West Indians and Their Language by Peter A. Roberts


West Indians and Their Language by Peter A. Roberts

The book concentrates on the following topics: The different varieties of language to be found in everyday West Indian society Differences in outstanding features of individual West Indian territories Information about the historical sources of West Indian English The difficulties of representing a predominantly oral culture in writing The orthography used to represent spoken language Various features of technology adopted by West Indians in methods of communication Language and the supernatural - an additional, new section The development of language education policy Some aspects of practice in teaching and learning in West Indian schools

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Previous books by the author: CXC English 978 0 521 42902 3 West Indians and Their Language First Edition 978 0521 359559

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248 pages


Peter A. Roberts
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Publication date

8th March 2007



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