Kwéyòl in Postcolonial Saint Lucia; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Preface;
2 Colonial background;
3 Kwéyòl cultural nationalism;
4 An Anglophone country in an English-speaking world;
5 The Francophonie and Créolophonie;
6 Government and democracy;
7 Literacy, the schools, and higher education;
8 The mass media;
9 The changing status of Kwéyòl;
10 The enduring attraction and assimilative power of English;
11 The role of French in the nation;
12 Conclusions and language planning implications; References; Index.
Can historically marginalized, threatened languages be saved in the contemporary global era? In relation to the wider postcolonial world, especially the Caribbean, this book focuses on efforts to preserve and promote Lesser Antillean French Creole - Kwéyòl - as the national language of Saint Lucia and on the legacy of colonialism and impact of globalization, with which English has become the universal lingua franca, as mitigating factors undermining these efforts. It deals specifically with language planning for democratization and government; literacy, the schools and higher education; and th.