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Playing with Languages: Children and Change in a Caribbean Village


On Sale Now! Free Shipping Included! Save 4% on the Playing with Languages: Children and Change in a Caribbean Village by Berghahn Books at Translate This Website. MPN: 20 illus. & tables, 3 maps. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Over several generations villagers of Dominica have been shifting from Patwa, an Afro-French creole, to English, the official language. Despite government efforts at Patwa revitalization and cultural heritage tourism, rural caregivers and teachers prohibit children from speaking Patwa in their presence. Drawing on detailed ethnographic fieldwork and analysis of video-recorded social interaction in naturalistic home, school, village and urban settings, the study explores this paradox and


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Over several generations villagers of Dominica have been shifting from Patwa, an Afro-French creole, to English, the official language. Despite government efforts at Patwa revitalization and cultural heritage tourism, rural caregivers and teachers prohibit children from speaking Patwa in their presence. Drawing on detailed ethnographic fieldwork and analysis of video-recorded social interaction in naturalistic home, school, village and urban settings, the study explores this paradox and examines the role of children and their social worlds. It offers much-needed insights into the study of language socialization, language shift and Caribbean children's agency and social lives, contributing to the burgeoning interdisciplinary study of children's cultures. Further, it demonstrates the critical role played by children in the transmission and transformation of linguistic practices, which ultimately may determine the fate of a language.

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Manufacturer:Berghahn Books
Part Number:20 illus. & tables, 3 maps
Publisher:Berghahn Books
Studio:Berghahn Books
MPN:20 illus. & tables, 3 maps
EAN:9781782385165
Item Weight:0.8 pounds
Item Size:0.56 x 9.02 x 9.02 inches
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Playing with Languages: Children and Change in a Caribbean Village by Berghahn Books

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