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College of Arts and Sciences


Interdisciplinary Studies


creole, nonstandard language, linguistics, sociolinguistics, language attitude, language revival, AVEE, language education, language education policy


African Languages and Societies | Applied Linguistics | Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Comparative and Historical Linguistics | First and Second Language Acquisition | Inequality and Stratification | Modern Languages | Other Linguistics | Typological Linguistics and Linguistic Diversity


This thesis compares the failures of the creolization movement with the success of the language revitalization movement and seeks to determine which elements are missing from the former to make it as successful as the latter. Education policy, identity, and language ideology are all examined as contributors to the future success of creole inclusivity in education and society, as well as the potential benefits such a movement would include. Specifically examined are Siegel’s research on creole education and Armstrong’s work on language ideology.