Caribbean Literary Discourse: Voice and Cultural Identity in by Barbara Lalla,Jean D'Costa,Velma Pollard

By Barbara Lalla,Jean D'Costa,Velma Pollard

Caribbean Literary Discourse is a learn of the multicultural, multilingual, and Creolized languages that signify Caribbean discourse, specifically as mirrored within the language offerings that preoccupy inventive writers.

Caribbean Literary Discourse opens the tough international of language offerings and literary experiments attribute of the multicultural and multilingual Caribbean. In those societies, the language of the grasp— English in Jamaica and Barbados—overlies the Creole languages of the bulk. As literary critics and as artistic writers, Barbara Lalla, Jean D’Costa, and Velma Pollard interact old, linguistic, and literary views to enquire the literature bred via this advanced background. They hint the increase of neighborhood languages and literatures in the English talking Caribbean, in particular as mirrored within the language offerings of artistic writers.

The examine engages difficulties: first, the historic fact that normal metropolitan English proven by means of British colonialists dominates professional financial, cultural, and political beliefs in those former colonies, contesting the improvement of vernacular, Creole, and pidgin dialects even one of the region’s indigenous inhabitants; and moment, the truth that literary discourse constructed lower than such stipulations has acquired scant attention.

Caribbean Literary Discourse explores the language offerings that preoccupy inventive writers in whose paintings vernacular discourse monitors its multiplicity of origins, its elusive limitations, and its such a lot vexing concerns. The authors tackle the measure to which language selection highlights political loyalties and tensions; the politics of id, self-representation, and nationalism; the results of code-switching—the skill to trade intentionally among assorted languages, accents, or dialects—for id in postcolonial society; the wealthy rhetorical and literary results enabled via code-switching and the problems of acknowledging or educating these levels in conventional schooling platforms; the longstanding interaction among oral and scribal tradition; and the predominance of intertextuality in postcolonial and diasporic literature.

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