Language Education and Bahamian Students' Compositions

  title={Language Education and Bahamian Students' Compositions},
  author={Michelle Veronica Bain},
The teaching of Standard English (SE) composition in the Bahamas is not without its challenges in the context of the sociolinguistic situation. Many Bahamian students' Standard English compositions exhibit "interference" from vernacular Bahamian, either Bahamian English Creole or Bahamian Dialect. In this study, I attempt to clarify issues of Creole/dialect interference in the Standard English writing of college-based English compositions providing some linguistic explanations for many of the… CONTINUE READING