Playing with Languages: Children and Change in a Caribbean Village PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Amy L. Paugh

Playing with Languages: Children and Change in a Caribbean Village

Berghahn Books
Publication date: September 2012
ISBN: 9780857457615
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Over several generations villagers of Dominica have been shifting from Patwa, an Afro-French creole, to English, the official language. Despite government efforts at Patwa revitalization and cultural heritage tourism, rural caregivers and teachers prohibit children from speaking Patwa in their presence. Drawing on detailed ethnographic fieldwork and analysis of video-recorded social interaction in naturalistic home, school, village and urban settings, the study explores this paradox and examines the role of children and their social worlds. It offers much-needed insights into the study of language socialization, language shift and Caribbean children's agency and social lives, contributing to the burgeoning interdisciplinary study of children's cultures. Further, it demonstrates the critical role played by children in the transmission and transformation of linguistic practices, which ultimately may determine the fate of a language.

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Playing with Languages: Children and Change in a Caribbean Village PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Amy L. Paugh
Berghahn Books, September 2012
ISBN: 9780857457615
EAN:  2370007147441
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $34.95 eBook price: $32.99
Playing with Languages: Children and Change in a Caribbean Village ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Amy L. Paugh
Berghahn Books, September 2012
ISBN: 9780857457615
EAN:  9780857457615
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $34.95 eBook price: $32.99