Language, Identity, and Gender: A Study of Creole in the Caribbean

Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi
2015 Linguistics and Literature Studies  
This paper examines creolization of the Caribbean. It looks into creolization from three points of view namely linguistic, ethnic, and biological, and discusses language, identity, and gender of the Caribbean respectively. Any attempt to define creole becomes an area of continuing concern to question the very status of language. There has been a long chain of disagreement over the definitions of creole languages and how they are different from other languages. The various etymological points of
more » ... mological points of view are discussed in the first section. The second section debates the mythical or the (Andersonian) imagined Caribbean identity and it talks about ethnic creolization. The final section discusses the biological creolization.
doi:10.13189/lls.2015.030102 fatcat:wplobkinl5e6roknfxp3oixyvm