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Shnukal, Anna – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2002
Imposition of English in Torres Strait and Cape York Peninsula (Australia) schools led to the development of Torres Strait Creole (TSC), now widely spoken. Common formal errors that TSC-speaking students make in written English are described and related to linguistic transfer. Cultural vocabulary, core cultural values reflected in TSC, and the…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Creoles, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language)