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Caribbean Literary Discourse free pdf ""Caribbean Literary Discourse" is a study of the multicultural, multilingual, and Creolized languages that characterize Caribbean discourse, especially as reflected in the language choices that preoccupy creative writers.
Caribbean Literary Discourse" opens the challenging world of language choices and literary experiments characteristic of the multicultural and multilingual Caribbean. In these societies, the language of the master-- English in Jamaica and Barbados--overlies the Creole languages of the majority. As literary critics and as creative writers, Barbara Lalla, Jean D'Costa, and Velma Pollard engage historical, linguistic, and literary perspectives to investigate the literature bred by this complex history. They trace the rise of local languages and literatures within the Englishspeaking Caribbean, especially as reflected in the language choices of creative writers.
The study engages two problems: first, the historical reality that standard metropolitan English established by British colonialists dominates official economic, cultural, and political affairs in these former colonies, contesting the development of vernacular, Creole, and pidgin dialects even among the region's indigenous population- and second, the fact that literary discourse developed under such conditions has received scant attention.
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Caribbean Literary Discourse "explores the language choices that preoccupy creative writers in whose work vernacular discourse displays its multiplicity of origins, its elusive boundaries, and its most vexing issues. The authors address the degree to which language choice highlights political loyalties and tensions- the politics of identity, self-representation, and nationalism- the implications of code-switching--the ability to alternate deliberately between different languages, accents, or dialects--for identity in postcolonial society- the rich rhetorical and literary effects enabled by code-switching and the difficulties of acknowledging or teaching those ranges in traditional education systems- the longstanding interplay between oral and scribal culture- and the predominance of intertextuality in postcolonial and diasporic literature.

About Dr Barbara Lalla

Barbara Lalla is an emerita professor of language and literature in the Department of Liberal Arts at the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. She has written two novels as well as Postcolonialisms: Caribbean Rereading of Medieval English Discourse and Defining Jamaican Fiction: Marronage and the Discourse of Survival.

Jean D'Costa, Leavenworth Professor Emerita of Literature at Hamilton College, USA, is a critic and children's novelist. Lalla and D'Costa coauthored Language in Exile: Three Hundred Years of Jamaican Creole.

Velma Pollard is a retired senior lecturer in language education at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica. She is an authority on Rastafarian language and the author of a novel, two collections of short fiction, and five books of poetry. Her novella Karl won the Casa de las Americas Literary Prize in 1992.

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Author : Dr Barbara Lalla
Publisher : University Alabama Press
Data Published : 20 November 2013
ISBN : 0817318070
EAN : 9780817318079
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 296 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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