Publication Date

11-17-2015

School

College of Arts and Sciences

Major

Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

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

Disciplines

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

Abstract

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.