Caribbean language

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Synonyms for Caribbean language

the family of languages spoken by the Carib

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Pauline Christie's edited volume Caribbean Language Issues, Old and New (1996) was published in celebration of Alleyne's sixtieth birthday and his achievements in linguistics.
His seminal Comparative Afro-American: An Historical-Comparative Study of English-Based Afro-American Dialects of the New World (1980) uses principles of general linguistics and comparative dialectology to analyze the structures and histories of the Caribbean languages that emerged in the region as the result of European colonialism and the Atlantic Slave Trade.
While he was extremely interested in Caribbean languages, Alleyne asserted that to use Creole in his title would be irresponsible and only exacerbate the contradictions surrounding the term.
In addition, he taught in the doctoral program in Caribbean languages and literatures, which had only recently begun, frequently serving on dissertation committees and offering the core course Language and Literature of the English-Speaking Caribbean.
Yet without McKay's early Fabianist Jamaican "dialect" poetry united with his later Marxist incendiary sonnets, it is difficult to imagine the development of the Caribbean language verse of uprising, from the Ja "patwa" dub poetry of Linton Kwesi Johnson to the stirring lyricism of the Bajan Brathwaite himself.
The first three Caribbean Language Conferences held biannually in Trinidad and the one held in Guyana are examples of teachers and educators in the region coming together to find ways to improve the profession.
In the second part, "The Background to Caribbean Language," Richard Allsopp discusses the contribution of African languages to Caribbean creoles, and Hazel Simmons-McDonald revisits and refutes statements about the deficient nature of creoles and pidgins.
Although many of the social and language-based inequalities described by Craig still persist, it is clear that ongoing social change and language-based research are contributing to the destigmatization of Caribbean language practices and are generating new responses to and understandings of this context.
By contrast, all of the Caribbean languages are extinct [as are] well over half of the indigenous Central and South American languages.
Thematically, this issue addresses a set of interrelated questions: How do communicative processes give rise to shared understandings, and how do these processes vary between Caribbean languages and also between Caribbean culture and other cultures?
The CCET team also intends to explore other options for the recognition of other Caribbean languages.
One can therefore assume that seeing Lezama's and Harris's imagination as primary poiesis in two different Caribbean languages will set forth new inquiries about Caribbean cross-culture-specificities.
The Conference theme is Caribbean Languages and Popular Culture.
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