Against Creole exceptionalism *

@inproceedings{DeGraff2003AgainstCE,
  title={Against Creole exceptionalism *},
  author={Michel DeGraff},
  year={2003}
}
1. A POSTCOLONIAL AGENDA FOR CREOLISTS. 1.1. THE MOTIVATION. Ferdinand de Saussure (1916 [1986:7]) warned us that ‘no other subject [outside of language] has fostered more absurd notions, more prejudices, more illusions and more fantasies . . . [I]t is the primary task of the linguist to denounce them, and to eradicate them as completely as possible’. But, what if ‘prejudices’, ‘illusions’, and ‘fantasies’ underlie some of the foundations of Creole studies? Many creolists throughout the history… CONTINUE READING
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