Creolizing Globalization: Pan-Cultural Identities and Language in Saint Lucia

  title={Creolizing Globalization: Pan-Cultural Identities and Language in Saint Lucia},
  author={Aonghas St-Hilaire},
  journal={Caribbean Studies},
  pages={25 - 3}
  • A. St-Hilaire
  • Published 22 December 2013
  • Linguistics
  • Caribbean Studies
Saint Lucia, like much of the rest of the Caribbean, is a Creole society. Due to unique historical circumstances, Antillean Creole cultural identity is fluid, fragmentary and multiple. Saint Lucians perceive cultural commonalities between their island, on the one hand, and the Francophone, French Creole-speaking and Anglophone Caribbean and wider world, on the other, and value the different languages of their colonial legacy—French, Kwéyòl and English—both for intangible reasons related to… 

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