Creole and Dialect Continua

Creole and Dialect Continua

Standard Acquisition Processes in Belize and China (PRC)

eBook - 1997
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Although there is a substantial amount of linguistic research on standard language acquisition, little attention has been given to the mechanisms underlying second dialect acquisition. Using a combination of function-based grammar and sociolinguistic methodology to analyze topic marking strategies, the unguided acquisition of a standard by speakers of nonstandard varieties is examined in two distinct linguistic and geographical situations: in a Caribbean creole situation (Belize), with special attention to the acquisition of acrolects by native speakers of basilects, and in a noncreole situati.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©1997
ISBN: 9789027275868
9027275866
9789027252401
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 307 pages)

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