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Creole languages are frequently linked to a destructive photo. How has this status been shaped? And is it as static because the diglossic state of affairs in lots of anglo-creolophone societies turns out to signify? This quantity examines socio-historical and epistemological components within the status formation of Caribbean English-Lexicon Creoles and topics their category as a (socio)linguistic variety to scrutiny and demanding debate. In its research of wealthy empirical info this learn additionally demonstrates that the makes use of, capabilities and negotiations of Creole inside specific social and linguistic practices have shifted significantly. instead of proscribing its scope to 1 "national" speech neighborhood, the dialogue focusses on alterations of the social that means of Creole in quite a few discursive fields, reminiscent of inter generational alterations of Creole use within the London Diaspora, diachronic adjustments of Creole illustration in written texts, and diachronic alterations of Creole illustration in translation. The research employs a discourse analytical technique drawing on linguistic versions in addition to Foucauldian thought.

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