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English Interference Loans As A Resource In The Functional Expansion Of St. Lucian Creole, Steve Jones Apr 1984

English Interference Loans As A Resource In The Functional Expansion Of St. Lucian Creole, Steve Jones

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

This paper is a study of language contact between French Creole and English on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Although much of the discussion is related to grammatical questions, the implications go beyond issues in descriptive linguistics. The nature of English-Creole contact is an important question for St. Lucian education and social life in general, especially given the increased promotion of Creole as a medium of contact between the St. Lucian government and people, and the possibilities of the future use of Creole as a medium of education and literacy. The study gives some evidence that English-Creole contact in ...