Kwéyòl in Postcolonial Saint Lucia

Kwéyòl in Postcolonial Saint Lucia

Globalization, Language Planning, and National Development

eBook - 2011
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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.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2011
ISBN: 9789027284648
9027284644
9781283280464
1283280469
9789027252623
9027252629
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 316 pages)

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