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ERIC Number: ED140607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 17
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Creole Languages and Educational Development. Linguistic Communications: Working Papers of the Linguistic Society of Australia, No. 13.
Thompson, R.W.
An international conference on creole languages and educational development was held at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, from July 24-28, 1972. It was attended by scholars from Africa, Australia, Hawaii, the Caribbean region, the United Kingdom, the United States, and France. The papers presented were descriptions of a wide variety of creoles or recommendations for education and language planning. Most creole language studies are being made in the Caribbean area at the present time, and the majority of the papers dealt with Jamaican and Guyanese creoles and others of that region. Papers were also presented on one Asian creole, Malaccan Creole Portuguese, and the African creoles of West Cameroon, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Other papers dealt with such subjects as the influence of African-based creole pidgins on American dialects, the concept of pidginization-creolization with reference to Yiddish, the use of pidgin in Nigerian literature, English and Spanish in Puerto Rico, New World English, the acceptability of creolized English in the classroom, and the concept of competence with reference to four texts of children's speech in the Cayo district of British Honduras. (CFM)
Linguistic Communications, c/o Dept. of Japanese, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria, 3168, Australia
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia).; Linguistic Society of Australia.