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Department of Literatures in English
Creolisation processes in linguistic, artistic and material cultures
Shepherd, Verene A.; Richards, Glen L.
Questioning creole: Creolisation discourses in Caribbean culture
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Also published by James Currey, Oxford, 2002
Attempts to analyze various Caribbean cultural configurations of the creolization process as a way of demonstrating its multiple, dynamic and paradoxical manifestations. Examines the creolization processes through the lens of 1960s and 1970s African language texts from the island of Trinidad. Findings indicate that ethnic clustering on plantations and in maroon communities encouraged native language function and that the language changes which have traditionally been highlighted as features of creolization were not only those resulting from the contact between European and African, but also from the contact among African people of different ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.....