By Paula Prescod
This assortment is a pioneer examine of linguistic phenomena in St Vincent and the Grenadines, written via students who're either revered of their box of analysis and hooked up to the linguistic realities within the geographic zone lower than research. This ebook covers the subfields of sociolinguistics, discourse research, ethnography, historic linguistics and syntax. It concentrates on mainland St Vincent and the Grenadine island of Bequia. the quantity will entice a wide viewers together with not only experts in linguistics but in addition instructor running shoes and educators.
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We have provided a number of answers to questions relating to language contact occasioned in the sociohistorical settings described. We have accounted for some features of the English-based variety attested on the islands during the era of British control. English was virtually absent before 1763 whereas the slaves were exposed to varieties of French. Yet, today, despite the fact that the irst slaves were brought from the French West Indian colonies with their French masters, there is virtually no trace of the French Creole past in St Vincent apart from some lexical items that are commonly found in the semantic domains of lora, fauna, festivals and folklore.
1933. . Dictionary of the Asante and Fante Language Called Tshi (Chwee, twi): With a Grammatical Introduction and Appendices on the Geography of the Gold Coast and Other Subjects, 2nd edn. Basel: Basel Evangelical Missionary Society. org〉 (5 May 2013). Colquhoun, A. 1815. Treatise on the Wealth, Power, and Resources of the British Empire. London: Joseph Mawman. Constitution of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. option=com_ content&view=article&id=133:constitution&catid=2:about-svg&Itemid=45〉 (21 April 2013).
Org/details/landuse populatio00spin〉 (14 March 2013). SVA n0 14, March 18th, 1842. St Vincent Archives, correspondence from Lieutenant Governor in St Vincent to Governor of the Windward Islands. SVA n0 52, August 2nd, 1842. St Vincent Archives, correspondence from Lieutenant Governor of St Vincent to Governor of the Windward Islands. SVA n0 6, January 16th, 1861. St Vincent Archives, correspondence from Lieutenant Governor of St Vincent to Governor of the Windward Islands. SVA n0 162, April 21st, 1862.
Language Issues in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines by Paula Prescod