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Reassembling the fragments : voice and identity in Caribbean discourse

Author: Paula Morgan; Valerie Youssef; Barbara Lalla; Ian Robertson
Publisher: Kingston, Jamaica : University of the West Indies Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This edited collection brings together the work of scholars in the field of Caribbean literary and linguistic study. Its genesis was the University of the West Indies 2011 commemorative conference in honor of recently retired professors Bridget Brereton, Barbara Lalla and Ian Robertson. This volume engages the seminal work done by Lalla and Robertson with focus on their contributions to theoretical constructs,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Morgan; Valerie Youssef; Barbara Lalla; Ian Robertson
ISBN: 9766404100 9789766404109
OCLC Number: 857711938
Description: vi, 198 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. Reassembling the fragments : the burden of the Antilles / Paula Morgan --
Part 1. Tributes and critical appraisals. 1. Challenging the old and exploring the new : a tribute to Ian Robertson / Donald Winford --
2. Barbara Lalla : a trandisciplinary intellectual / Velma Pollard --
3. Towards a "wholeness of vision": criticism Lalla's way / Jennifer Rahim --
4. Code-switching phenomena in oral and scribal discourse : Lalla's contribution / Valerie Youssef --
5. Restoring the shattered nation-family in Lalla's Arch of fire / Paula Morgan --
6. Ian Robertson : re-visioning the Creole voice / Valerie Youssef --
7. Possible Caribbeans : assembling the fictional voice / Barbara Lalla --
Part 2. Trajectories of Creolization. 8. Fragments, centres and margins / Lise Winer --
9. A comparison between the development of Palenquero Caribbean Creole and Swahili-Spanish interlanguage / María Landa Buil --
10. Postcolonial historiography : Brereton and Naipaul documenting ethnic histories over and against national paradigms / Nivedita Misra --
11. The role of sociohistorical factors in the processes of Creolization : evidence from Amerindian languages / Ian Robertson --
12. Annotated bibliography of the works of Barbara Lalla and Ian Robertson / Niala Dwarika-Bhagat, Karen Eccles, Michelle Gill and Marsha Winter.
Responsibility: edited by Paula Morgan and Valerie Youssef.

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This edited collection brings together the work of scholars in the field of Caribbean literary and linguistic study. Its genesis was the University of the West Indies 2011 commemorative conference in honor of recently retired professors Bridget Brereton, Barbara Lalla and Ian Robertson. This volume engages the seminal work done by Lalla and Robertson with focus on their contributions to theoretical constructs, original data collection and analysis, and the formation of a Caribbean-based ethos.

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