Peter A. Roberts
Press University of the West Indies
From oral to literate culture :colonial experience in the English West Indies
Caribbean Cultural Studies
English language - West Indies, British.
Written communication - West Indies, British.
Language and culture - West Indies, British.
Oral communication - West Indies, British.
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|1 An Introduction to the Language of West Indians||14|
|2 Nonlinguistic Methods of Communication and Transmission of Information in the Plantation Slave Society||29|
|3 Aspects of Oral Culture in the Slave Population||47|
|4 Political and Social Influences on the Development of Vernacular English||82|
|5 Literate Communication in the Plantation Slave Society||123|
|6 The Rise of Printing and Publishing in the West Indies and its Effects||145|
|7 Intellectual and Literary Activity and its Effect on Literate English||173|
|8 The Rise of Schools and their Effect on English||205|
|9 English Language and Literacy in the Early Schools||249|
|10 The Legacy of Colonial Literacy in the West Indies||281|