Creole and Dialect Continua
Standard Acquisition Processes in Belize and China (PRC)eBook - 1997
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
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 307 pages)