Publisher description for West Indians & their language / Peter A. Roberts.

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This second edition of West Indians and their Language updates the text of the first edition and includes some additions while preserving the tone and style that has appealed to many readers during the life of the book. The book concentrates on the following topics: different varieties of language found in everyday West Indian society; information about the historical sources of West Indian English; the difficulties of representing a predominantly oral culture in writing; the orthography used to represent spoken language; various features of technology adopted by West Indians in methods of communication; language and the supernatural - an additional, new section; the development of language education policy; and some aspects of practice in teaching and learning in West Indian schools.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
West Indies -- Languages.
Creole dialects, English -- West Indies.
English language -- West Indies.
Language and culture -- West Indies.
Language and education -- West Indies.