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Playing with languages : children and change in a Caribbean village

Author: Amy L Paugh
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy L Paugh
ISBN: 9781782385165 1782385169
OCLC Number: 872986105
Description: pages cm
Contents: List of Maps, Figures, and Tables Acknowledgments Note on Transcription Conventions Introduction Chapter 1. Discourses of Differentiation, Unity, and Identity Chapter 2. Childhood in a Village "Behind God's Back" Chapter 3. Learning English: Language Ideologies and Practices in the Classroom and Home Chapter 4. Becoming "Good for Oneself": Patwa and Autonomy in Language Socialization Chapter 5. Negotiating Play: Children's Code-switching as Symbolic Resource Chapter 6. Acting Adult: Children's Language Use in Imaginary Play Conclusion Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Amy L. Paugh.


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"One may hope that other anthropologists, especially those interested in the language use of migrant children, will feel inspired by this application of linguistic anthropology that (unfortunately) Read more...

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