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Caribbean Journal of Education

Education Issues in Creole and Creole-influenced Vernacular Contexts, edited by Ian Robertson and Hazel Simmons-McDonald

Publication Date: 
September 2013

Cultural syncretisation and racial miscegenation have given birth to the Caribbean as a Creole space. The Creole dialect, a source of contention, has, for decades, remained basilectal while English preponderates in the classrooms. With this reality, several obstacles continue to surface, giving rise to the question of which language should be officialized in classrooms. Dennis Craig, Caribbean linguist, with decades of experience, pioneered work to institutionalize the vernacular in schools.

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