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 first languages (henceforth L1). I will focus on the acquisition of Seselwa as a L1 and discuss briefly some implications of the findings on the acquisition of Seselwa for the area of education. Before I do so, the reader will be introduced to the field 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 briefly 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
Country/TerritorySeychelles
Period1/01/141/01/14

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