ERIC Number: ED282435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Papers on Kriol: The Writing System and a Resource Guide. Work Papers of SIL-AAB, Series B, Volume 10.
Sandefur, John R.
Three articles on the orthography of Australian Aboriginal Kriol include: "Aspects of Developing a Writing System with Particular Reference to the Revision of the Kriol Orthography"; "A Guide to the Kriol Writing System"; and "A Resource Guide to Kriol." In the first two papers, issues of dealing with orthography in a language such as Kriol are discussed, the basis on which orthographic decisions have been made is explained, and questions still to be dealt with are presented. Issues include accommodating the continuum between light and heavy Kriol and the fact that it is an English-based creole spoken in an Aboriginal culture. The third paper describes available materials in and about Kriol. (MSE)
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Alphabets, Creoles, Cultural Context, Descriptive Linguistics, Ethnic Groups, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Information Sources, Language Research, Language Variation, Morphophonemics, Orthographic Symbols, Punctuation, Spelling, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Written Language
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Summer Inst. of Linguistics, Darwin (Australia). Australian Aborigines Branch.