Devonish, Hubert St. L.
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Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy
On the writing of normative grammars for Caribbean creole language: The case of Guyanese creole
Acton, Thomas; Morgan, Dalphinis
Language, blacks and gypsies: Language without a written tradition and their role in education
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Whiting and Birch
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Argues from the assumption that Caribbean Creole languages can only become official languages in situations where normative grammars exist to function as a model for public and official language use. Proceeds, therefore, to identify linguistic concepts such as vowel quality and word order which already exist in the popular consciousness of users of Guyanese Creole. Discusses how these concepts are formulated in this language, and how these formulations can be used in the writing of normative grammars of the very same language.....