Some new Insights into the Acquisition of Creole Languages

Marie Adone

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    Abstract

    In this paper I will address the question of how Creole languages are acquired as fi rst languages (henceforth L1). I will focus on the acquisition of Seselwa as a L1 and discuss briefl y some implications of the fi ndings on the acquisition of Seselwa for the area of education. Before I do so, the reader will be introduced to the fi eld of First Language Acquisition (henceforth FLA), which belongs to one of the domains of enquiry in Psycholinguistics. Here we take the generative approach to FLA.
    The methods chosen for this study will also be briefly presented followed by an analysis of the data. In the discussion
    I concentrate on two points: first, the findings on Creole acquisition are related to FLA research, and second, I briefl y discuss the importance of these findings for Education.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIslands Studies - Indian Ocean/Ocean Indien':
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 International Colloquium on Creole Language and Didactics in the Indian Ocean region
    EditorsKris M Valaydon
    Place of PublicationSeychelles
    PublisherUniversity of Seychelles
    Pages6-11
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event2014 International Colloquium on Creole Language and Didactics in the Indian Ocean region - University of Seychelles, Seychelles
    Duration: 1 Jan 20141 Jan 2014

    Publication series

    NameIsland Studies - Indian Ocean/Océan Indien’ journal
    PublisherUniversity of Seychelles
    Number2
    Volume1
    ISSN (Print)1694-2582

    Conference

    Conference2014 International Colloquium on Creole Language and Didactics in the Indian Ocean region
    CountrySeychelles
    Period1/01/141/01/14

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    Adone, M. (2015). Some new Insights into the Acquisition of Creole Languages. In K. M. Valaydon (Ed.), Islands Studies - Indian Ocean/Ocean Indien': Proceedings of the 2014 International Colloquium on Creole Language and Didactics in the Indian Ocean region (pp. 6-11). (Island Studies - Indian Ocean/Océan Indien’ journal; Vol. 1, No. 2). Seychelles: University of Seychelles.