Language Reclamation: French Creole Language Teaching in the UK and the Caribbean

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Multilingual Matters, 1996 - Foreign Language Study - 138 pages
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Nwenmely (community studies, U. of Reading) first attended then taught London classes in Kweyol, an Afro-French creole. She draws on her experience and other sources to describe the origins and development of classes there and in the eastern Caribbean. She also discusses the linguistic and social reasons people study the language, the written support such as dictionaries and grammars, the role of standardization, and questions of assessment and accreditation. No index. Distributed in the US by Taylor and Francis. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Kweyol in the Caribbean
15
The Kweyol Speech
37
A Critical Ethnography
43
Teaching and Learning Kweyol in London
55
Resources for Learning
69
Accrediting the Kweyol Classes
95
You Must Survive
104
The Kweyol Test
117
References
131
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Hubisi Nwenmely was born in St Lucia and came to the UK at the age of nine. She has been involved in Kweyol classes in London since the mid-1980s. She is currently a lecturer in the Department of Community Studies at the University of Reading.

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