ruuts langgwij, nyuu taim sapii an fiilinz fo Neeshan
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Kyk-over-al
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Date of Publication
1998
Volume ID
48
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136-63
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Abstract
Written in Creolese (Guyanese Creole), explores the issue of the link between national consciousness, on the one hand, and that of the language consciousness on the other. Examines, with reference to cases such as the Sundiata epic of association with the Mali empire in West Africa, the central role which developing a national consciousness plays. Argues that this should inform language policy and practice in Creole speaking countries of the Caribbean such as Guyana.....
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