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Author St-Hilaire, Aonghas.

Title Kwéyòl in postcolonial Saint Lucia : globalization, language planning, and national development / Aonghas St-Hilaire
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 316 pages)
Series Creole language library ; v. 40
Creole language library ; v. 40
Contents Kwéyòl in Postcolonial Saint Lucia; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Colonial background; 3 Kwéyòl cultural nationalism; 4 An Anglophone country in an English-speaking world; 5 The Francophonie and Créolophonie; 6 Government and democracy; 7 Literacy, the schools, and higher education; 8 The mass media; 9 The changing status of Kwéyòl; 10 The enduring attraction and assimilative power of English; 11 The role of French in the nation; 12 Conclusions and language planning implications; References; Index
Summary Can historically marginalized, threatened languages be saved in the contemporary global era? In relation to the wider postcolonial world, especially the Caribbean, this book focuses on efforts to preserve and promote Lesser Antillean French Creole - Kwéyòl - as the national language of Saint Lucia and on the legacy of colonialism and impact of globalization, with which English has become the universal lingua franca, as mitigating factors undermining these efforts. It deals specifically with language planning for democratization and government; literacy, the schools and higher education; and th
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Creole dialects, French -- Saint Lucia.
Language planning -- Saint Lucia.
Language policy -- History.
Language policy -- Saint Lucia.
Saint Lucia -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1283280469
9027284644 (electronic bk.)
9781283280464
9789027284648 (electronic bk.)