Trinidad and Tobago, Volume 1

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John Benjamins Publishing, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 369 pages
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This volume describes the English and English Creole of Trinidad and Tobago. Sources from the early 19th through late 20th centuries are gathered from a wide range of materials: novels, editorials, advertisements, cartoons, proverbs, newspaper articles, plays, lyrics of traditional songs and calypsos, and oral interviews. Many of the older texts are now made easily accessible for the first time. The introduction includes descriptions of the historical background, the sound system, grammar and vocabulary, speech styles, social and linguistic interaction of Creole and English, and implications for education and spelling. The older sources demonstrate much closer links to other Caribbean English Creoles than previously recognized. The texts and recordings of oral interviews are invaluable resources for researchers and teachers in linguistics, Creole Studies, Caribbean studies, literature, anthropology and history.
  

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Contents

WRITTEN TEXTS
75
ADVERTISEMENTS
201
CARTOONS
219
PROVERBS
235
SONG LYRICS
253
RECORDED ORAL INTERVIEWS
289
BIBLIOGRAPHY
347
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