Contact Englishes of the Eastern Caribbean is the first collection to focus, via primary linguistic fieldwork, on the underrepresented and neglected area of the Anglophone Eastern Caribbean. The following islands are included: The Virgin Islands (USA & British), Anguilla, Barbuda, Dominica, St. Lucia, Carriacou, Barbados, Trinidad, and Guyana. In an effort to be as inclusive as possible, the contiguous areas of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos islands (often considered part of North American Englishes) are also included. Papers in this volume explore all aspects of language study, including syntax, phonology, historical linguistics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, ethnography, and performance. It should be of interest not only to creolists but also to linguists, anthropologists, sociologists and educators either in the Caribbean itself or those who work with schoolchildren of West Indian descent.
1. Map; 2. Preface; 3. Introduction (by Aceto, Michael); 4. Defining ethnic varieties in the Bahamas: Phonological accommodation in black and white enclave communities (by Childs, Becky); 5. The grammatical features of TMA auxiliaries in Bahamian Creole (by McPhee, Helean); 6. English in the Turks and Caicos Islands: A look at Grand Turk (by Cutler, Cecelia A.); 7. Language variety in the Virgin Islands: Plural markings (by Sabino, Robin); 8. The establishment and perpetuation of Anglophone white enclave communities in the Eastern Caribbean: The case of Island Harbor, Anguilla (by Williams, Jeffrey P.); 9. What are Creole languages?: An alternative approach to the Anglophone Atlantic World with special emphasis on Barbudan Creole English (by Aceto, Michael); 10. Language variation and language use among teachers in Dominica (by Bryan, Beverley); 11. An "English Creole" that isn't: On the sociohistorical origins and linguistic classification of the vernacular English in St. Lucia (by Garrett, Paul B.); 12. The Carriacou Shakespeare Mas': Linguistic creativity in a Creole community (by Fayer, Joan M.); 13. Creole English on Carriacou: A sketch and some implications (by Kephart, Ronald); 14. Barbadian lects: Beyond Meso (by Herk, Gerard Van); 15. Eastern Caribbean suprasegmental systems: A comparative view, with particular reference to Barbadian, Trinidadian, and Guyanese (by Sutcliffe, David); 16. References; 17. Index