Learning in a language that isn't one's own: the case of Jamaica A Minor Field Study
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesis
In this study, titled Learning in a language that isn't one's own - the case of Jamaica, our intention is to give a picture of what the language situation in Jamaica is like. English is the official language in Jamaica, but it is coexisting with Jamacian Creole, which is not admitted as a official language, but it is the language of the people. In this study we try to point out possible factors that have created the language situation of Jamaica. We have mostly focused on the situation at school, all teaching is supposed to be in English. We have observed attitudes among pupils and teachers to English and Jamaican Creole. We will also give general explanations of the terms Pidgin and Creole and we will give a brief history background of Jamaica.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för utbildningsvetenskap , 2001. , 30 p.
Languages and linguistics, Jamaica, education, language, Pidgin, Creole
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-1093ISRN: LIU-IUVG-EX-01/123--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-1093DiVA: diva2:17459