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You can forget words, but not the language: Children learn languages much more readily than adults, but if contact with the language is lost, knowledge will completely fade. But it turns out the capacity to recognize it won't. Hindi and Zulu have some basic phonetic components that don't appear in English, making it difficult for English speakers to recognize some words. Researchers tested some people in the UK that had contact with these languages when young, but hadn't seen it in so long, they flunked basic vocabulary tests. It turns out they could still pick up the phonetic differences that their peers would miss.

Professor
John Rickford

LINGUISTICS | EXPERTS | AAVE

Dr. Rickford has worked on AAVE since the early 1970s and he is also a creolist and speaker of Guyanese Creole

Creole Expert,Dr. John Rickford

 

 

 

Spoken Soul John Rickford, Rullell Rickford

RINGLEADER DR. JOHN RICKFORD

BOOKS BY JOHN RICKFORD

Writings On The "Ebonics" Issue

Dialect Speakers & Reading Dialect Readers Curriculum

Written Creole: Genuine or Hoax?

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Spoken Soul: The Story of Black English by John R. Rickford, Russell J. Rickford (Contributor)
American Book Award for 2000 from the Before Columbus Foundation.

"That mainstream English is essential to our self-preservation is indisputable . . . but it is not necessary to abandon Spoken Soul to master Standard English, any more than it is necessary to abandon English to learn French or to deprecate jazz to appreciate classical music."
~ John R. Rickford and Russell J. Rickford ( 2000)

 

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LINGUISTICS | EXPERTS

AMERICAN VIRGIN ISLANDS

Dr. Sabino's Website

Dr. Gilbert A. Sprauve E-mail: gsprauv@uvi.edu
(Off.) 340-693-1342 U.S.V.I.

Dr. Gene Emanuel E-mail: gemanue@uvi.edu
(Off.) 340-693-1348 U.S.V.I.

Language and Literature : Virgin Islands (U.S.) picked by Library of congress subject experts.
A listing of web sites that provide links to resources relating to the U.S. Virgin Islands. The most important source for bibliography of books and articles concerning the U.S. Virgin Islands.

There is more information available about early language in the Cul De Sac under the American Virgin Islands Curriculum

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PROF. JOHN FIGUEROA (Deceased)
A poet, teacher and champion of Caribbean culture

EXPERT MIKE CASSERLY - DEPT OF EDUCATION

 

LINGUISTICS European Creole Expert

 

 

Dutch Antilles in the Dutch Caribbean has the Papiamentu SpellChecker

Trini Talk by Miguel Brown

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