Language, Culture and Caribbean Identity

Language, Culture and Caribbean Identity

Edited by Jeannette Allsopp and John R. Rickford

220 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9789768125927
  • Published: August 2012


This timely and insightful publication, thought-provoking and highly educational, is dedicated to the memory of outstanding Caribbean linguist, Richard Allsopp. The contributors, many of them leading authorities on language variation in the Caribbean, explore various aspects of language, culture and identity in the region, focusing on themes that engaged Allsopp in his lifetime: Creole linguistics, Caribbean lexicography, language in folklore and religion, literature, music and dance, and language issues in Caribbean schools.