Post Classifieds
University of Bridgeport Textbooks > Social Variation in the Creole Language

Social Variation in the Creole Language

ISBN:3838391411

ISBN13:9783838391410

Publisher:Lambert Academic Publishing

Author:Zahira Mosaheb

Buying Options Renting Options

Own it? Sell it back

Social Variation in the Creole Language Description

This study aims to observe patterns of variation amongst working class and middle class informants from both genders. At first glance, the dataset seems to yield fairly straightforward results in accordance to the general precepts of the variationist paradigm. Middle class females are in favour of the more formal variants and working class males opt for the most vernacular ones. In addition, males seem to stick to the vernacular in contrast to their female counterparts. The correlation between gender and class also shows a preference for vernacular variants by the working class male informants. However, when scrutinised further, it has been observed that the variation is to a great extent erratic both at inter and intra speaker level, resulting in atypical variation in some cases. This study, then, attempts to link such instances of atypical variation firstly to hypercorrection resulting from linguistic insecurity and secondly to attitudinal factors impacting on the use of Mauritian Creole. Lastly, this study highlights the difficulty in establishing a post-Creole continuum in the Mauritian context and shows that the notion of style variation proves to be much more helpful.

Log In

or Create an account

Employers & Housing Providers

Employers can list job opportunities for students

Post a Job

Housing Providers can list available housing

Post Housing

Log In

Forgot your password?

Your new password has been sent to your email!

Logout Successful!

You just missed it! This listing has been filled.

Post your own housing listing on Uloop and have students reach out to you!

Upload An Image

Please select an image to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format
OR
Provide URL where image can be downloaded
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format