A Study of Language Attitudes in Two Creole-Speaking Islands: San Andres and Providence (Colombia).

  • Silvia Flórez Universidad de Antioquia
Keywords: sociolinguistics, language attitudes, creole languages, multilingualism

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the language attitudes on the islands of San Andres and Providence (Colombia) from a comparative perspective. The sociolinguistic variables studied included age, gender, ethnicity, occupation, place of residence and language knowledge. Respondents on both islands expressed similar attitudes, with a general tendency favorable to the three languages (Standard Caribbean English, Islander Creole and Colombian Spanish) and to multilingualism.

Received: 01-03-06 / Accepté: 17-08-06

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Flórez, S. (2006). A Study of Language Attitudes in Two Creole-Speaking Islands: San Andres and Providence (Colombia). Íkala. 11(1), pp. 119 – 147 

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Author Biography

Silvia Flórez, Universidad de Antioquia
Silvia Flórez holds a Masters degree in English from University of Bergen. She is a teacher and researcher in the School of Languages at the Universidad de Antioquia.

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Published
2006-11-08
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Flórez S. (2006). A Study of Language Attitudes in Two Creole-Speaking Islands: San Andres and Providence (Colombia). Íkala, 11(1), 119-147. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/ikala/article/view/2783
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