21st century language policy in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago

Cresswell, Anna Elizabeth (2019). 21st century language policy in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. University of Birmingham. M.A.

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Language rise models continue to play a role in world Englishes research but their potential to consider agency has not yet been applied in a complete manner. Existing research situates colonialism as the more salient variable in language rise but this assessment needs reviewing in order to determine its suitability for 21st century language policy. Language policy studies have centred around the activities of postcolonial nations in Asia; as such, the Caribbean is under-researched in comparison to these nations. This study addresses language attitudes in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago to identify if agency plays a role in the rise of the English language and to challenge the out-dated view that language rise, in modern day, is a result of colonialism.

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.A.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.A.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: School of English, Drama and Creative Studies, Department of English Language and Linguistics
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/9449


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