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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
Devonish, Hubert St. L.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy
Title, Analytic
On the writing of normative grammars for Caribbean creole language: The case of Guyanese creole
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Author, Monographic
Acton, Thomas; Morgan, Dalphinis
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Language, blacks and gypsies: Language without a written tradition and their role in education
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London
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Whiting and Birch
Date of Publication
2000
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52-58
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Abstract
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.....
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