The development of aspectual markers in anglo-caribbean english

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The English dialects spoken by the scattered white minority in the Caribbean are important in that they provide linguistic clues to the nature of the Anglophone component in the development of the Caribbean AnglophoneCreoles. The British dialect sources for aspectual markers in Anglo-Carib-bean English are discussed in the light of the dialect contact and mixingthat was the sociolinguistic product of English colonization. Koineizationin the development of Anglo-Caribbean English is argued for, with suggestions for further research involving Anglo-Caribbean English and theCaribbean Anglophone Creoles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-263
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 18 1988


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